GateHouse Media

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Newspaper Advertising Sales

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Peoria, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Peoria, IL

I have been working at GateHouse Media full-time (more than a year)

Pros

A lot of time freedom in the first year or so. 8-5 job if you do it right. Pay is okay. Plenty of new product to sell.

Cons

Too much pressure for the amount of money you do make.
Manager is always finding new ways to micro manage, albeit pressure on the sales manager from upper management. Too much product to sell. The products need to be more focused or you lose your mind due to induced ADD.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If your sales reps are meeting their sales quota's, lay off the micro management.

Little room for advancement. Need to make more avenues available for moving up in management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    the ship has sank

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    Former Employee - Union Driver in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Union Driver in Quincy, MA

    I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    we knew years ago when bosses jump ship with millions given to them by there selves its time

    Cons

    to many to say note enough space on page to give answer to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help the last workers who close door to land on there feet not break there legs when fall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    High turnover, resources stretched too thin, Federal wage violations

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Macomb, IL

    I worked at GateHouse Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good things include a recognition of the importance of new media technology, and a content-sharing network. The company provided mentoring and on-site hands-on tutoring in a period of redesigning a fresh, modern look and format to a small-town newspaper.

    Cons

    Mentality that news coverage exists to fill space between ads, which is discouraging if you work on the news side. Vision of promotion opportunity within community extremely limited. Publisher on my particular paper had no news or journalism education or background. Extremely low-wage; management and supervisory salaries in violation of federal law regulating overtime. Editing and reporting positions left unfilled for many months with the expectation that other employees would absorb these duties without appropriate compensation commensurate to responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't retain talented and loyal employees if you encourage practices that take advantage of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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