Marietta Daily Journal

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Marietta Daily Journal Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
7 Reviews
2.3
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Work like a dog with good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Give raises once in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the worst jobs I have ever had.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Reporter in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Reporter in Canton, GA

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Just, you're doing everything wrong.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Doing car ads and utilizing graphic design experience

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Don't expect much.

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    Former Employee - Neighbor Sports Editor/Writer in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Neighbor Sports Editor/Writer in Marietta, GA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Put more value into your employees from top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Rough

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Marietta Daily Journal full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Complete Waste of Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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