Richner Communications Inc.
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www.liherald.com Garden City, NY

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Stuart Richner

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    Led by Human Beings

    Editor-In-Chief (Former Employee)
    Garden City, NY

    ProsBi-weekly management and weekly editorial staff meetings offer opportunities for communication between publishers, editors and staff. Flexibility as much as a career in journalism allows and when I had a family emergency the day before we went into production (husband had a heart attack and went to the hospital), the publishers were willing to let me leave my work to be with him and complete production remotely from home. I will never forget this.

    ConsLow pay for the job results in less-than-qualified candidates being hired; there was inadequate staffing for "real" news coverage. Be sure your values are aligned with the management's if you want to be happy. Bullying was allowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReflect on your own role in the failure of the staff as you encourage them to reflect on theirs and address it.

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    Learning experience that ended with closed doors

    Editor (Former Employee)
    Garden City, NY

    ProsSomewhat flexible working environment, nice facility, relatively easy-to-reach location.

    ConsPoor management communication, weak benefits, little respect for employees' personal situations, low salary, culture of gossip and secrecy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company with no values

    Editorial Side (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are no pros to working for Richner Communications -- only pros despite working for this company.

    ConsThe upper management ranges from incompetent to sadistic, sometimes a little of both. Innovation is punished, creativity is stomped and anybody who cares about the quality of their work is quickly driven out because the management is too short-sighted to see beyond a quick buck. The company constantly blurs the lines between editorial and advertising goals and managers goes out of their way to make the experience of working for them as unpleasant as possible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I found the newspaper business to be interesting.

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Garden City Park, NY

    ProsThe managers are competent and hard working, and most of the staff are pleasant to work with.
    It gives one the opportunity to meet with a variety of small businesses and professionals.

    ConsThe work is under appreciated by senior management and the opportunities to earn a good income are limited. There is a shortage of support staff to complete projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked, under paid, and under appreciated

    Display Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Bronx, NY

    Prosas an outbound sales person you can leave the depressing office which is falling apart. The best part is building friendships with clients

    Consextremely under paid, lack of leadership, poor management, and a general atmosphere of not caring about employees. They nickel and dime you at every corner

    Advice to Senior Managementfire the management start all over, pay a living wage and stop nickel and dime"n your workers!! Treat them with respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great paper despite obstacles.

    Reporter (Current Employee)
    Garden City, NY

    ProsThe staff is absolutely incredible. It is a fun, laid back atmosphere. Reporters have opportunities to hone their skills in writing, editing and production.

    ConsManagement will often overwork editors to the point that the editor is considering resigning. Salaries do not match the cost of living, causing most to consider seeking secondary employment, or in the case of single employees, continue living with parents. Heath benefits are expensive for the first year of employment. Technology is outdated and there is no access to radios or televisions for large news events, such as the 2008 presidential election. There are minimal opportunities for promotions and asking for a raise is futile. Management is slow to hire reporters and editors for those that have resigned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe editorial staff can not do its job without sufficient technology. Lack of up to date computers and a knowledgeable, dedicated IT staff slows the editorial process. Employees deserve salaries that would allow them to make a decent living on Long Island. Health insurance should also be affordable for employees that desire it. Despite slow economy, the company is succeeding and the staff that creates that success should be rewarded.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A communications company with no internal communication. Every day is different, from the good to the bad to the ugly.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice Area
    Local Feel
    Easy access to Upper Management
    Employees are very friendly

    ConsPay is not competitive
    Lack of internal communication
    Not enough room for growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees
    Raise pay

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    It's like working for Satan. He's tricky and will try to blind side you by ignoring or fast talking.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI wish I could say something good about this place. The best thing is some of the people. Met some pretty interesting people

    ConsSome of the people are incompetent. It is fustrating to deal with. Management is horrible. They act as if they are puppets no ideas of there own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a course on proper management. Incompetency is not an admirable quality. All management need to take courses on how to be an effective manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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