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Overall, a good company to work for.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Seattle Times full-time

Pros

Quality employees. Communicative management.

Cons

Wage freeze and pension freeze.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more credit to loyal employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Some leadership issues, but overall a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Times full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some compassionate leaders, good foresight into changing landscape of news consumption

    Cons

    Some ineffective leaders, outdated technologies used in new media, feel as though follow through was lacking when we went through a department-wide conflict resolution workshop

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    It's winding down quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It is not a cut throat culture. Think the movie "Wall Street" and take the opposite and that is much of how the culture is at The Times. Currently, the health care benefits are really good. As a category (news), it felt good to be contributing to that effort.

    Cons

    Poor leadership... risk averse... still living in 1985 in how they (leadership) thinks they are perceived by both the community and the advertisers... comp is not competitive... Having more than two years of "Seattle Times" on your resume isn't considered positive with many employers... Unless you NEED a job today, don't send a resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Frank wants to set up the Times for the 25 years after he retires, he will hire outside the newspaper industry to make the difficult decisions he has been unwilling to do to reshape the company. If not, just sell to McClatchy and let them straighten things out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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