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Long proud History not so sure future

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

I have been working at Fairfax Media full-time (More than 5 years)

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Terrific, talented staff. Everyone strives to produce a quality paper everyday. Their work quality is high and so are their ethics. Good pay and work conditions

Cons

Staff morale is at its lowest ebb due to the Upper Management who leave much to be desired. They are draining the company of its life blood and culling it of its most talented contributors. Many Upper Management are not newspaper people but accountants, who see the bottom line as the most important thing instead of the final product. Through their mismanagement they have put the company in the position it is currently in.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff who love their work. They should have been the first people you listened to when things began to worsen due to your inability to read the trends and react to them in a creative and positive manner.

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  1. Really enjoyed the work and interacting with my colleauges.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax Media part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A forward moving company that embraces new technology.

    Cons

    Positions within the company are limited.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Glad my time with Fairfax is over

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fairfax Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room to move into other areas of the company;
    Offices are beautiful with own gym, cafe etc (even though it is in Pyrmont and nothing around!!);
    At the forefront of rich media;
    Tech Ops department extremely skilled and 100% helpful at all times.

    Cons

    Minimal Pay;
    Cut Throat;
    Expected to work long hours (8am to 7pm no lunch break most days);
    Unreasonable and unachievable KPIs;
    Extremely high turnover rate;
    Culture is non existent, in some cases it felt like being in highschool again with extremely clicky groups.

    Advice to Management

    When Employees are constantly leaving a team and minimal amounts of team members have been in team for over 6 months, it may be time to re-evaluate structure, performance and KPIs of team. Continuously discussing Surveys etc does not mean culture or turnover will improve. Make some real changes and have a good look at the team to make some genuine improvements.


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