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Innovation and morale are sapped

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Online News Editor
Former Employee - Online News Editor

I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There are a lot of good people throughout the company who work hard and care about producing great work every day.

Cons

When I left the company, corporate debt and budget cuts had forced furloughs, salary freezes and brought on universal low morale. Most managers appear to be working hard just to get by with thinner staffs, smaller news holes and burned out employees.

Advice to Management

More innovation and creative thinking, and less micro-management.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lee Local

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Davenport, IA

    I worked at Lee Enterprises 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

    Fun co-workers make the boiler room telemarketing digital room bearable.

    Cons

    Average employee lasts 3 months, Telemarketing small business and offering 3 packages that do the same thing for $99-$350 per month. FYI it doesn't cost anything to register for Google. Management only cares about sales on a telemarketing board. Complete boiler room with telemarketing cubes, sweat shop goals and no focus on the future. Management has no past management experience, they got hired on being a favorite. and young. No one over 30 in Lee's digital telemarketing team. most of the people that make the packages all were friends before they were hired. All under 25.

    Advice to Management

    Get your resume ready


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ship keeps floating, but there are leaks aplenty.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Photographer
    Current Employee - Staff Photographer

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My job is great and always has been, but that is in spite of, not because of the way the company is run. Some Autonomy.

    Cons

    Difficult to live on the amount I am paid. Corporate intrusions into everything that is good about the paper. Quotas. Bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    With better compensation comes better employees.


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