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At an inflection point

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Digital First Media full-time

Pros

Access to senior management, flexible schedule, pay scale if you're on the right end of it.

Cons

stability, the brains and decisions of those senior managers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can't get blood from a stone

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Strategy is all about liquidation.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Denver, CO

    I worked at Digital First Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people who work there and the potential for interesting projects.

    Cons

    Management is focused on politics and looking good to investors, rather than investing in people, products, and digital media strategies. There's no effort to look at the competition, no effort to develop strategic products, no effort to develop internal talent (or attract rock star outside talent) to improve the team quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about how you can sell off parts of the company. Think about how you can solidify and make the existing company strong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Newspaper trying to transition to a Digital company with no strategy or committed managers!

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    Current Employee - Various in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Various in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Digital First Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people work there.

    Cons

    No company culture or values. Most long term employees are merely collecting paychecks and put little effort into the job. Company doesn't have the right skills to make the transition work. Too much financial accountability all the time and not enough time to do the job at hand. President severely lacks people skills, compassion and respect towards employees. Last, too much disrespect & yelling at each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve yourself with employees. Show genuine care and interest in the staff, don't just sit in your ivory tower cutting people & expenses all the time. Create a culture where employees feel valued, respected and want to work there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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