Seattle Times

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Strong name, but no room for career development or growth

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Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Seattle Times full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Strong and reputable name in the community makes for a somewhat easier sell. Excellent work life balance, and focus on training and staff improvement. Very diverse staff. Loyal and proud employees are common here.

Cons

micromanagement and slow process makes it near impossible to create new opportunities for clients, and products to expand our offerings. Company is losing money, and requires furlough for all members of the staff in addition to many cost saving efforts leave the sales team without resources that local competitors' provide. Pay is low for simliar sales positions in market.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The Seattle Times

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Freelance Writer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Times as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Seattle Times has evolved with the changing news industry from the time I was hired as a news clerk 20 years ago to now. They are the news organization of record for the Pacific Northwest.

    Cons

    My experience thus far has been positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more challenging the economy the more difficult and critical it is to cover the underrepresented.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low morale, even lower pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Times

    Pros

    The people--met a lot of great friends and enjoyed working with most people
    The work (when we had it)--lots of variety
    The location--up and coming SLU

    Cons

    Terrible conditions. The company was always telling people how terrible they were doing. I worked there for almost 5 years and never heard a positive word. It was depressing. There is a union that a lot professional jobs fall within--it creates an odd dynamic--the union workers vs. the management. It's not comfortable at all. I'd never work anywhere that has a union again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to get rid of the union. It really creates a lot of animosity that is unnecessary. Plus the union does nothing except take money from people who need it! Figure out how to be positive in a depressing industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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