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Good First or Second Job

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

Pros

Great location downtown next to the new Omni building.

TDMN has a great, even if a little diminished these days, brand name and is instantly recognizable in the community.

Because of the haircut on headcount over the past 5 years added with the small company feel (while still a large company, organizationally it is a cozy, family business) employees must wear multiple hates and TDMN is a great place to get some experience for an employee young in their career.

Cons

The pay is weak for 90% but, to be fair, it is more a function of the value of the positions than TDMN being cheap. There is a huge disparity, however, because I know for a fact that some GM/Managers are making a quarter of a million dollars.

It's difficult to progress due to a shortage of resources, opportunity and budget due to a declining business climate which is not entirely TDMN's fault. Any career development that you engage in is bootstrap and the only real opportunities to grow are to take what you've learned to another company.

Perhaps as a result of the aforementioned low pay and perhaps as a result of TDMN being in an old, traditional (read: not innovative) industry, the workforce is WELL below average in intellect, skillset, and ability. You aren't forced to stretch and outside of a handful of leaders there aren't really any great thinkers and, unfortunately for TDMN, that is what is going to be needed to successfully change course and redefine how TDMN does (profitable) business in the new reality; that of the digital era.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Require an MBA from strategy setting leaders. Seriously though, 1 out of 10 Managers are worthwhile.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great staff and employees with lots of encouragement to succeed.

    Cons

    Downtown location was sometimes irritating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible. I work with a bunch of cashiers who could make more money in a drive thru

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    It's located downtown Dallas right next to the Dart (Train) Station
    Parking is Cheap at employee lot
    They people who work there are awesome
    Its a recognized company name

    Cons

    The newspaper advertising industry is declining & sales goals keep getting higher.
    Your goals are based on your previous quarters performance, so if you exceed your goal, your goal is higher the next quarter, thus helping those who don't make goal make more money.
    Company focuses more on Salesforce.com usage then actual sales
    You have homework assignments to turn in
    They advocate that they are the #1 media source in North Texas but churn is over 80%
    Every clients gets quoted 10 different prices for the same ad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE stop using third party companies who works out of their grandmothers basement. Stop throwing S**t on the wall hoping it will stick. Launching 25 new products in the last 3yrs and only 3 are still around, ready to launch 25 more. PLEASE make an informed decision. Lastly, It's amazing how you lay off employees daily but from 2009 to 2011 your salaries tripled?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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