Kansas City Star

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Kansas City Star Reviews

Updated April 21, 2014
Updated April 21, 2014
8 Reviews

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  1.  

    Not a bad gig.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong products and consistently looking to improve. The people are great to work with. Easy to come into the office each morning. You are given room to grow and express your opinion. All in all the KC Star is a good place to learn and grow your skills. They are building their brand as being a media company rather than just a newspaper.

    Cons

    The best people usually leave because they have to find better wages and benefits elsewhere. Favoritism runs rapid, however, I'm sure that is the case in most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tip top needs to dig deep into each department and really look around to see what is happening behind the scene.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Open door policy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and employee training programs

    Cons

    District Manager faces working odd hours in the night if carrier calls in.Collecting delinquent accounts from customers.Selling news papers to the new customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management should hire people to collect the delinquent accounts so that the District managers can devote time in building the route and keep the route book updated on daily basis in case of of any eventuality.eventuality. ie carrier calllingl in in the mid night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Warm weather is ok.. winter not so much.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Carrier  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Carrier in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    No office.. just the view out my windshield. 6 hours or less per day and then whatever I wanted to do. Personally I enjoyed all the night life, seeing sights and experiences that otherwise would remain undiscovered.

    Cons

    No. Days. Off. No benefits. It seemed that every year they wanted to pay less even though fuel and maintenance went up. Stuck in the snow? Car wreck or broke down? They don't care, just finish the job.

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

    Advertising Sales

    Former Employee - Major Account Executive  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with when I started and for a large company it did have that family type atmosphere. Cared deeply about the results for their customers.

    Cons

    Due to the economic downturn started laying off/buyout of senior editorial staff which made the product suffer. Did not respond quickly to threats of an evolving industry (online) in a quick and innovative manner.

  6.  

    good place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Carrier  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Carrier in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    thet always pay on time

    Cons

    must put up with delieveries in all kinds of weather

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stuck in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising AE  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Advertising AE in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    No accountability
    Make ok money with little effort
    Failrly easy to sell
    Nice people

    Cons

    Death spiral
    Leadership clueless
    Publisher never seen
    Losing environment
    Cultural fatique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something different for a change
    Quit following the insanity circle
    Cut some dead weight at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Kansas City Star is know around Kansas City as the "Falling Star"

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    Current Employee - Editor  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Editor in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    There is none. KC Star is a disorganized, dis-functional place to work. Management is a JOKE!

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Treat employees and customers as they should be treated ...as the most valuable asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Major Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company with strong products and services in both print and online. A leader in the Kansas City marketplace. A look toward the future for product development. Online solutions were growing and becomming much more effective.

    Cons

    The corporate environment and top down management/expectations were unrealistic. With cutbacks and downsizing happening frequently job stability was uncertain. A loss of very talented people was the result of the change in times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed of changes that are coming to keep morale up. With uncertainty comes lack of commitment and engagement.

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