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Former Employee - Executive Director
Former Employee - Executive Director

I worked at Providence Journal

Pros

good people that care about journalism.
good opportunity in the market to deliver audience needs of advertisers

Cons

inable to proactively manage change. out of touch with value proposition in the market.
parent company kills any sense of initiative and new ideas

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fish or cut bait- dont pretend you want to change or get better if the only thing that will happen is what the parent company wants. dont have people go through the motions

Doesn't Recommend
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    Amazing place to work. Nice area in Prov. near food, etc. Right off the highway. Great IT team. Really nice environment.

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    Former Employee - IT Guy  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - IT Guy in Providence, RI

    I worked at Providence Journal as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay (it's Providence, not Boston). IT director lets you do your job. No micromanaging there. Nice vibe, lots of mostly friendly and interesting people (reporters and photographers). The fact that the majority of employees have been there 20, 30, or more years speaks to what a great place this is to work.

    Cons

    The print industry is suffering and they've downsized significantly. Maybe if some deep-pocketed investor (hello, Mr. Buffet?) swoops in that'll change.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Salary and colleagues made it enjoyable, more in the beginning than toward the end.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I worked at Providence Journal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You work with some really talented people – writers, photographers, editors, designers, and illustrators (once upon a time). The salaries were once considered quite high because of the union, but they have not increased as steadily as they once did. Also, the 'us against them' feeling never seems to lessen.

    Cons

    Uncertainty is always the cloud hanging over you. There are not that many employees under 30 and longer. Cuts are always in the air and you could be the next one. Management seems wary of making meaningful and bold decisions and rarely asks for input from those in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Ask their opinion. Every person I've ever worked with there cares 100% about the success of the company. Tell Texas why what they think will work best actually won't.

    Recommends
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