The Commercial Appeal

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  1. analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Commercial Appeal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great culture, great people, and hard work is rewarded.

    Cons

    Struggling industry but moving into the digital space.


  2. Disappointing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are generally friendly and try to help you succeed.

    Cons

    The products they sell are mediocre at best and once customers realize this they don't sign and don't come back.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees longer and stop with the promotions and gimmicks. They don't work overall and make you look tacky and cheap.


  3. Poorly managed company from all aspects

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Commercial Appeal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers were the only pros in the end of my 10 year tenure. Close proximity the the interstate for work commute.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management, no loyalty to good employees, not enough work/life balance, lack of job security. The company was previously a great place to work, with great employee health benefits, pensions, etc. However, over the years the mismanagement continued to worsen, and attempts to "fix" the problems by bringing in people from markets from the other side of the country who would not listen to anyone regarding the market the newspaper served, who were completely out of touch with the employees, the readers and the advertisers. The culture changed so drastically it was unrecognizable.

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about you. Your unwillingness to even attempt to fit into the existing culture of the company and completely ruin the culture almost overnight has cost you the top performing employees from every department. You have chased so many knowledgeable, and talented employees away that I have no good advice for you because all you are left with now is your big ego's and big salaries. You ruined a great company, best of luck in the next year or two when corporate begins to see through your smoke and mirrors game and you move on to ruin other companies and it's employees lives.


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  5. Dead End Job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can smell the Wonderbread bakery on your way into the building.

    Cons

    Print is a dying industry. This is a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    communicate better with Employees


  6. A lot of problems at The Commercial Appeal.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, interesting work and for the most part the employees and management are fair.

    Cons

    A shrinking industry, minimal raises or opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for hard working employees to grow and advance within the company. Better and more reasonable bonus structure.



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