South Florida Sun Sentinel
3.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.sunsentinel.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Ken Mitchell

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great, with a few hiccups.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEnergetic, demanding environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and diligence. They have a passion for getting the story right and offering opportunities to well-qualified individuals.

    ConsUpper management needs to do a better job of following up with reporters on important details necessary for reporting their stories. Payment took nearly a year to get correct.

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    great people, good benefits

    Staff Writer (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsBeach location, great news place and amazing co-workers

    ConsNot many career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease reward good employees with opportunities for career advancement and promotions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience

    Journalist (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat staff and comfortable office.

    ConsSometimes won't listen to pitched ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore listening to employees.

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    Boring atmosphere

    Designer (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsOpportunity to learn new computer programs which was cool, good company to put on your resume. Good news market

    ConsHorrible management and it sucks. Layoffs like crazy. The newspaper industry is going down the drain, and the Sentinel won't last long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees better because yall suck

    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 enjoyed my time with the Sun Sentinel.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deerfield Beach, FL

    ProsThe people were phenomenal to work with. The manaagement team was fair and open. Ideas were solicited and acted upon. Work-life balance was challenging but encouraged. Assignements were robust; cross functional teamwork was strongly encouraged and rewarded.

    ConsElongated bankruptcy process placed a drag on employee engagement and productivity. Lack of strong commitment to employee development and training. Print media is on a down-ward spiral and long-term career advancement is questionable at best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to celebrate the sucesses of the employees. Continue to to encourage management fundamentals and provide appropriate training for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Just a pain to work there

    Ad Sales (Former Employee)
    Deerfield Beach, FL

    ProsThey give you access to a number of media sources ( print, direct mail, TV, online) to use for client campaigns. Training is above par and co-workers are a great source of knowledge and support.

    ConsAdvancement takes alot of A@# kissing and not based solely on merit. Changing pay scale on a monthly basis without notice. They prevent you from making money once you start to suceed with a pay plan. They have thinking stuck in the 80s before the internet and that leaves them behind compared to most media companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes to the talent with your salespeople. Start to pay the creative teams and get some marketing people with some creativity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work if you love the field

    Reporter (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGood editors, exciting city to work and live in, lots of crime and corruption going on make good stories. Pay is higher than at other papers in the area.

    ConsJob insecurity. Too many layoffs made it difficult to work there. You see your good friends go and then are asked to do their job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere's not much to do, the same situation is seen across other papers, it's a tough industry. Still, overall editors are understanding and are going through the same challenges.

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    The future

    Senior Staff Photojournalist (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGood assignments for the paper

    Consno play in the paper or the web......free space on the web for lots of pictures...but a poor excuse for a web presents anyhow

    Advice to Senior Managementlook to the Web and google to model yourself

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    Get out while you can...

    National Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsBenefits, Perks, Contests, People, Locations

    ConsManagement plays favors and is inconsistent

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your managers are taking care of your companies top performers

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