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McClatchy Company Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
48 Reviews
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McClatchy Company President & CEO Patrick J. Talamantes
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  1.  

    A company that still cares about journalism.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great colleagues

    Cons

    Media in this day and age isn't the most stable industry

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You'll learn a lot here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fair compensation, expect to work hard!

    Cons

    No 401k match, wage freezes, little room for advancement. Upper management has little idea of how their departments are run. Therefore decisions on staffing levels and proccesses are poor and just about cost. I have seen managers forced to keep incompetent, in subordinate staff because manager was not backed on action to improve performance of their staff. The department suffer and more and more work was given to the manager. The poor performing employee was kept on staff and very competent and good manager ended up leaving the company. New manager brought in is friends with upper management and will likely be kept this manager is technically competent but not open to new ideas and not a good people manager. She couldn't figure out our processes and blamed many issues on the old manager, which was not true. My poor performing Co worker put so much work on me I ended up leaving the company as well as I realized the new manager was in with upper upper management and nothing was going to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what it takes to run the department you are oversering. Recognize poor performers and back your manager in making them do their job or find another! Hire and keep competent managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough support team members

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and incentives to bring in more revenue

    Cons

    No tuition assistance, no 401k match, very little fun, too many pointless meetings, not enough advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on the money and more on the people and the products

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people to work with!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Major Account Representative in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity of people and products and thoroughness of team training on these promotions .

    Cons

    KPI's not relevant across representative positions ...commission plan is geared for territory reps to be able to take the most advantage in manipulating numbers ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your reps!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate management

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Bluffton, SC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Bluffton, SC

    I have been working at McClatchy Company full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very Fair Corporate management. Offering many opportunities for transfer.

    Cons

    Local Management left much to be desired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never place one employee of several performing same job and competing for same quotas as manager over others.

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

    Learned a lot - overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot at McClatchy and am very grateful for that. The people were fantastic and I made lifelong professional contacts and friends.

    Cons

    I worked every night after a full work day, so it was difficult to maintain work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to anyone who has good ideas, not just top-tier management. Attribute the good ideas you hear to the people who had them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst company i have ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    have nothing nice to say

    Cons

    the company hacked our home town news paper to bits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at the McClatchy Co.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Fast paced environment fun people.

    Cons

    Mismanagement led to many layoffs

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at McClatchy Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well run finance department, great group of people. Frequent travel, learn a great deal.

    Cons

    Frequent travel, long hours. High turnover in internal audit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Use to be a good company, but currently there are no pros to add.

    Cons

    No work/life balance unless you are in upper upper management. Benefits and compensation are awful and they just implemented at two year wage freeze. No 401(k) contributions either. Company holidays are sparse. I could write a book on all the reasons not to work for this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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