Journal Broadcast Group

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Journal Broadcast Group Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
22 Reviews
2.3
22 Reviews
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    Journal Broadcast Group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Senior leadership makes a point of seeking out input, and trying new things. Employees are encouraged to bring fresh ideas to the table. Stations generally occupy leadership position in markets served.

    Cons

    Growth across the company is rare: opportunities are seldom discussed. There is a still a lack of the agility needed to innovate digitally (but this seems to be the case with traditional media, trying to keep up while maintaining traditional news structure).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fairly typical for TV

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people in general. Equipment improving. May get better after sale to Scripps

    Cons

    Pay not great ut lots of hours

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disfunctional and Delusional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Descent employees, generally care about the company and it's outcome.

    Cons

    Employees are fighting a losing battle. This company has no money. Budgets are so tight that your lucky if you can even get a cup of free coffee in the morning. Salaries are low, staff is over worked and under appreciated.
    The office has not been updated and still reaks of cigarette smoke from the 1970's. Current management staff is under qualified. Poor choices and unobtainable goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting corners, put your employees first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate cookie-cutting leaves some facilities behind. Generally behind the times overall.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The fact that there is a corporate structure does help in many areas regarding employment, but overall, this corporate is largely dysfunctional and overly bureaucratic.

    Cons

    The corporate structure is behind the times, technologically challenged in the modern age and full of bureaucratic nonsense. Local-level executives fear job security and tend to perpetuate bad policy issues rather than solve them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better flow between corporate and local broadcasters as innovations seem out-dated before they finally arrive. Innovations and operations must be funded as well. Get a better sense of the local markets and the challenges associated with each particular market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A word to the wise - white collar crime in alive and well in America. FIGHT BACK.

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    Former Employee - Media in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Media in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It all depends what types of managers are cycling through at certain times. Some are nasty to the point of violating laws, others are complacent and just go through the motions to bide time and avoid being cannibalized themselves.

    Cons

    Employees may run the risk of Enduring Ethics Violations and being forced to Blow the proverbial whistle. Be prepared to File federal and state government complaints. You may win the litigation or pre lit settlement...but it's a horrible and lengthy process to meanwhile work for those who have forced you to fight back for a good cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do exhaustive research before hiring a mid to low level manager with a shady or questionable track record. Getting an experienced but flawed manager IS NOT worth the money you saved on her salary because she's damaged goods and desperate to get on a payroll....Along somewhat similar lines...please don't ignore workplace bullying , especially by a manager toward a subordinate . If you violate or ignore ethics and civil rights mandates,, you will be exposed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very stressful at times.

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    Former Employee - Traffic Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Traffic Assistant in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex-able schedule at times, free tickets occasionally.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism by management toward certain departments and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to actually balance pay scales and compensation for duties performed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting work environment

    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to be in and everyone is nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Higher ups didn't do much when employees were unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more with employee surveys.

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    There was never a sense of stability. Each day brought an uncertainty under the Journal name.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hard working local people.

    Cons

    There is a disconnect between Journal Corporate and the markets they run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Group of People, good products to sell

    Cons

    JBG is a big broadcasting company that acts like a small broadcast company. Management micromanages everything and doesn't let any of the people they hire make any decisions. They are also very stingy about investing in their products and usually take the cheapest road possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hired people to do a job, let them do it. And loosen up the purse strings and you may have lower turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Realistic assessment of advertising sales job

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative

    I worked at Journal Broadcast Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and co-workers, good management

    Cons

    Being successful in this position is not realistic. 100% cold calling. No leads, no existing accounts given to you. Very tight leach on you. Expects success immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new reps some existing accounts. Be more patient with new reps. Give them the necessary tools to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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