McClatchy Company

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Lots to learn in difficult times for newspapers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Support Developer in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Support Developer in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at McClatchy Company

Pros

Great people - its like a family, interesting technologies, plenty to learn, easy to ware many hats, ability to think independently and come up with out of the box solutions.

Cons

Management is useless and tends to throw unnecessary road blocks in front of progress. No guidance on direction from senior management. You can can be the best and be layed off while other under performing employees remain for years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

embrace quick implementation of new technologies and trends. Reducing head count is hurting you at this point - try coming up with ways of creating larger profits rather than cutting people.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    KC Star used to be a good place to work, now it's not...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Reporter in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Before the hammer fell on the newspaper business beginning in 2008 (management missed five million signals in years running up to the debacle) The Star was a good place to work. Opportunities and some support from management

    Cons

    Acts like a company in the midst of a panic, which it is...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the panic mode, and when you make cuts, make intelligent ones, not ones based on frieds of fill-in-the-blank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Miami Herald — a place to start your career, and then move on.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Miami, FL

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Good opportunity to get a foot in the door. Most of the mid-level managers are quite helpful. Even though The Herald is a total rag, it still carries with it a small bit of respect, and so it looks good on a resume. Also, there are plenty of opportunities there, whether you want to work online, in print, as a designer, writing, taking photos or whatever else.

    Cons

    Management is very disingenuous. Be careful agreeing to anything without a contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and allow new blood in.

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