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A. H. Belo Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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A. H. Belo Chairman, President, and CEO Robert W. Decherd
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  1. "Overview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A.H. Belo is committed to excellence in all aspects and is open to new ideas to keep strong journalism at the forefront regardless of circumstances. New initiatives are consistently reviewed and considered to ensure optimal relevance in an ever-changing market,

    Cons

    The changing marketplace has resulted in needing to make tough decisions that could have a significant impacts in the future. It is important to recognize this in reviewing next steps.


  2. "This is a good place to work for a short amount of time."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The company has great benefits.

    Cons

    ...ability to grow within the company.
    overall industry

    Advice to Management

    look for a more innovative approach to business


  3. "Innovative compared to its peers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong passion for the company to succeed at most levels of the company

    Cons

    Leadership tends to make reactive decisions and sometimes have unrealistic expectations on execution and results


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  5. "Belo"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Support Specialist in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A. H. Belo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work for.
    Plenty of vacation time.

    Cons

    Salary cut,
    Constantly laying people off.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the chiefs, not the Indians.


  6. "System Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team oriented work environment. All the employees in the IT department work together in a team spirited attitude. The production environment of the organization challenges the employees on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Revenue based on advertising in print product vs the competition of online advertising still challenges the bottom line of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the shared content strategy diviersification. All the work done to purchase companies relevant to shared content seems to be working in the long term.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not for everyone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.
    Nice, friendly place to work.
    Understanding of situations that come up outside of work.
    Flexible with requesting time off.

    Cons

    Was sold on a job that turned out NOT to be the case.
    Not much room for advancement or growth.
    Expectations are high relative to the training (or lack there of)
    Managment does not appear as knowledgable as he/she should

    Advice to Management

    Be sensitive and accepting of the criticism given by your subordinates and actually listen to what they have to say. Besides, the better job they do, the better you look as management.


  8. "OK part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. The hours are late at night and early in the morning. This is a great part-time job for folks who have full-time jobs during the day, because the schedule does not conflict with most other jobs. The work can be somewhat physical, but does not require a lot of physical strength. Compared to the pay of most part-time jobs with similar responsiblities and job functions, this one pays well. The biggest reason for this is probably due to the schedule which is typically between 11 pm and 6 am. All that is require to do this job is to be able to work in early morning hours and to have some basic organizational skills, people skills and some limited computer skills.

    Cons

    Newspapers everywhere are struggling and a h belo is no exception. The opportunity for advancement is somewhat limited, but what can you expect from a Newspaper. The company had a voluntary severance plan that reduced the full-time employees by about 500. So it is easy to understand why moving up is somewhat limited. It is sometimes difficult to maintain a full-time job and this job. It is not easy to get up in the middle of the night to go to work, especially after having worked a full eight hours somewhere else. One should take this job with the expectation that this will be decent part-time job with decent pay, not with the expectation that you will be promoted into management.

    Advice to Management

    The DC's are somewhat understaffed with all the changes that have taken place. If you have more layoffs be careful about cutting back staff in the DC's. The staff is already probably not enough to handle the workload.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a good place to work. Bad management direction making a bad situation worse"

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    Former Employee - Ad Builder in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Ad Builder in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fair in pay. Much diversity in the workplace.

    Cons

    Top management heavy. Politics plays a roll in deciding layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on journalism. Quit Kowtowing to advertisers


  10. "AH Belo Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Large company, if that's your thing.

    Cons

    Outdated usage of web technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Employ designers and developers to lead designers and developers.


  11. "Like the next generation of The Dallas Morning News, my time here is a work in progress."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best journalists in the country work at The Dallas Morning News, and they continue to produce great work despite all the Internet noise that passes for news out there.
    Senior leadership cares deeply about Dallas and surrounding communities.
    Willingness to experiment in order to engage audiences and create a sustainable business model.

    Cons

    In effort to create new models, sometimes forgets core competencies.
    "Cutback culture" is hard to overcome, especially in light of constant initiatives that don't seem to be managed or measured.
    Overall gloomy outlook for and perception of newspaper industry is a constant pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and do a better job of grooming younger staffers into leadership positions.



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