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Helpful (1)

A great team but limited product horizons

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

I worked at Seattle Times

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Strong marketing research support; very creative design team and promotions team. Lots of smart people that want to do a good job. The online products were great until they pulled some of the entertainment coverage

Cons

Difficulty innovating new products and approaches that extend beyond the core media of print products; shrinking resources that impact coverage, especially in entertainment

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to try new things and fail.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Talented passionate people work here, but it is difficult for new people to acclimate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work at the times are very passionate about serving the public and bringing issues to light that the public should be aware of.

    Cons

    They don't promote information/education sharing among co-workers to grow the teams collective knowledge base. It is also difficult for new people to become part of the work community since most people have worked here for many years.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to embrace new ideas and merge them with the traditional approach you've taken. If we don't change we will become extinct.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Do it only because you love putting out a paper.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You truly do help keep that 4th branch of government running. The worker bees really love each other and want to do a good job.

    Cons

    It's a rough time to work in print. Many of the great benefits that have drawn solid talent to the company have dwindled away.

    Advice to Management

    There is a ridiculous amount of management compared to non-management at The Times. Redundant managers while good lower level people that do the grunt work get fired. The system has become excessively report and meeting heavy, probably because people want to know where the money is going. Also, the prices of advertising are going up as demand goes down. This is a failing economic model.

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