Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Non-Profit Organization - poor choice for any employee with financial or career goals.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The company has decent health benefit plans, due to the union presence.

Cons

The company:
* Has not made money in many years.
* Has reduced its work force significantly, over the past 5 years, with High Turnover in Sales, IT.
* Has not provided pay raises to many of its internal groups in more than 5 years.
* Pays below many other organizations in the downtown area.
* Offers no employee development programs, performance management programs, and very little training.
* Has mandatory unpaid furloughs when business is worse than usual - the employees pay the price for poor management decisions.
* Is uncomfortable with flexible working arrangements.
* Is primarily union-employed.
* Seems to have no direction or strategy to adapt and survive.
* Offers only $1000 tuition reimbursement with lots of strings attached.
* Has a great deal of internal struggling, turmoil, political turf wars - fairly stressful & hostile environment.
* Has few truly talented professionals on staff - most of the leaders 'grew up' in the organization, have limited other education and no other experience, and are unaware of best or modern practices.
* Offers no incentives for success and no punishment for failure - with no financial rewards, people pretty much just show up every day and do whatever. They have stopped trying to better themselves or the organization.
* Poor employee communications programs - no one ever really knows what is happening with the business.
* No bonuses are paid - the company does not make money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire many of the leaders of your organization and hire business professionals from for-profit companies who know how to make money.

Adapt or die. You are on life support. Take action now.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

9 Other Employee Reviews for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sports Desk in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sports Desk in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Although the industry is in decline and fewer and fewer people read, working in an environment where information is the currency is an excellent experience.

    Cons

    As the industry fades away, job security is almost gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people who work so hard to make the paper the best it can be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Post-Gazette produces very high quality work
    Understands the shift to multimedia
    Great staff
    Understanding editors

    Cons

    I really enjoyed interning here. I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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