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Sun-Times Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
21 Reviews
2.6
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's just hard to see so many good people go

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Sun-Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manageable goals, good people descent pay

    Cons

    STRESS of being on a sinking ship with no life jackets or rescue boats.
    Managment doesn't listen ........ Always fire drills no planning from Managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction or the direction will pick itself

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

    Keeps getting smaller.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun-Times

    Pros

    The people are dedicated to quality journalism. Very loyal.

    Cons

    The uncertainty. Never know what's going to happen next with layoffs, etc., but that's industrywide.

  3.  

    Sinking ship.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Years ago, they had a great story in the market and the company treated you well.

    Cons

    Company is dealing wiht the curretn realities of the newspaper market. Not enough revenue on the digital side to sustain its self, massive revenue loss on the print side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify into another industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not worth reviewing

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    The people in the trenches. Those who are left, anyway.

    Cons

    Management. The company has long suffered from inept leadership and, before that, unethical and dishonest leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've laid off enough ;people in the past five years and have failed to find a solution. I'd suggest that mayne it's time to give it up, but I still have friends working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good, Bad and Ugly

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, downtown location and 401K

    Cons

    Rate card was for show only, always had to sell below rate card and even then it was still overpriced because the numbers in print and online were minimal at best. Upper mgmt had no clue how to run the business. It was and still is a tax shelter for them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do not listen and do not care, so advice is of no interest to them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very pleasant and educational

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    Former Employee - Customer Survey Representative in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Survey Representative in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    The staff and hours of operation were great.

    Cons

    The assignment didn't last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give longer Staffing Agencies Assignment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a shame

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It is hard to come up with one right now, but there are people who actually care and want to make this place successful again. Just not convinced it is leadership.

    Cons

    Too many family/friends being hired. Too top heavy. Too much credit being taken for other people's work. Leadership too afraid to really come up & stick their neck out on the line by putting an idea out there. Everyone is operating out of fear of losing their job. The business will never move forward like that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the nepotism and hiring friends. Release the current leadership. The inflated salaries and the addition of these vp titles is not what is going to move this business forward. Recognize the people who are really doing the work and those who are just taking credit for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Committed co-workers, ongoing uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun-Times

    Pros

    Good benefits and very generous vacation time. Committed co-workers dedicated to getting the paper out on time despite constant hurdles.

    Cons

    For years there has been ongoing uncertainties about the direction of the paper. Bottom line, this takes a toll on the morale of its employees. Little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your appreciation by compensating the many loyal workers that have gone above and beyond despite the many challenges that have been presented to them in the past few years. Recognize their worth.

  10.  

    Stay away from this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee, tea, water, dry cereal...

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, managers have no comprehension of markets, no recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit or close the doors as soon as you can so you do not lose any more money and prevent any further embarrassment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Entry Level

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    Current Employee - Acoount Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Acoount Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sun-Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay Structure: community outreach.

    Cons

    Nothing really, sometimes the goals are hard to reach--but if you work hard you will hit them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More motivation would be great! Have more events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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