Seattle Times
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www.seattletimescompany.com Seattle, WA 500 to 999 Employees

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Challenging at best, depressing at worst

Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsVery 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

ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementAssess 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Times


    Pros: The people that work at the times are very passionate about serving the… Cons: They don't promote information/education sharing among co-workers to grow the teams collective knowledge base. It is also difficult… Advice to Senior Management: It is time to embrace new ideas and merge them with the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Do it only because you love putting out a paper.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Times


    Pros: You truly do help keep that 4th branch of government running. The… Cons: It's a rough time to work in print. Many of the… Advice to Senior 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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