Seattle Times

  www.seattletimescompany.com
  www.seattletimescompany.com
There are newer employer reviews for Seattle Times

 

Great company hit by hard times

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

I worked at Seattle Times

Pros

One of the best places I have ever worked in terms of co-workers and overall company culture. Proud to come to work every day.

Cons

The biggest downside is job security due to the decline of the industry. Benefits are getting worse. Also, salary increases are almost non-existent due to financial pressure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adapt to changing market conditions quicker and look to new technologies to boost business stability. The Seattle Times is still a great brand and a company that I continue to respect.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

71 Other Employee Reviews for Seattle Times (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging at best, depressing at worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great team but limited product horizons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
There are newer employer reviews for Seattle Times

Work at Seattle Times? Share Your Experiences

Seattle Times

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.