Chronicle of Higher Education

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Family friendly company that is doomed to fail

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education

Pros

Flex time, 5 weeks paid vacation, 6-month sabbatical for every 7 years of service, many women in senior management

Cons

Big discrepancies in pay. The salaries were once so lavish that managers can't afford to leave; they'll never get paid as much anywhere else. Anyone hired before 2000 is likely making over $100,000 -- unheard of in journalism. Hired after that? Different story. The company will eventually go broke because it can't afford its senior management.

Recommends
Negative Outlook

8 Other Employee Reviews for Chronicle of Higher Education (View Most Recent)

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    Not so interesting work, stressful, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You do get some decent benefits - medical, sick days, and great vacation.
    Some of my coworkers were bright, wonderful hard working people and great to work with. Too bad they were not appreciated.

    Cons

    As soon as I started working at the Chronicle I thought about leaving, and it seems everyone I talked to wanted to leave. As great as the vacation time is, it seems everyone is overworked and no one can/wants to take their vacation. Things just aren't working, progress is slow, and morale is low. An employee for 20 years called it the velvet coffin - you might be dead inside, but you are comforted by the soft velvety benefits that you don't leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is misguided, and the company values are antiquated. The organization seems broken into a million parts that barely somehow work together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst place to work for growth

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hours 9-5pm
    24 Vacation Days
    Unlimited Sick Days
    Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Totally agree with other reviewer: Old Mentality Higher Ups
    The HR department managed one person for years.
    Not the best place for someone starting out in HR.
    You need to be seasoned and even then good luck with introducing you new HR ideas or practices because "its not the Chronicle way". Well the "Chronicle way" has resulted in low morale, next to no pay raises..there is not a bright future for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of senior managers who have been with The Chronicle for years; They are stuck in their own ways and will not bring the company to the next level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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