Seattle Times

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Challenging at best, depressing at worst

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Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Seattle Times

Pros

Very good compensation and benefits.
Great reputation as in industry leader in providing news and info to Seattle and western WA
Good core groups of people who embrace the company's mission statement

Cons

Slow and even unwilling to accept change (processes, tools, etc) - "we've always done it this way"
Print and Online depts have an "Us vs. Them" mentality with both sides entrenched in their processes, standards, etc.
Company is chock full of employees with 15, 20, or more years of service who think tenure is more important than teamwork and create a horrible atmosphere and work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Assess each person on his/her specific merits and ability to do their job and eliminate not only the non-contributors but especially the cancers who subvert the work and contribution of others; those who feel it's their mission to contradict, argue, undercut, pushback, and play the political game.

Given the many challenges and problems facing ST and that industry in general, everyone is either part of the problem or part of the solution - get rid of the former and empower the latter..

Find ways to reward employees who truly do good work and who foster camaraderie and teamwork, especially give the prolonged absence of raises and monetary rewards/recognition.

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    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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