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Well known and respected brand

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales  in  Melville, NY
Current Employee - Sales in Melville, NY

I have been working at Newsday full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Locally recognized brand, however as a media company people have very strong opinions on Newsday. Owned by Cablevision. Great people within company, many employees have been here for many years and moved around and up in the company which says a lot. Social work environment, people are very friendly and welcoming and willing to help. Professional and serious work environment, a pro if that is what you are looking for. Not a "micro-management" culture, people are allowed to do what they do best unless management is given reason to look at an employee closer.

Cons

Would be a fantastic company if pay was not on the significant low side. There is high turnover with many positions. Would not recommend young career minded people to stay here long, there's little mobility once you get to a certain point in many job roles, there is no training or career advancement plan for employees. Aging work force, handful of young employees in some departments but majority of staff is 50+ and technologically challenged. When comparing salaries to the NY market, significantly underpaying employees many of them have been there so long they don't know any better and are probably being taken advantage of. Many employee cuts over the years so less people doing the job many people once did (for no money.) Sales Employees do not receive performance pay increases, unless you change positions there are no pay increases for anyone. The health benefits are not Cablevision's, Newsday is on their own plan which is very expensive with high deductables. If you are a healthy single adult you may be OK, however if you are not, see a doc more then a few times per year or have a family you could be looking at several $100 a month for coverage and several $1000 to meet yearly deductibles. If you are interviewing ask a lot of questions about the cost of your coverage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Create more a motivational and collaborative environment for all departments
2. Match salaries with market Industry standards - "fair pay for fair work"
3. Pay more into the health plan, Cablevision may have to pitch in, people can't afford to work at Newsday because of the cost of health benefits it's hurting families.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little room for growth...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Newsday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Job stability, easy commute and good location near all. Easy to get to from anywhere on the Island.

    Cons

    No room for growth, everchanging commission plan and perks are becoming very hard to come by. This year they even made us work a full work day on Christmas Eve...not top level Executives mind you, just us peons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a reason to go above and beyond. Where is the incentive to strive for greatness? we dont work here for the fun of it for sure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exp. varied depending upon parent ownership. While under Times Mirror: very good; Chicago Trib: good; Cablevision: poor.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Melville, NY

    I worked at Newsday

    Pros

    Local to most commuters on Long Island. Offers union and non-union positions.

    Cons

    Employees are required to work with limited support resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should be more open to listening to employee feedback.

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