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Great opportunities for individuals but a leadership vacuum at the top of the corporation.

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Current Employee - Reporter  in  Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at McClatchy Company

Pros

Committed colleagues, rewarding work, challenging assignments, community involvement, potential to shine individually and collectively.

Cons

Waffling vision, detached corporate leadership, held hostage by bond debt, crucial error in refusing to charge for premium content.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to team with other newspaper companies to charge for content.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great camaraderie among staff, harsh directives from corporate owners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    For size of city, downtown Charlotte is relatively livable. Affordable housing nearby, and good transportation options. (But suburbs can have nightmare traffic.) Project were enjoyable and supported. Colleagues were collegial. Good fit for a young professional.

    Cons

    I wasn't fired personally, but firings were frequent and seemingly arbitrary -- often coming as RIF percentages from corporate. It all contributed to an atmosphere of fear.

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    Unorganized, short sighted company which lacks leadership and doesn't care about their clients

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    -Ability to be out in the community and interact with business owners.
    -Being able to own your territory and be given assigned accounts.

    Cons

    -Horrible leadership
    -Short sighted approach to business
    -Don't care about their clients budget or delivering results
    -Constant turnover
    -Fire successful employees and replace them with someone they can pay half
    -Lofty, Unattainable Goals
    -Motivate through fear
    -No room for growth
    -outsourced most work overseas at this point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Create an open line of communication with your employees.
    -Strive for success as a whole and not self-preservation of your own job
    -Stop driving away talent
    -Trust your employees to do their job
    -Be willing to try new things and be comfortable with change

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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