Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
10 Reviews
3.2
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great when journalism was great

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved working with the staff there.

    Cons

    New publisher came in, everyone swept out. And this is before newspapers really collapsed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Classified Advertising Sales

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    Former Employee - Classified Advertising Sales  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Classified Advertising Sales in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were to work with in all departments.

    Cons

    Low pay with cap on commissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees when they get ill. Getting ill is not planned and unfortunately your office hours are the same hours as a doctors office. Letting them go 2 days before the FMLA law takes affect is

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Former newspaper production employee

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    Former Employee - Production Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Production Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consistent employment for 30+ years. 401k savings. co-workers many who are long term friends.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in the newspaper industry. If you are a journalism graduate or advertising sales person
    okay for employment. All other jobs??? Worse thing to happen to the Star-Telegram is McClatchy
    our parent company. Down hill since 2006. Lost its luster after McClatchy purchased paper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McClatchy paid too much for Knight- Ridder papers in 2006. Knight-Ridder should have sold to Gannett.
    Stop worrying about the debt and focus on the employees who have built the ST over the last 100+ years.
    You have lost too many good workers. Return to covering LOCAL news about Fort Worth and surrounding
    communities. International and National news available from many other sources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ceiling caving in on sales people

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There are really good and caring people working there that are easy to form life long friendships with.

    Cons

    The goal of the management is to NOT pay commission. They are consistently trying to find ways not to pay the sales people above the base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your people…..they take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Flexible hours. People are amazing. Family-like environment. Managers are good people.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities. No retirement. Salaries are non-negotiable (but still competitive).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the young people. Stop making safe hires for new employees and look for higher ceiling candidates.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Better if locally owned.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Local magement used to be willing to listen to employees. Worked there durring pre McClatchy days. A lot changed with the new owners.

    Cons

    Must fight decade old "that is just how we do it" mentality with corporate leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run each individual paper as it's own company and let all local decisions be made at a local level. (and by someone who grew up in the community)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment until acquired by McClatchy

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    Current Employee - Pre-Press  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Pre-Press in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits. Company willing to train and provide support. Co-workers willing to help. Great environment.

    Cons

    Very stressful the last five years since company acquired by McClatchy. Downsizing has resulted in knowledgeable workers being replaced by inexperienced part-time help. Equipment is not being replaced or maintained properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees better about changes due to downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great environment

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, good people to work with

    Cons

    Tough industry to be in

    Recommends
  10.  

    Wrong industry to be in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Fort Worth Star-Telegram full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Committed team. Mostly good work ethic. Relaxed office culture. Decent benefits. Great location. Section editors are loyal to their workers.

    Cons

    Crumbling infrastructure. Job security is miserable at best. Work schedule is terrible. Morale is lowering. Financial minded higher ups not worried about the professional journalists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit laying off everyone under the age of 35. In an industry that is struggling to earn young readers and advertisers that cater to young people, laying off nearly all the young employees seems counter productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to use as a stepping stone

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Pros

    Good people working at the people

    Cons

    It's a man's club at the paper for the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your frontline salespeople and your customer

    Approves of CEO

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