Houston Community Newspapers

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Classified Inside Sales (Former Employee) Houston, TX

ProsGood benefits, decent co-workers, free parking, community newspapers may have a future in a dying industry, open to feedback from employees

ConsManagers are busy bodies who gossip and pit employees against each other, poor pay, inadequate training and development for new employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay experienced people more, spend a little money to make money by promoting the papers in the community, hire experienced newspaper managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    1 person found this helpful  

    Unless you're entry-level or there are no other employment opportunities at the time, AVOID

    Reporter (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Houston Community Newspapers full-time for more than a year


    Pros: *Co-workers are generally nice and easy to get along with *You pretty much make your own hours *You retain a good deal of control over what… Cons: *The pay is awful (even by journalism standards) and, for whatever reason, hourly instead of salary. Thing about that is, management forbids overtime, for any… Advice to Senior Management: I think my 'cons' pretty well lay out what's wrong; doing the opposite of the above would be a good start. Guys, I know you're… – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Low pay with expensive benefits.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Community Newspapers full-time for more than a year


    Pros: It was quite nice to be learning to sell by doing it, rather than spending weeks or even months in training classes before being allowed… Cons: Compensation was pretty bad, as were opportunities for personal growth. The company has a strong "advertising is key, editorial is not" bias… Advice to Senior Management: Stop cutting back circulation without telling your advertisers. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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