The Daytona Beach News Journal

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Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. If newspapers are a sinking ship, The News-Journal is just another passenger trying to sell life preservers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Daytona Beach News Journal

    Pros

    Decent size newspaper. Good springboard to other opportunities. Staff generally supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    No raises - ever. Benefits and staff irreversibly shrinking. Pervasive feeling of pessimism and increasing feeling of hopelessness. It's not a good industry to be in, and this paper is only treading water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with changes, good or bad, staffing and otherwise. It shows professional respect when you acknowledge difficulties and seek employee input to combat them. It shows the opposite when all decision-making is secret and only the results are shared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. How can life change in two months... It's called Gatehouse or should I say Hellhouse.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at The Daytona Beach News Journal

    Pros

    We lost all of our pro's in the last few weeks with work loads being tripled and the fear of more job loss. It truly is a sad state of affairs in Daytona Beach

    Cons

    Where do I start.... Major layoffs mean major work loads with constant threats of more rounds of layoffs looming. Being assured by management saying "We are good for now, but no one has a crystal ball" is making everyone jump ship. I feel sorry for all of the employees that recently lost their jobs, And I feel sorry for our loyal advertisers and subscribers. We will survive, however, and we have been told to buck up, get over it and that it is a new day, one that I am sure Michael Redding knew was coming. Maybe he can help all of the employees that have lost their job with their home payments with the $280 Million that he got in the deal. No raises for over 10 years and people working for a little more than minimum wage. And now with 1/4 of the staff. Seriously Gatehouse, this isn't a third world company sweat shop. It s ust very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some compassion and give your employees some hope for the future without fear and sadness. You will reap the benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Only work there if you're desperate!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at The Daytona Beach News Journal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    No pros to working for this place!

    Cons

    Pay one dollar over min.wage expects machines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think for yourself don't listen to the (CEO) he will cut your throat !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Epitome of corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Daytona Beach News Journal full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Thanks to Human Resources involvement, offers decent benefits package. Company contributions minimal.

    Cons

    No longer a newspaper, now a micromanaged business journal,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more creative ways to boost revenue, rather than merely cutting staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Career stifling with more drama than opportunity! So underhanded and unethical it makes politicians look like saints!

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    Former Employee - Advertising Representative in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Advertising Representative in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at The Daytona Beach News Journal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The customers. If their are any left that aren't bitter over being sold things they don't need for a rep to meet their goal.

    Cons

    horrible work culture, management and staff are undertrained and stuck in "print", cheat you out of commissions, ill advise clients for money!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace most of them. Get them REALLY web trained and pout of the 80's.Require a degree maybe in a RELEVANT field. Address your sexual harassment issues (and inter-office affairs) and require AD Director to report issues brought to him. You lose real talent because their not willing to deal with the issues you've allowed to go on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Immediate supervisor gives colleagues freedom, senior management micromanage.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Daytona Beach, FL

    I worked at The Daytona Beach News Journal

    Pros

    Depends on your supervisor and the job duties you have.

    Cons

    Upper management incompetent and unresponsive to staffers' concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Life's too short

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

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

    Pros

    There's no good reason to work here now. Current staff that was here prior to the new company are knowledgeable and helpful but rarely allowed to shine.

    Cons

    Abusive work environment. Editor that has no news sense and insists on micro managing rather than trusting his employees. No training, lots of promises and no follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove current editor and let your award winning talent show you how it's done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great HARD WORKING people, like family, Management leaves much to be desired,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Daytona Beach News Journal

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, felt like a family, great location. Excellent for sales personnel, opportunities abound if you are a great salesperson, people person!

    Cons

    Training procedures need help. In much of the systems little or no training is provided to you. The personnel department is not a true HR setup. This may have changed. They need a person there to help employees in training and in working together as a team, No only the salespeople but the administrative staff also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If managment would offer more positive feedback to it's employees they would get 110% work effort from the employees, There was not enough positive reinforcement for administrative personnel. they are too rigid.

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