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  1. Advertising Sales Rep-Outside

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Values, Work/Life Balance, People, Integrity, Largest Newspaper in the Southeast, Bonus Structure, CEO, and upper management, flexibility and freedom, vacation.

    Cons

    Base salary, my direct sales manager led by fear, and was a bully, benefits are awful, they do not match 401K, no REAL training programs, no way to move up nor make more money, set unrealistic goals making it near impossible to make your numbers, no territory change over, always stuck with same old territory, award winning was political, and the same old people always won. Lots of turn-over with sales reps because unrealistic goals and low base salaries, and poor compensation on gas. Layoffs and loss of pay several times.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the sales managers are providing a atmosphere that is encouraging and motivating. Managing with fear tactics doesn't work. Create a development program so that there is something to aspire to be, and you will keep good talent. Figure out a way to increase the base salary at least into the low 40's.


  2. Good company to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company - you get to know almost everyone Opportunities to learn about how your role in the company affects the business as a whole

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance Understaffed in many areas - IT, newsroom, marketing to be specific


  3. Times Publishing Co.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The Staff is very helpful to new people. Great room for advancement, My first month there I was offered another job but declined to continue working up the department I am assigned too.

    Cons

    Staffer turnover rate is high partly because they will not start anyone full-time. The department I am in starts new people at 18 hours, but after you "prove" yourself a 1000 hour spot should be no problem.


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  5. Newspapers are failing becuase they missed the opportunity to bring themselves out of the dark ages 25 years ago.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The quality of the news reports are excellent.

    Cons

    Management does not respect or care about workers at the low end of pay the scale. Approximately 60% of total compensation goes to upper management. It is an organization that does like change. It is best to do as you are told and forget about expressing your opinion. If you do express your opinion and disagree with the establishment , it will cost you in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your middle managers that "brow beat" the employees.


  6. Great Place for an Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    As an intern, you can be given a lot of responsibility and opportunities to prove yourself. Also, upper-level employees are very supportive and willing to share career information and advice. One of the best features of the summer internship program is the speaker series, when various people from different magazines and positions within the company at large come and tell the inter class about their career paths, what's going on in the industry, and how to achieve what they've achieved. Another nice aspect of working at Time Inc seems to be that once you're within the company, it's fairly easy to move around between different brands.

    Cons

    This is the case in most of the magazine industry, but obviously the pay isn't amazing at the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    None



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