Seattle Times
3.1 of 5 61 reviews
www.seattletimescompany.com Seattle, WA 500 to 999 Employees

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Strong name, but no room for career development or growth

Account Executive (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsStrong 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.

Consmicromanagement 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Low morale, even lower pay

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Seattle Times


Pros: The people--met a lot of great friends and enjoyed working with most… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Figure out how to get rid of the union. It really creates a lot of animosity that is unnecessary. Plus the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Looks good on the resume, but not a place to grow in one's career

Marketing (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Seattle Times


Pros: Great work-life balance - especially if you are an affiliated employee (part of the Newspaper Guild). Managers can be very fair and even inspiring, depending… Cons: Poor communication between departments. Circulation, online operations, advertising and marketing operate largely in silos. Perhaps a big part of it comes from not wanting to… Advice to Senior Management: Be as forthcoming and transparent as possible about what is going on in the company - you'll gain the respect of your teams when you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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