The Boston Globe Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Not a stressful work environment, an easy place to get comfortable (in 5 reviews)

  • Great work life balance, no pressure to come in early, stay late (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Technology, politics, and poor management practices have created a non-customer centric workplace (in 2 reviews)

  • the union keeps dead weight in play (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Globe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and work is very diversified.

    Cons

    At first it was a bit hard to fit in, but after a few weeks that changes.


  2. great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, smart, fun co-workers. The company is doing well considering its the newspaper industry.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, and the hours are very long

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Poor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Globe (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great audience, prestige company, very good first position for an aspiring journalist. Great cafeteria, good health and vision plan, located close to Red Line.

    Cons

    Bonus packages written into language of contract is often misleading, lack of editors or editorial vision.

    Advice to Management

    Lift pay and hiring freeze. Hire more editors. Figure out position re: union employees. Be transparent about finances and buyouts.


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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Daily challenges, flexible schedules, easy going peers

    Cons

    Not a great deal of accountabilty


  6. Digital Campaign Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Trivia night once a month

    Cons

    -Poor Management, lack of accountability


  7. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time

    Pros

    Great people, hard working groups

    Cons

    Newspaper industry is in recession.

    Advice to Management

    Go Digital


  8. IT technicine

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flex work schedule; less work

    Cons

    low pay, bad management team;


  9. Great, but not ideal

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Reporter in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a prestigious place to work. You set the agenda, and everybody knows it. Editors are talented and drive you hard without your realizing it.

    Cons

    Temp employees can get jerked around a lot. You're wasting time until you learn how to prevail in newsroom politics. As with any publication, we're worried about how long we have before the music stops.


  10. Getting better

    Current Employee - Copy Editor/Page Designer in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor/Page Designer in Dorchester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Things have turned around since John Henry purchased the company and decided to invest in the paper and the people.

    Cons

    The newspaper business is still struggling.


  11. Great Pay, Great People

    Former Employee - Photographer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Photographer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is really good, and the people you work with are great

    Cons

    For freelancers there isn't really enough work anymore



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