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Good company to start your career

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Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA
Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA

I have been working at Times Publishing Co. full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Small company - you get to know almost everyone
Opportunities to learn about how your role in the company affects the business as a whole

Cons

Not a lot of opportunities to advance
Understaffed in many areas - IT, newsroom, marketing to be specific

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  1. Advertising Sales Rep-Outside

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Times Publishing Co. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Values, Work/Life Balance, People, Integrity, Largest Newspaper in the Southeast, Bonus Structure, CEO, and upper management, flexibility and freedom, vacation.

    Cons

    Base salary, my direct sales manager led by fear, and was a bully, benefits are awful, they do not match 401K, no REAL training programs, no way to move up nor make more money, set unrealistic goals making it near impossible to make your numbers, no territory change over, always stuck with same old territory, award winning was political, and the same old people always won. Lots of turn-over with sales reps because unrealistic goals and low base salaries, and poor compensation on gas. Layoffs and loss of pay several times.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the sales managers are providing a atmosphere that is encouraging and motivating. Managing with fear tactics doesn't work. Create a development program so that there is something to aspire to be, and you will keep good talent. Figure out a way to increase the base salary at least into the low 40's.

  2. Newspapers are failing becuase they missed the opportunity to bring themselves out of the dark ages 25 years ago.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Times Publishing Co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The quality of the news reports are excellent.

    Cons

    Management does not respect or care about workers at the low end of pay the scale. Approximately 60% of total compensation goes to upper management. It is an organization that does like change. It is best to do as you are told and forget about expressing your opinion. If you do express your opinion and disagree with the establishment , it will cost you in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your middle managers that "brow beat" the employees.

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