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The Boston Globe Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
42 Reviews
3.6
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Mailroom Trainee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mailroom Trainee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe part-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    Little guidance as an intern

  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, Work life balance, Great people

    Cons

    slow decision making and speed of processes

  7.  

    Comfortable, but not exciting, sales environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay/benefits, nice people, free parking, on-site cafeteria. Leading New England media brand. Not a stressful work environment, an easy place to get comfortable. New management under John Henry seems optimistic.

    Cons

    Disorganized structure, hard getting anything new accomplished. For every talented salesperson, there are two skating by and still making the same level of compensation. No substantial incentives to go above and beyond. Poor management creates divisions amongst your peers. Political environment where people are more concerned with putting on appearances than doing their job well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more positive affirmation to those who are working hard and don't enable those who are not. Simplify the structure of the company and don't create so much red-tape in order to get new initiatives through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the products are great but that can also be a negative leaving little for client customization

    Cons

    Newspaper people can be myopic. the union keeps dead weight in play

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bust the union

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fine place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Boston Globe

    Pros

    Good people, flexible schedules and nice benefits.

    Cons

    Commuting from the South Shore can be tough. Take the train whenever possible.

  10.  

    Great internship opportunities. Great People.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Boston Globe as an intern

    Pros

    They identified some of the best managers out there. Always felt challenged, and there's a great work environment.

    Cons

    Company overall seems to be trying to find it its footing for the future. Some of the work can seem repetitive, and there seems to be some high turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great workplace with brilliant people across design, editorial, and digital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Producer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the writers, designers, photographers, and reporters are best-in-class, together with enough resources to give a diverse, complicated city the coverage it merits.

    Cons

    It's a traditional daily metro, with the ups and down that entails. It can be slow to shift, quick to spend money on flawed outside vendors (Methode!), and distrust between management and rank-and-file still lingers after a problems under the New York Times stewardship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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