Great job stability, ability to make money if in the right situation. The products and solutions offered really are great, and you have a lot of resources backing you. Also the job provides a lot of flexibility. New president is going to make changes, hopefully for the better.
Very unclear about commission structure up front, at times can be challenging to make money if you are in the wrong situation within the company. Sometimes goals are not as transparent as to how they get to that number, can make it tough for a rep to want to go out and sell knowing they won't be making money in certain months because of inflated goals.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The Oregonian (Portland, OR) in August 2016.
It's no surprise that the majority of reviews of working at the Oregonian on this site are negative. The same can be said for the interview process.
For starters, the interviewer didn't confirm our meeting until the morning of. I had been under the impression that I would be having a 1:1 interview, but upon sitting down in the interviewer's office, I was face to face with a panel of 3 people. Thanks for the heads up...
Although frustrated and surprised by the lack of professionalism displayed thus far, I kept my cool and prepared myself for the team's questions. What I thought would be a conversational session turned out to be the group taking turns reading stale questions off a piece of paper and writing down my responses. I felt like I was being subjected to an interrogation rather than an interview where the company was interested in what I could bring to the table. It came off as just plain disingenuous and robotic. The interviewer even cracked a few jokes about how this was a "grill session."
The way the Oregonian conducts interviews is a textbook example of how a company should not go about the process. Do you really think you're going to get an accurate representation of a candidate's personality and skills by making them feel extremely uncomfortable? The print industry is dying, and if the Oregonian hopes to regain some of its former glory and enter the digital age, they need to seriously go about updating their culture and hiring process. Give people a reason to want to work (or stay working) for your company!
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