The Post and Courier Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Great job!

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treat you like family and really care about your success

    Cons

    Not clear on communication when new products come along

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the reps


  2. Newsroom review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time

    Pros

    I actually worked here in the late 90s but that is not an option to select here so much of this may have changed. Most of the time, coworkers were very supportive and helpful when personal and professional issues arose. They made an effort to integrate you into the culture and make you feel like you were part of the team.

    Cons

    This is a daily newspaper so office politics were played like a sport. Office gossip also ran rampant and promotions did not occur quickly. There's was speculation that people played favorites instead of placing importance on actual talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep personal feelings aside when assessing talent.


  3. The Salisbury Post HAS been a great publication it's whole life but...

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

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    When I was there the staff was larger. As with many publications, layoffs and not filling open positions have plagued this one too. I left with nothing but good feelings, management has since changed so I couldn't speak for how things are now.

    Cons

    Mostly just that they laid off all but maybe one of their photographers over the years and now rely too much on reporters for their photos.

    Advice to Management

    None other than the negative aspects above.


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  5. Putting themselves out of business

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

    I have been working at The Post and Courier as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours help with children at home

    Cons

    The management has no idea about customer service


  6. Loved working for the company.T

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is always looking for people that are motivated to learn to do more than one job at a time.

    Cons

    This industry has changed because people are reading the paper on line. They have been able to get the job done with far less people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Felt underpaid and disrespected as a woman, management does not recognize and utilize talent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-level Editor in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Mid-level Editor in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are decent (health insurance, 401K). If you want to work for a daily newspaper in Charleston, it's your choice. There are some wonderful people to work with there outside of most management (support roles, some departments are run better than others). There's a cafe with somewhat edible food!

    Cons

    Management is terribly misguided. They are more interested in "yes people" than those who have talent and capabilities. Also, many layoffs recently have left a shoestring staff to try and run not only The Post and Courier but the many other papers it owns/supports across the state. Vacation is just 10 days for the first 5 years of employment (I tried to negotiate this but was told it could not be). I also tried to negotiate a ridiculously low starting salary but was unable to get a budge; and after several years of employment including promotions, I left there making barely more than when I started.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and stop rewarding those who are incompetent just because they do as they are told and don't make waves. Good management is hard to find there, and the mantra "just be happy you have a job" is repeated far too often. If management treated employees with more respect (i.e., sharing information, treating employees as equals, making employees feel valued), the company would have a better chance of surviving in today's difficult world of newspaper publishing. I never met Pierre, and I don't know how much influence he actually has in day-to-day operations.


  8. Great place to work if you like stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at The Post and Courier

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a fun atmosphere, with great people. The pay is competitive.

    Cons

    It is stressful, and days off have to be approved. They often aren't if it is holiday time and you haven't been there 20 years. Money is the name of the game, and it is always a game of what have you done for me lately. If you have met your goals for the past year but have a few off months, you are in the hot seat and could be out of a job.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management is as under the gun as everyone else is and it trickles down to us all.


  9. Family-owned newspaper company that takes care of its employees.

    • 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 Post and Courier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family-owned, gives bonuses when it can, survived recession by re-investing not slashing staff levels.

    Cons

    Typical newspaper life and hours


  10. The Post and Courier Sales Department is poorly managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at The Post and Courier

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

    Pros

    Charleston is beautiful and a great place to raise a family, good schools Post and Courier has good health insurance The people are friendly but stressed Nice downtown location, easily accessible

    Cons

    Sales people are budgeted extremely high, most can't acheive ther budgets and can't pay their bills. If account executives do acheive bugets, management doesn't pay increased percentages as promised. Morale is at an all time low in Sales Department due to poor management and declining revenue. 95% of sales force is searching for other employment.

    Advice to Management

    It would be wise to communicate with your sales people, lower budgets or put a cap on month to month increases. Upper management should consider making serious changes in management before its too late.



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