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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
15 Reviews
2.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have good training and support for their sales reps.

    Cons

    Going through a Merger.
    Looking at selling the building

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    ugh

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    Current Employee - Jurnalist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Jurnalist in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Pros

    bad place to work no money

    Cons

    money sucked and money not made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hate you all and hope you rot

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

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A soul draining waste of time..

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel part-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The best journalism internship ever.

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    Former Employee - Education Reporter in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Education Reporter in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was given lots of independence in everything from scheduling to story content. Fantastic editors, warm environment, showers on-site so I could go to the gym before work, and decent pay for a journalism internship.

    Cons

    Even though people were very kind and friendly and supportive, the mood was often subdued as more people took buyouts and did more with less -- like everyone else in print journalism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mailer

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    Current Employee - Mailer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Mailer in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its easy money to be made

    Cons

    When we run out of work we have to clean up for hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its ok so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, good variety of work, poor management, terrible compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people and the variety of the work you are able to do

    Cons

    Management is only concerned about one thing: revenue. Leadership is non-existence. There is no guidance or training by managers. The pay is terrible and they undervalue their employees. There is no work-life balance. You are expected to bend-over backwards to work for them whenever they want or need you to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    was good now not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Pros

    co-workers, sometimes fun trips and perks

    Cons

    media is changing, you can save the paper with the internet. focus on what was good- great content and delivered to a large audience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can spin it however you want-- but you need to figure out a new way and its not by hoping the internet, mobile, social $$$ will replace your core business. Classifieds are gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is OK for a start in the professional job world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked at the Journal Sentinel for over a year part time. Can be a fun place/environment to work in depending on the department. Decent experience for those just coming out of college with no other experience working in a professional work environment.

    Cons

    - Higher up management does little to help and does not listen to suggestions
    - Increase in responsibility is rewarded with pressure and nothing else
    - Instead of hiring for full time they continue to hire more part-time employees
    - There are those employees who do not do their jobs after years with the company and have not been fired
    - There is very little time for training a new employee
    - Many employees come and go within a year
    - Does not always feel like a professional work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my point of view it seems like the higher ups really do not care that the company is slowly falling. I do not see any change that will lead to a more sustainable future for a company that is mainly deals with a printed product that is going out of favor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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