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It once was great

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Former Employee - Editor
Former Employee - Editor

I worked at Patch full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

While Patch was owned by AOL, employees were given excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Working from home was also nice.

Cons

Zero work-life balance. There were no set hours, and the work was never done. Management was very inconsistent. Some managers gave the editors complete flexibility and autonomy, and others were micromanagers.

Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Patch

    Pros

    There is an incredible need for hyperlocal journalism in the 24/7 model. Audience loved it when we gave them the tailored content that worked in their particular communities. The next iteration could capture this massive market!

    Cons

    Mixed messages, cross purposes conspired against sustained growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start small, solidify the model for success, then pick it up and replicate. Do it patiently, with purpose and focus, and it will spread like wildfire.

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    Great job before the massive layoffs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patch

    Pros

    Patch was a great place to work prior to 2013 when they had to scale back dramatically. The pay was great for a job in journalism.

    Cons

    Management was great for the most part but there are always a few bad apples. It was inconsistent from one region to another how successful the sites were but some regions had it down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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