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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting digital play from a brick/mortar company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    broad name recognition, media expertise, profitable

    Cons

    too much stake in newspaper business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nimble, fail, learn

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Professional and flexible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

    Pros

    as a graphic designer, the ability to work a flexible schedule with the deadlines and with my team was a great environment.

    Cons

    the TIGHT Budget crisis that sent our work over seas to be outsources but demanding more from us with less bodies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging the employees after excepting them to know every aspect of every ones job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities for individuals but a leadership vacuum at the top of the corporation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Committed colleagues, rewarding work, challenging assignments, community involvement, potential to shine individually and collectively.

    Cons

    Waffling vision, detached corporate leadership, held hostage by bond debt, crucial error in refusing to charge for premium content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to team with other newspaper companies to charge for content.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great camaraderie among staff, harsh directives from corporate owners

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    For size of city, downtown Charlotte is relatively livable. Affordable housing nearby, and good transportation options. (But suburbs can have nightmare traffic.) Project were enjoyable and supported. Colleagues were collegial. Good fit for a young professional.

    Cons

    I wasn't fired personally, but firings were frequent and seemingly arbitrary -- often coming as RIF percentages from corporate. It all contributed to an atmosphere of fear.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized, short sighted company which lacks leadership and doesn't care about their clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    -Ability to be out in the community and interact with business owners.
    -Being able to own your territory and be given assigned accounts.

    Cons

    -Horrible leadership
    -Short sighted approach to business
    -Don't care about their clients budget or delivering results
    -Constant turnover
    -Fire successful employees and replace them with someone they can pay half
    -Lofty, Unattainable Goals
    -Motivate through fear
    -No room for growth
    -outsourced most work overseas at this point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Create an open line of communication with your employees.
    -Strive for success as a whole and not self-preservation of your own job
    -Stop driving away talent
    -Trust your employees to do their job
    -Be willing to try new things and be comfortable with change

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

    Life-draining, talent draining employer who doesnt care about work-life balance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Good benefits and the people that are left are very hard working people. Of course you have to be to take on all the added responsibilities.

    Cons

    The company is always downsizing or taken from the employees such as increased costs of health coverage, pay cuts, furloughs, increased workload with no added benefits (except be happy you have a job). Even though you may have a vacation balance, its difficult to use it when there is no one to cover, therefore losing any vacation at the end of the year. Perhaps, if they cant get their employees their vacation time, they should at least pay them for what they lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Present a case to McClatchy and show how the Eagle has done more with less compared to some of their sister newspapers. Enough said. I dont want to kick a company when they're down.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They Screwed Me

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Circulation Manager in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - District Circulation Manager in Lexington, KY

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Company Car and Gas Card, Office at Home

    Cons

    Worked 80+ hrs week. No OT Pay, Salary only. Standard was always higher, never good enough. I was promised weekends and holidays off, etc and assured that my district was in good shape. I had a health crisis and communication between middle management about my absence was lacking, leaving me to explain when I returned. Little to no support from my managers and very little control over my territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes good enough is good enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its been good until the recent cuts

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Training and opportunities are pretty good

    Cons

    NO TEAMWORK and communication is zero

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire lawyers and research the purchase from Knight Ridder!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Uptown location, discount on newspaper subscription, best news web site in charlotte market,

    Cons

    Unfair environment, not fair to all employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management that cares about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Outside sales at least gives you the opportunity to work within the community and not in the toxic office of TSN.

    Cons

    No organization in the company. Lack of care or concern for employees. No recognition. No accountability for errors and mistakes. Poor compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage.

    Doesn't Recommend

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