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South Florida Sun Sentinel Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
10 Reviews
3.3
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pretty happy there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great location - downtown FLL

    Cons

    didn't get raises for years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management are paid extremely well while the worker bees are not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great, with a few hiccups.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    Energetic, 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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.

  3.  

    great people, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beach location, great news place and amazing co-workers

    Cons

    Not many career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reward good employees with opportunities for career advancement and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Journalist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Journalist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and comfortable office.

    Cons

    Sometimes won't listen to pitched ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More listening to employees.

  6.  

    Boring atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees better because yall suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed my time with the Sun Sentinel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I have been working at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Elongated 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Just a pain to work there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    Advancement 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you love the field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Job 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 ManagementAdvice

    There'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.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Photojournalist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Photojournalist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    Good assignments for the paper

    Cons

    no 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 ManagementAdvice

    look to the Web and google to model yourself

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Get out while you can...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Pros

    Benefits, Perks, Contests, People, Locations

    Cons

    Management plays favors and is inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your managers are taking care of your companies top performers

    Disapproves of CEO

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