The Houston Chronicle

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Applying to become a District Manager? Only if you like working nights, looong hours & little pay is this the job for u

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - District Manager in Houston, TX

I have been working at The Houston Chronicle full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

You get the late mornings and afternoons off since it's a night job.
Benefits - medical, dental and vision.
401K (although company does not match contributions anymore).
Meet interesting people every night.

Cons

Pay not up to par with the job requirements ($36,000 a year).
Long hours at night, sometimes working 12 hour shifts.
Supposed to get 2 days off, but not necessarily true each week.
Have to work every Sunday.
No weekends off.
Meeting service goals not always enough for upper management.
Constant carrier turnover on the newspaper routes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide your employees with the support they need to get the job done. You cannot expect a manager to throw 2 routes in one morning and then ask why so complaints are being generated.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Chronicle USED to be a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at The Houston Chronicle

    Pros

    The people at the Chronicle are exciting, interesting, challenging. The management USED to be the same. There were always such a variety of projects, opportunities to work with people in other areas. There was also so much history that people were happy to share.

    Cons

    The Chronicle is a series of small feifdoms - led by individuals protecting their territory at the peril of the newspaper itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't care, or want to read anything about their management inability.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Did the work of 6 people for 5 years before getting laid off without explanation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at The Houston Chronicle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are really absolutely none.

    Cons

    -Top-heavy organization
    -No recognition of contributions, hardest workers seem to get laid off more quickly than those who do nothing
    -Poor business and editorial decisions by managing editors (it is a sinking ship)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people with basic respect and dignity. Examine who is actually doing the work and who sits around in meetings all day accomplishing nothing. Stop firing the workers and start firing some of the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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