Orlando Sentinel Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. orlando sentinel needs focus

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    lots of perks from big company

    Cons

    very top heavy in management

    Advice to Management

    promises are made that are not followed up


  2. Long Time employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Orlando Sentinel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits are good and location in Orlando

    Cons

    Very middle management heavy, so many layoffs of good employees and hiring managment


  3. District Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Kissimmee, FL

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is none at the time I was there.

    Cons

    There was chance for advancement while I was there.


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  5. Awful, depressing work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good location in downtown Orlando

    Cons

    Disgusting depressing building, incompetent employees, constant layoffs, need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    Your ship is sinking, good luck.


  6. It was a great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work in the newsroom around the reporters. Pay is good. You know what you're supposed to do and what's expected of you.

    Cons

    It seems with the newspaper industry in a decline, there are few opportunities for advancement. Management seems a bit jumbled.


  7. Company in transition.

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    Former Employee - Ecommerce Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Ecommerce Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People were friendly, work was interesting and steady. Management that I dealt with was sympathetic and honest and tried to help the best they could.

    Cons

    No raises for 3 years, outdated media format as papers are slowly dying. High turnover rate and transition, as positions were always being eliminated, most times without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Better salaries. More transparency when it comes to the companies financial situation.


  8. Going, going, gone.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and fun atmosphere. I liked being part of an industry with integrity. It was great to be a part of that energy.

    Cons

    No advancement & very poor salary. I was told by several people that the only way to advance was to leave & then come back with more experience.

    Advice to Management

    I tried everything to move out of an administrative role, but remained stuck. I took classes, attended every corporate event & training possible, but had to leave in order to advance.


  9. Seen better days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, compensation for employees who have worked there a long time, flex time, benefits at one time.

    Cons

    Managers don't seem to care about retention of skilled employees. Horrible morale. Management is inconsistent. Vision is unclear. No raises in years.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your longer-term employees better. Be more professional.


  10. Best of times, worst of times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Journalist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Orlando Sentinel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Despite the troubles in the newspaper industry, the company continues to hire -- particularly young people with digital communications skills. For digital and video experts, and those who are social media savvy, the the arrow is pointing up.

    Cons

    Because of the troubles in the newspaper industry, the appeal of traditional journalism is waning. Uncertainty with the company's direction also contributes to heightened stress; only employees who fit the new digital paradigm seem to be valued. Depleted staffing means wearing many hats without accompanying compensation.


  11. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Orlando Sentinel full-time

    Pros

    Great Management. Great stories. Great people

    Cons

    Newspaper are shrinking. Money is tight and the product is changing dramatically.

    Advice to Management

    Use the time that you have left wisely.



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