The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
43 Reviews
2.6
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work when The AJC was profitable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Pros

    Great benefits and fellow employees became good friends. Friendly environment until the end

    Cons

    Senior management no longer cares about the print subscription and circulation. Nor do they really care about employees. Morale is very low

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad culture of zero accountability and unhappy employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Little positives... some people are good and try to make good things happen, but it's obvious they can't get anything done due to the bureaucracy and b.s.

    Cons

    There is little to no accountability because there are no decision makers. While they talk about the digital future, they just have old fogey newspaper people in leadership. They'll never advance to the future if they don't change their broken culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of corporate's you-know-what and try to make something happen with your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Idiocy reigns at the top

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    Former Employee - Journalist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Journalist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits, good parent company (Cox)

    Cons

    Leadership that's stodgy, incompetent, and just plain nasty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cox should do a clean sweep of AJC management -- in all departments. The leaders are awful. They're uninspiring and incompetent, and they use fear and intimidation to drive results. There's no room for personal growth, as training has been cut to the bone and politics, not performance, often leads to promotions. Oh, and forget about work-life balance. AJC managers will pretty much chain you to your desk, and they will break out the whips, metaphorically speaking, to get you to work harder and produce more. Steer clear of this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Enjoy my time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Pros

    Solid private company with long term reputation

    Cons

    Challenged with a rapidly changing industry however trying hard to keep going

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    smh

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Norcross, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    location was close to my home

    Cons

    upper management did not care about workers, unstable work hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    WORST CULTURE EVER!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    salary is competitive, options to attend events.

    Cons

    The digital team will lie, manipulate and make it hard for you to work with them or customers. They are only out for themselves and especially the managers. Training is only 4 days and products are never fully explained. Each team is against the other. The directors are always closed door policy. There is no support, training, or guidance for anyone new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about team or saying that word because none of you really care about others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Treading water

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The AJC provides excellent benefits and reasonable pay. It is a good environment for a young person to gain experience working in a large, fully-corporate environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career advancement. Over-reliance on longterm, entrenched managers with minimal vision. On-going, unsettling restructuring which lacks clear direction and continually moves people and resources in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the hands-on people you have working for you who have spent years in the online sphere. Your people are doing some great journalism, but it is lost on poorly targeted, disfunctional web platforms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating, ultimately toxic place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most co-workers very friendly and willing to help you. Good benefits package, lenient time off.
    Good equipment and programs that will help you once you learn how to use them to your advantage.

    Cons

    Very rigid mindset typical of old newspaper style. Middle and senior management unsure of themselves or next moves. Very political, they largely resist fresh or different approaches to solving newspaper issues. Many current managers have been there for years and have been elevated and kept on way beyond their capacity to understand and react effectively. They are threatened by anyone who might offer new ideas and styles. Communication within department spotty and inconsistent. Too many meetings involving too many people which accomplish little other than to schedule the next meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unimaginative, old-fashioned, disjointed, stale and ultimately doomed...like newspapers.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They did have great health benefits.

    Cons

    Most of the employees were dinosaurs, afraid to try new things or shake it up. Leadership constantly changed on a whim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be brave, be transparent, be honest and be generous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Newspapers are a dying industry

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Backed by a strong corporation. There is ZERO future in circulation/distribution of newspapers now. Circulation continues to drop and several MAJOR fumbles by upper management have effectively killed what little customer satisfaction was left.

    Cons

    24/7 oncall, senior management hired a Circulation Director and allowed him to make sweeping changes to all of circulation, effectively killing what moral was left among field management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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