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Local Newspaper Reporter - Terrible Place to work

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Former Employee - Reporter  in  Provo, UT
Former Employee - Reporter in Provo, UT

I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time for less than a year

Pros

You could go out and meet interesting people and there was a fair amount of autonomy in what you did. And it's always fun to see your name in print.

Cons

Extremely underpaid and everyone was over-stressed. At a local level there was never anything even remotely interesting to write about. When somthing finally came up it was like the end of the world to the editorial staff -- even little things were urgent and made overly stressful.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, but should have left for greener pastures long before I did.

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    Former Employee - Photojournalist  in  Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Photojournalist in Davenport, IA

    I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I got to do the type of work I enjoy and worked with some exceptional people.

    Cons

    Lousy hours. I missed a whole lot of family activities and my kids growing up. Very low pay, even for an industry known for low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expend more resources in putting out a quality product. It will lead to better employee moral and your advertisers will be more inclined to use the newspaper to get their message out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    tough place to work and getting tougher

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    Current Employee - National AE  in  Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - National AE in Davenport, IA

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great products
    great audience with reach in print and online

    Cons

    corporate influence at the local level
    unrealistic goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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