McClatchy Company

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McClatchy Company Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
47 Reviews
2.4
47 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  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing people to work with!

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    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6. 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
  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  

    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

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A greedy, short-sighted company

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    There are a few good people in any company. This one is no exception to that rule. One can find good co-workers anywhere.

    Cons

    The tangible bottom line is everything to this company. Years ago they took on much more debt than they could handle, and they've responded by selling as many assets and laying off as many people as they could. Now their game is to hire as many part-time people as they can so they don't have to pay benefits. They make one bad business decision upon another, then make the rank-and-file employees pay the awful price for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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