The Buffalo News

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    Satisfaction likely depends on area manager

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    Former Employee - Carrier in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Carrier in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at The Buffalo News part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tips from customers if you provide good service
    Be your own boss (to some extent)
    Good exercise with all the walking to deliver papers

    Cons

    Have to work 365 days a year
    Have to work in all weather conditions (snow, sleet, rain or wind)
    Some of the penalties for missed deliveries, etc are ridiculous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your carriers. They are the truly the face of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No one cares; no accountability in the worst ways

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at The Buffalo News full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's an easy job. The benefits are good if you can ever manage to get to that level of employment.

    Cons

    Management couldn't care any less about its customers much less its employees. Employees with less responsibility were at grades of employments higher than others. There's absolutely no possibility for advancement. Management is petty and unreasonable and bullying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the "peons" of your company. Stop screwing over the customers. Rethink your management choices. This is a business (a PRINT business) whose--let's be honest--life expectancy is dwindling quickly down the drain. The management at the Buffalo News is trying to shove it down the drain faster. Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demotivated environment

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at The Buffalo News full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible scheduling if you are a part-time employee.
    Wonderful employees that will be essential in keeping you sane.
    Practical experience.

    Cons

    Limited to Non-existent advancement opportunity.
    Pay well below national average.
    Unless you manage to get a coveted and elusive full-time position, you will never qualify for health insurance.
    Management severely disorganized and workflow is abysmal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The need to streamline the production process should be your first priority. With some fine-tuning the pre-press production process could be a streamlined and efficient operation. Second priority should be the motivation of your staff. Morale and motivation is abysmal, literally the worst i have ever encountered. Focus on bringing your staff together as a unit, building morale, and increasing motivation. With proper motivation, your team can accomplish anything... on time with a smile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, great supervisors, terrible senior management

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at The Buffalo News

    Pros

    The people are nice to work with. The supervisors are easy to work with. The work is enjoyable. Nice cafe for lunches.

    Cons

    You will never make any money at The News. No raises. If you even get benefits, they will be cut. You will work holidays. Upper management is very bull headed and cheap. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees with the respect they deserve. Employees are not the enemy. Everyone wants The News to succeed. The pay rate is too low. You can't live off of what The News pays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Future there

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    Former Employee - Circulation Worker in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Circulation Worker in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at The Buffalo News

    Pros

    It is a weekly pay check

    Cons

    the Company doesn't care about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your power trip

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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