Marietta Daily Journal Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Work like a dog with good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Work long hours for little pay

    Advice to Management

    Give raises once in a while


  2. Super Conservative

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marietta Daily Journal full-time

    Pros

    The paper is known throughout the state and the job title looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Low-ball salary. The newsroom is ultra conservative and there is little-to-none chatter between staff. Old software. I am using Microsoft 2010. It's a dull work environment and it feels like you're a stick in the mud.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an atmosphere that balances fun and productivity. Lighten up the reins and fully embrace the digital age of journalism.


  3. Special sections editor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I enjoyed a couple of the people that I worked with, and the company was very flexible with time needed off when sick.

    Cons

    People weren't pleasant to work with.


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  5. Decent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young, friendly staff. Because it's a small staff there are plenty of opportunities to learn. If you love being a journalist, you will survive, but you have to love it.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad insurance, HORRIBLE management, work 60 + hour weeks

    Advice to Management

    Instead of putting unqualified people into management positions, take time to invest and train younger, more promising journalists


  6. Good company that appreciates the work of it's employees but could benefit by improved communication to it's associates.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time

    Pros

    The company seems to genuinely appreciate the work done by their employees. They produce a high quality product and pride themselves on that. The office environment is pleasant and friendly.

    Cons

    The company would benefit from improved communication from the upper levels to the rest of the organization. Managers are not consistent in their sharing of the information.

    Advice to Management

    Better communicate key initiatives to the company. Consider a monthly newsletter or weekly e-mail from the Publisher to improve the consistency of the message being shared with the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    One of the worst jobs I have ever had.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Reporter in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Reporter in Canton, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got to say I was a reporter to my friends, and I got to leave the office a lot so I didn't feel awful all the time.

    Cons

    You won't make enough money to live on $10.25 per hour, they offer no help to "green" reporters just out of college who would like some mentoring, they are rude to each other, there is no vibrancy in the newsroom, it is a gray, depressing place full of sadness.

    Advice to Management

    Just, you're doing everything wrong.


  8. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Doing car ads and utilizing graphic design experience

    Cons

    working on saturday's but didn't mind it at all.


  9. Don't expect much.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Neighbor Sports Editor/Writer in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Neighbor Sports Editor/Writer in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, you will work with some nice people and the job can be interesting at times. Schedule can be flexible.

    Cons

    Management doesn't value employees, they would rather replace you than ever consider giving you a raise. Layoffs and cutbacks are common and when a position does come open it is likely to be eliminated and the work will be divided up between current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put more value into your employees from top to bottom.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Rough

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is good experience. It will show you that you need to change your career path and the down sides of working for a small, family-owned business.

    Cons

    You will not be able to support yourself, much less a family on what you make here. Reporters at the Neighbor offices make $10.60/hr. Not sure what MDJ employees make. This is truly a company who treats employees like they are a dime-a-dozen. If you don't like it, fine. We'll just get another. Don't bother going to HR. That won't help. No incentives. No praise. Managers talk trash about all the reporters and photographers to EVERY one. Just a miserable place because no one is happy here. They don't even have a water cooler. Running on a shoestring budget, as expected. Please don't accept an offer here. You will be happier waiting tables, I promise you. It is a very sad environment. I'm afraid they won't be around much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Change your current business model. If you're not investing in your employees, you're not investing in your paper.


  11. Complete Waste of Time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cannot think of anything positive.

    Cons

    Cameras on you while you work. Footage is reviewed to see if you are working hard enough. Creepy place, weird people.



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