Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Good place to start

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provided support on many different levels for new employees. Set up a team of junior account execs and looked to build from within. Many different products to sell. Focused mainly on local small businesses.

    Cons

    Management still holds on to stale metrics like calls per day. While these are important, the sheer volume of calls doesn't always directly correlate to month-over-month sales growth.

    Advice to Management

    It's important for young reps to make mistakes, and doing so on smaller accounts - although not ideal - is still OK. However, new execs could benefit from managing larger accounts, or at least provide support for senior reps who mostly handle these types of clients.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the managerial staff.

    Cons

    The work breaks are too short.


  3. Sports Agate Clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sports Agate Clerk in Elmhurst, IL
    Former Employee - Sports Agate Clerk in Elmhurst, IL

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees and work environment. A truly great newspaper that is evolving in the industry.

    Cons

    The newspaper is in a tough situation given its recent merger and growth is not very likely.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Burned Me Out!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Digital in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Corporate Digital in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have some fun people on my team that I enjoy spending time with! In our department of 6-7 people we've created our own fun sub-culture that doesn't exist outside of it.

    Cons

    -healthcare is the worst I've had my entire adult career -for a communications company, there is little to no communication -promised promotions and never get them -asking for raises is a list cause -overall culture is terrible -minimal employee recognition -if you're not a sales rep, you pretty much don't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so old school! There are so many companies who pride themselves on amazing culture, amazing experience in the office on a daily basis. Let's be one of those companies people don't just accept the offer so they can pay their bills. Let's be a company that inspires people's careers. We are far from that now.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Waste of time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no challenges and no room for advancement. The work load is redundant.

    Cons

    You are treated like a robot, just another body that can be replaced at anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a back bone and stand up for your department.


  7. It is a good company that is undergoing some serious changes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have good training and support for their sales reps.

    Cons

    Going through a Merger. Looking at selling the building


  8. ugh

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Jurnalist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Jurnalist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    bad place to work no money

    Cons

    money sucked and money not made

    Advice to Management

    I hate you all and hope you rot


  9. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to get promoted through hard work, decent hours and work-life balance. I had great experiences with all the mid-level managers (my peers).

    Cons

    The structure is very silo-ed, benefits are so-so (high deductible plan and fairly high premiums), and the pay is slightly below market. No official training for new hires - you have to learn on the fly.


  10. Helpful (4)

    What was once a great place to work is now one of the worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is good. Co-workers (non-management) are great. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Little to no training offered to new hires. Management provides no support and/or is completely absent. Management has no concept of daily responsibilities. Communication is poor. You receive no recognition for good work. Compensation is below average. All of the perks have been taken away. Morale is low. No one is appreciated. No opportunity for advancement.


  11. A soul draining waste of time..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely zero. Nothing good to say at all.

    Cons

    15 minute breaks Written up just for using the restroom Must come in even with Strep throat Must lie to customers

    Advice to Management

    Realize that keeping your employees at their desk like slaves is pathetic. Also forcing your employees to work even when sick with Strep is unsafe and unethical. This company is a just a joke. Working at McDonalds would probably be a more humane option.



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