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Sound Publishing Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
15 Reviews

1.7
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Such potential. but a lot of unrealistic targets set.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Strong onsite manager, however his hands were tied much of the time. Flexible, ideas were given adequate airing. Decent if not, spectacular money for job.

    Cons

    IT & tech people seem very removed from the day to day reality of our tasks. Also not sure if we
    we ever on the cutting edge of the IT world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less "big picture", more day to day listening would be good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It pays you money. If you need health insurance, that's a plus.

    Cons

    Total lack of communication, poor employees are retained while those with true potential are quickly discouraged from working harder - if you do, you'll just be asked to add more tasks to an already jam-packed 'to do' list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are non-existent (unless you consider getting fired a promotion-and I know of several current employees who are trying to make this happen); compensation is lackluster; organization is horrific. Reporting staff should be salaried since they are asked to be on call and attend so many events. . . yet where I worked, the reporters were hourly and were chastised for not covering a story or meeting yet there was no way in hell they were going to be approved for overtime. Sales staff is constantly pressured to sell, sell, sell with no direction or clear focus. I have not seen any actual training sessions for new or seasoned employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A disaster

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    Former Employee - Journalist
    Former Employee - Journalist

    Pros

    None, not even a good place for a newbie reporter to start. This company would kill your desire to even stay in the profession. Best advice: Stay away.

    Cons

    A media company still treading water in the Industrial Age with little or no plans for the digital future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st Century.

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

    Company does not value there employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    Pros

    it's a job but not a good one at that.

    Cons

    The pay is low; Communication within the departments is terrible. Employees have to wing it or figure it out amongst each other. Managers are mediocre and very inexperience due to low wages. Morale is horrible due to no positive stimulation from management. Very dysfunctional place to work and it all beginning with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your work establishment has a very poor reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent but not great.

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales  in  Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Marysville, WA

    Pros

    Friendly people and flexible hours

    Cons

    Low Pay, poor benefits, little advancement

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

    Reporter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good first job right out of college
    - Ability to learn a variety of skills: photography, design etc.
    - Can stay close to home to pursue journalism

    Cons

    - Generally bad morale
    - Ad department trumps editorial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Poulsbo, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poulsbo, WA

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great people to work for. Hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low side.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They just don't care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    Pros

    Good medical benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Sound Publishing owned the Little Nickel Shopper for about 6 years. Now Litttle Nickel is out of business. There was never any forward thinking. They never listened to what their employees had to say. I hope Sound's other papers fare better than Little Nickel did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Respect your employees. At least act like you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a while

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poulsbo, WA

    Pros

    Lots of great people that work at the newspapers. Fairly good community news products.

    Cons

    Cuts, cuts, cuts. All short term vision, nothing long-term. Does not value its employees. Almost zero opportunity for advancement - every time a manager leaves, that position ends up getting combined with another one, or eliminated. Does not pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to look ahead to the future a bit. At least act like you care about your employees, a little bit.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    No place to work and get ahead!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros except the people I work with which is not upper management.

    Cons

    The salary is terrible....I have had my salary cut 4 times since employed by them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your sales teams with the same respect you want to be treated with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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