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  1.  

    great place to learn about corporate america

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Digital Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of training- awesome people

    Cons

    everyone is concerned with the bottom line they forget about he employees and are losing talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to the folks doing the work and help them grow or you wll lose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The Copy Editing desk was amazing

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

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Highly professional editing staff, great location, excellent opportunity for great clips

    Cons

    Jaded reporters and low pay. Editors failed to give proper feedback for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your future and take your interns seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great resume builder

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn many new tasks that can really beef up your resume
    Free to be as creative as you want
    Overall work atmosphere is enjoyable

    Cons

    Extremely long hours with no compensation
    Very hard to take a vacation lasting longer than three days
    Management will sympathize with you but will not offer any solution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay for your editors (they earn it!) and help employees comes up with solutions to their work problems instead of just being that shoulder to cry on

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for getting experience but not for much else.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience, learn how to work with many kinds of people

    Cons

    Low pay, no job security, lack of resources and ambition to innovate,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't think out of the box, you won't survive. Treat editorial employees like human beings, and you will strengthen your workforce. Dignity and respect go a long way. Making people do more for less only reaps short-term gains.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at Sun-Sentinel for the better part of a decade.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Broward Highlands, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Broward Highlands, FL

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a strong sense of family. Co-workers that care about their peers and are willing to go the extra mile.

    Cons

    No growth or advancement opportunities. Poor decision making on the part of middle and senior managers. Low morale due to layoffs and indifference by upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before deciding on a plan of action, think it through before it's implemented. Saving $100 today may cost $10,000 a month or two later. Open lines of communication with your employees and stop trying to bs them. They know better and so should you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A steady job, but don't expect much advancement

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Deerfield Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Slightly better pay for graphic artist jobs. Full health benefits and the ability to accrue paid vacation time. Other job opportunities in the company to apply for. Day or nighttime shifts.

    Cons

    The company offers very little or no raises at an employee's yearly review. New positions are very commonly treated as lateral moves so there's no extra pay for transferring. There is a lot of micro-management. Morale is low as the newspaper industry in general is suffering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on new money-generating ideas and stop bombarding the employees with processes and procedures. Also consider offering raises to all your employers rather than just bonuses for upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company with bad judgement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working hour flexibility, enormous commissions and bonuses for sales, lower level managers are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of minority & women diversity in management and salaried jobs, non-sales employees don't receive bonuses or salary raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accepting of change and stop resisting it. Allow new ideas to flourish. The philosophies that worked 15 years ago no longer work today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    not trying hard enough

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    Former Employee - Editorial in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Editorial in South Florida, FL

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel

    Pros

    freedom to do work on your own ideas and work with very talented people.

    Cons

    set in the old ways... dictated by a corporate structure 1500 miles away. We made all the money and they spent it so fast that the company had to be sold....Zell (new owner)is trying but they (staff) still don't get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your eyes and move fast on new ideas. you have good people. Ask them how to reinvent the business..This is a seat of the pants feeling....... they are not teaching this stuff in school...

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    Pros

    It was great until about 2007. Lots of resources, lots of support, lots of room for creativity and self-motivation. Happiest I've ever been professionally was at the Sun-Sentinel. Then I was tossed from the 10th floor.

    Cons

    I can't think of a single one, except that my job disappeared. At least I wasn't lonely as I was swept out the door. Two or three hundred other competent journalists were encouraged to find other employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some journalists. Your product is a shadow of what it was even three years ago. it looks like a shopper, not a newspaper, and your remaining journalists are working themselves to death.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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