Los Angeles Times Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • The work environment is very friendly (in 7 reviews)

  • Still a lot of good people in the newsroom (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad management - inefficient, doesn't promote from within, everyone sleeps with everyone (in 2 reviews)

  • There are so many editors here who should have been let go decades ago that it isn't even funny (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great people, strong brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at this company are fun and very creative. Like the new publisher and his focus on local Los Angeles. Benefits are good but used to be better. Work from home for most sales reps.

    Cons

    Tribune company ties makes us seem we aren't performing well. Wish we can do an independent company away from Chicago. Pay for sales isn't what it used to be. Wish they would give better compensation based on revenue brought in.

    Advice to Management

    Make this company a place that no one wants to leave. We are great and should be retaining the best talent to make this company successful.

  2. Good, busy, hectic, lots to do, stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really smart people work here.

    Cons

    Always being innovative and thinking of new things

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on.

  3. A great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Awesome management. Everyone willing to help one another. Whether you were at the bottom or the top, everyone talked to each other, even if it was just to see how your day is.

    Cons

    The newspaper business in general is slowly dying and layoffs do happen every now and then. Also, it seemed it was quite difficult for an employee to move up in ranks. They were also a little behind in technology and didn't have a very good CRM system.

    Advice to Management

    Stay at the forefront with the always-changing digital media/ Look at other opportunities for current employers rather than just lay them off.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Company in dealing with changing media landscape

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good People who have been there a long time. Company is part of the landscape of community.

    Cons

    This may be a dying industry. They really need to work to find and attract the new generation and monetize online advertising

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not sure what direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have excellent benefits. A management team that is supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Not sure what direction and the product prices for digital were price too high for the market

    Advice to Management

    Give it time.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great talented people to work with, but there is no room for growth or self-creativity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work with talented and creative people.

    Cons

    Not getting paid for the appropriate compensation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Legendary institution much changed and potentially headed in the right direction.

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

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Name recognition
    Brilliant colleagues
    Creative environment

    Cons

    A lot of overtime, a lot of stress, and on my team everyone wanted to go out drinking together after and if you didn't you were odd man out.

  9. LA Times, was a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - National Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, was once a great place to work.

    Cons

    Sinking ship. No idea how to keep the ship afloat. Unfortunately it is looking like not a matter of if, but when the doors will close.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck to you all, they are fighting the fight, to say they have a uphill battle is an understatement.

  10. Gratifying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Tech in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Electronic Tech in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always something new to learn new equipmment

    Cons

    Leadership keeps changing . Its a revolving door and they're not to concern what happens after they leave

    Advice to Management

    Pretend its the last company you'll work for

  11. It was a dream to be a reporter here not so long ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - One of Many Who Took A Buyout
    Former Employee - One of Many Who Took A Buyout

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (more than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The LATimes was probably the best newspaper in the country for a reporter/writer at one time. Editors gave wide room to accomplished writers and, if lucky, a writer could pursue a good story for many months. It was a fun, supportive, creative, and ambitious place.

    Cons

    Sadly that has changed over the last decade, through ownership and leadership changes, bankruptcy, and overall decline in the industry. Most of the senior writers have left. Sure, there was a lot of fat at one time, but now the place has gone to the other extreme.

    Advice to Management

    Remember content is king.

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