Lee Enterprises
2.6 of 5 48 reviews
www.lee.net Davenport, IA 5000+ Employees

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Great coworkers, great customer service, poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Longview, WA

I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time for more than 5 years

ProsComparable pay for entry level employees, friendly staff, active in the community.

ConsNo raises for years - pay freeze. Working late when sales staff missed deadlines and production staff had to stay after-hours to get everything done. Sales Staff got commission (aka a reward for missing a deadline) production team (graphics, prepress, printing staff, circulation, carriers) got longer hours with no reward. No overtime. No employee incentive program, little to no training program for new employees, slow on equipment upgrades. High turnover rate, especially in circulation, sales staff and carriers.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee incentives for all staff, not just sales team. Manager training.

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Destined for destitution

Does it Matter? All the jobs there suck (Former Employee)
Decatur, IL

I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: What can I say? I spent three years at the Decatur newspaper working with retail sales, the newsroom, the photographers, marketing,… Cons: Management, management, management,...all utterly worthless. Pointing out actual "cons" is an exercise in simply multiplying every employment factor by zero - a simple waste of… Advice to Senior Management: Quit now while you're behind (way behind). 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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My coworkers were great, but the top level administration was hit-or-miss at best.

Sports Desk Clerk (Former Employee)
Lincoln, NE

I worked at Lee Enterprises part-time for more than a year


Pros: I loved working with knowledgeable people who shared my interests and hobbies… Cons: The administration sometimes gets into micromanagement, which is really obnoxious. I didn't experience a ton of it because I worked nights and the higher-ups were… Advice to Senior Management: Figuring out a strategy to make the newspaper business successful long-term is going to be… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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