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The Boston Globe Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
47 Reviews
3.7
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good company. Tater tots in the cafeteria.

    Cons

    None really. the walk from the parking lot is kind of far?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe

    Pros

    Work-life balance is manageable. The senior managers care about the development of the employees and will like to see them grow professionally.

    Cons

    It will be difficult to continue one's career in an industry that has seen it's fare-share of troubles. Many employees were let-go because of decreasing revenues in the daily printed paper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The good with the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Advertising in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, a lot of good people. Cafeteria, parking. Exciting environment when news breaks. Central location easy to get to, easy access to downtown by public transportation.

    Cons

    Knee-jerk management style, no chance for advancement. Unions protected a lot of people who just show up to collect a paycheck. move people to new positions instead of letting them stagnate for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better, demand the same of everyone. Don't play favorites. Train and encourage to do better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting, challenging place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Advertising in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work there are friendly, smart and talented. The work is interesting and the company has finally embraced the challenges and technology of today's world.

    Cons

    Newspapers are tough environments in 2014. The pay structure has not kept up with today's standard of living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more advancement and opportunities within departments. Adjust pay to compensate for cost of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great gig

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correspondent in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Correspondent in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Independent, creative, and meaningful work.

    Cons

    The Globe was slow to the game in the age of digital transition and missed golden opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think first.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Love these folks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Boston Globe

    Pros

    Some fantastic people, new ownership that is trying new things, amazing reporting, fab art directors, and an overall reputable place to be

    Cons

    Some old-world type of thinking. And, like, any newspaper, facing financial struggles and dealing with what the industry will do in the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The newspaper manufacturing industry does not have much time left I would imagine

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mailroom Trainee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mailroom Trainee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The expectations of excellent, or even satisfactory, performance are very low; if something like that can be considered a "pro."

    Cons

    The chances for advancement, professionally or monetarily, are virtually nonexistent. Disorganization is rampant and attempts at process improvement may be appreciated, but are rarely tested and implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investments should be made to develop employees at all levels.

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

    Great company that is investing in the future in a challenging industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Dorchester, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    New ownership has showed a commitment to innovation and investment in new products to grow in a dying industry. Good benefits and great coworkers.

    Cons

    All non-management positions are union which leads to some workers occupying jobs that would go to more qualified, harder working people in a normal organization. Very poor HR department that offers no onboarding or employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to the staff, we learn the strategy and goals from the media. More focus on employee development. You have many talented people whose skills should be developed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, a great internship experience. Learned a great deal across departments.

    Former Employee - Business Development and Marketing Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Development and Marketing Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment and enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    Little guidance as an intern

  11.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, Work life balance, Great people

    Cons

    slow decision making and speed of processes

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