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A. H. Belo Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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A. H. Belo Chairman, President, and CEO Robert W. Decherd
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  1. "175 years in publishing Newspapers and in recent years Technology is killing the business"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Shift Lead in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Shift Lead in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A. H. Belo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful hardworking folks in all areas of the business
    Integrity and loyalty to the employees
    Proud intelligent and diverse environment

    Cons

    The Newspaper business is dying a slow but painful death
    After working there for 10 years in two departments. My job was outsourced and laid off
    10 years later I applied and rehired for a year, then laid off again due to workforce reduction

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees concerns and follow through with effective solutions and action to resolve them


  2. "Former A.H. Belo employee"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A. H. Belo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wage is usually above average. Salaried employees tend to work 30-35 hours.

    Cons

    They have changed a lot in the last couple of years. Recently, they let go of 25 designers to save money by going to a hub to produce work.

    Advice to Management

    Treasure employees. They have the local skills and knowledge that are irreplaceable that can not be found at any hub.

  3. "Overview"

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    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.


  4. "tech"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at A. H. Belo (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-workers. good location, ability to meet people

    Cons

    minimal diversity, minimal pay increases, minimal opportunities


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission driven. High minded, high integrity workforce.

    Cons

    Industry revenues, audience, product and business development is challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are mission driven. Emphasize that to promote a hopeful environment.


  6. "Many pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Digital in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Digital in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Well-established company with many connections, they are growing their product portfolio and diversifying revenue.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments and products, constant rounds of layoffs, lack of stability with the newspaper revenue. Everything that is done is done to keep the paper alive, and that's a negative because several important divisions get forgotten.

    Advice to Management

    Communication. There needs to be a more consistent message across management. One second we were told everything is great and on the rise, next thing people are getting laid off and other positions are opening. It's confusing.


  7. "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.

  8. "Belo"

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    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.


  9. "Good People Out of $$$"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Professional in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology Professional in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place and people to work for. Learned a lot about Enterprise IT.

    Cons

    No money Print media is going down and every day it was another cut back or financial hurdle. I did like working for them and wish I had worked for them when they were rolling years ago.


  10. "Interesting environment where I learned a lot."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I felt accepted by upper management.

    Cons

    Lack of personality within my team


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