I worked at Paddock Publications full-time (More than 8 years)
There is a family atmosphere at this family owned company. You feel part of a team and that vibe can be inspiring and contagious.
The dress code is fairly strict to the point of being ridiculous. The contracting newspaper industry makes working for a newspaper company stressful at times.
Advice to Management
Relax the dress code. Do something about the lack of 401k contribution. Kudos on the efforts to build morale even as the industry faces more and more challenges.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Paddock Publications (Arlington Heights, IL).
It was seamless. HR kept me updated all along the way. Did not wait long. I met with a number of managers who gave me a good sense of the job and the comapny.
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