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Good people trying hard in a tough industry

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Chippewa Falls, WI
Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Chippewa Falls, WI

I have been working at Lee Enterprises

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The company is full of people who really seem to care about their work - professional journalists. They are dedicated to the idea of spreading news for the good of the community knowledge. Most people truly seem to work hard every day.

Cons

The company doesn't (or can't) offer competitive salary to keep the high talent people they need to turn things around.

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  1. The work is easy but compensation is extremely low.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises

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

    Pros

    Lee is a large company with media products in many parts of the country. There are opportunities to move to other cities and maintain your work for Lee.

    Cons

    The news industry as a whole is notorius for low pay. Lee is on the low end of even the news industry.

    Advice to Management

    Start offering competitive salaries and you will begin acquiring more talented people.


  2. Great stepping stone, but not a long term career

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    Current Employee - Retail Advertising Sales in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Advertising Sales in Carbondale, IL

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With outside sales, you get lots of freedom. Developing ad campaigns can be fun, if the client is easy to work with. Most of all GAINING SALES EXPERIENCE is the the best part about this job. This a great place develop sales skills and get a few years experience under your belt. This is definitely just a stepping stone kind of job, I think there are difficult times ahead for newspapers and I wouldn't want to be a sales rep for the next 5 or 10 years.

    Cons

    There are many incompetent managers in Lee. However, the paper I worked for replaced the management with a very good staff. Although they try, they still do not embrace technology to the extent they should. Obviously, the industry is in a major transitional phase to online, so there is no guarantee how long you might have a job. At times, the sales goals are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    embrace technology and the transition to online news


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