The Hartford Courant Company

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The Hartford Courant Company Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
6 Reviews
2.9
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    newspaper circulation and advertising sales declining so is opportunity

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Newspaper Still Holding On To Core Values in Difficult Business Environment

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not great, not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Hartford Courant Company as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, reasonable work load

    Cons

    Pay and separation from department initiatives were negatives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sell. Don't Service

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Help your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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