I worked at Advance Publications full-time (More than 10 years)
Wonderful and collaborative work environment with excellent people who truly care and are always helpful in providing assistance to colleagues in addition to discharging their responsibilities.
Business challenges in all lines including but not limited to the newspapers putting added pressure on all employees to do more with less.
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advance Publications (Springfield, MA) in August 2014.
Very easy process. Found job through the newspaper classified ad section. Phone interview with basic questions, 1:1 interview pretty straight forward and a background check. Interview lasted about 30 mins. Manager explained, he'll get back to me. He interviewed a total of five people for the same job. He also explained the hourly, commission and benefits structure of the job. Human Resources staff was very nice.
There was no negotiation. It was a flat hourly rate plus commission.