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Timothy R Kennedy
I worked at The Morning Call full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Great products- that work well for advertisers- never felt like I was being pushy or overally agressive when calling on prospective clients because I knew it would work for them. Lots of options for every advertiser- small to large. Big office with very diverse staff. They are very involved in the local community, always tons of fun events going on. Lots of great people on the team.
Cons – The industry- while I think The Morning Call has a great job in diversifying it's portfolio of products (digital,direct mail, ect).... newspaper revenue is declining.
Advice to Senior Management – Get out in the field and meet with customers more- that is how you get the great ideas!
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2013-08-08 11:35 PDT
I worked at The Morning Call full-time for more than a year
Pros – - Everyone is a joy to work with
-You won't be glued to your desk all day
- Good money (if you make goal)
- Ad assistants are great to work with
Cons – - Unrealistic goals--sometimes double of previous year
- Some managers need to get a grasp of their reps territories and not assume that there a 1000 of advertisers
- Territories are not defined to a particular Rep. This means that you won't have some advertisers that are prominent in your turf. You're stuck calling on small places with limited budgets.
- Good accounts are given to some "chosen" reps
- Training is Blah
- Way too many daily reports
- Newspaper is losing its reputation with LV residents
Advice to Senior Management – - Listen ,I mean really listen, to your reps
- Before setting goals, analyze each territory
– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-02-23 11:51 PST
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I have been working at The Morning Call full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Good people work in this building. They bust their tails day in and day out to get the news out in digital and print. Many have a team dynamic and thus the newsroom functions well when we're not micromanaged.
Paid time off, floating holidays and sick time are generally never questioned.
Cons – Editorial employees are micromanaged at every turn, and mostly by people who don't have a clue how to actually do their jobs.
Rah-rah meetings are often held to try and placate employees in lieu of raises, bonuses and OT.
As mentioned above...bonus? What's a bonus? Money in this place doesn't filter past the top tier. No raises in years. Everyone forced to take a pay cut. Most people doing 3 or 4 jobs at once. No room for advancement.
Unethical practices taking place here every day. Customers aren't getting papers delivered and digital subscriptions don't work as advertised. We are told to ignore all the complaints.
Advice to Senior Management – Treat employees AND customers with the respect we all deserve. Give raises for strong performance. Stop expecting a continually shrinking staff to step up and do 3-4 jobs per person. Stop pretending you don't know what's going on at corporate. Give us the information that's filtering down instead of leaving us in the dark!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-10-23 05:14 PDT
I worked at The Morning Call full-time
Pros – Nice people within the organization.
Cons – Company is not trying to pay a decent wage to live on.
Advice to Senior Management – Pay a decent wage and you won't have to worry about employees leaving.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-07-16 08:28 PDT
I have been working at The Morning Call full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Great portfolio of products that work really well for clients- I don' t feel like I am being pushy at all, because I know that they will help them grow their business if they advertise with us. My sales assistant is awesome and it is great to know that their is always someone to help me and my clients in the office. Great large office environment. Involved in lots of community events. Really great benefits. Pay is good if you exceed your sales goals (base + commission). Love my job!
Cons – Lots of products- it's a lot to learn initially and lots of deadlines. sometimes they roll things new things out too quickly.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-03-28 07:08 PDT
I have been working at The Morning Call full-time for more than 10 years
Pros – Opportunities for inexperienced or recent graduates because of high turnover.
Cons – High turnover, disengaged management, large number of disgruntled and overworked employees, overall very low morale and no opportunities to advance or earn more money because raises have not been offered in years. Banked owned following extended bankruptcy and about to be sold at auction to the highest bidder.
Advice to Senior Management – Start packing up your desks. You won't be here after the auction.
2013-03-25 20:30 PDT
I worked at The Morning Call
Pros – Good flexibility and some autonomy. The kind of job where you don't have to bring work home with you. Out on the road a lot which is good if you are like me and don't like to be chianed to a desk all day.
Cons – There are constant, internal territory wars going on. Manangers love to stir up "friendly" competition amongst your team by the way of sales leader stats and such. This does not bother me. What bothers me is when you work hard to form a relationship with a customer only to find out that some other rep took the account from under you and now it is theirs. Managers will tell you it was right on the territory line and technically wasn't yours to begin with. They just want SOMEBODY to land the sale and whoever does it first gets the account (and the comissions).
Advice to Senior Management – Respect your employees instead of creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-11-25 19:08 PST
I worked at The Morning Call as an intern for less than a year
Pros – I really liked my internship at the Morning Call, the atmosphere was friendly and I loved learning about all of the work they did. I worked with the editorial department. The ad department worked separately in another office space and I had little contact with them during my stay. Everyone in different departments however did seem to get along well and were friendly with each other.
Cons – Sometimes the work is pretty repetitive and the hours depending on what department you work in are a little strange. Sometimes a light news day could mean little work to do so it can be a bit boring however that rarely happens.
Advice to Senior Management – N/a
2012-06-22 17:46 PDT
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