The Hartford Courant Company Reviews

Updated May 16, 2015
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  1. Interesting Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting place to work. No two days are alike. If you like variety and don't mind the stress of deadlines, then it's a pretty interesting place to build a career.

    Cons

    Industry is struggling. Absolutely no job security. Decision seem to be driven mostly by budget rather than news judgment these days.


  2. By Far THE WORST

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of any

    Cons

    - They keep you working under 32 hrs a week so they don't have to pay you benefits - Management doesn't treat their workers with respect - Everyone basically hated their jobs and were very cut throat to move up


  3. Not very good, terrible communication and unprofessional management skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford Courant Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is no pros to working for this company

    Cons

    Only out for their bottom line, do not care about employees,

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the red tape, and get some respectable people to manage


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  5. Deliver Newspapers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Hartford Courant Company

    Pros

    Work at night, part time hours

    Cons

    Work at night, no paid holidays


  6. Nope.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some coworkers were friendly, sometimes

    Cons

    You are told that you are being hired to fill a specific position, but in reality you will become a "jack of all trades, master of none" within this company (but any skills you may learn will not be transferable to any other company or field). You will be expected to perform the duties of the last 5 people that were laid off, and will receive no training, no appreciation, no pay raise, subpar benefits, no holiday bonus, and be expected to work nights, weekends, holidays, and on your scheduled vacation. You will be the classic example of an overworked, underpaid, unappreciated, and stressed-out employee. Management does not respect their employees and only care about their own jobs. Chicago is running the show and laying off employees at breakneck speed. Morale is at an all-time low, and no one cares. Pay is dismal. There are no raises. I would not recommend this company to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can! Chicago is coming for you too!


  7. newspaper circulation and advertising sales declining so is opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Hartford, CT

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company for now. Don't look for long term prospects however, but for someone new to the job market, it could be good for a few years.

    Cons

    It was a great company until Tribune took over. Now corporate suits in Chicago just look how to slash expenses

    Advice to Management

    Not much to advise, I realize when Chicago says jump, you say how high...


  8. A great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff is professional, kind and conscientious.

    Cons

    Unfortunately budget cuts led to layoffs, forcing fewer people to handle the responsibilities of many.

    Advice to Management

    He managers I've worked with directly have been intelligent and forward thinking.


  9. Newspaper Still Holding On To Core Values in Difficult Business Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Reporter in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some excellent reporters, some motivated, competent editors. Still does some ambitious work.

    Cons

    Local audience increasingly disengaged, very uneven top management, frequent layoffs


  10. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are always equipped with the latest technology. Cutting edge Multi media solutions for advertisers

    Cons

    Declining readership base eroding advertising revenue

    Advice to Management

    Get back to a hyper local news format. More readers want local news, more local news equals higher revenue,


  11. Sell. Don't Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Hartford Courant Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Typical if not worse type of sales company. Servicing your accounts is not important.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees



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