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Good place to work but bad corporate management

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Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Writer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Daily Journal (California) full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

This is a good place for a young journalist to learn the business and learn to write with precision and accuracy. It provides a good stepping stone for a journalism career.

Cons

Some of the editors can be overbearing and unreasonable. The publisher is a tightwad and is always looking for ways to cut costs without regard to the quality of his publications.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Editors need to teach a team approach rather than managing by terror. The publisher is set in his ways and needs to retire.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    I did not enjoy working here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daily Journal (California)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and unpleasant management

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't plan on staying here for long.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Daily Journal (California)

    Pros

    It's a job in journalism in a major U.S. city. You'll get a steady paycheck because this newspaper is financially solvent. You'll also cover major figures in California's legal community.

    Cons

    Low pay and lousy benefits. The bosses excessively micromanage their employees and exhibit an attitude towards them that is disdainful at best and abusive at worst. Screaming and threats are not unheard of there. There's a high turnover rate there for good reason. The paper's pay wall is so high that few stories make it into the general news circulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop screaming at your employees. Stop treating your workers like infants. Start promoting your reporters' work. Start learning that micromanagement demoralizes your workforce.

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