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Updated October 18, 2017
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John M. Zidich
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Pros
  • Great people, always learning new things and loved my job (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits like PTO and might get holidays off (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Our sales goals were a combination of the two areas, which led to a conflict of interest in selling (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management is firmly entrenched with new blood and ideas marginalized (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Changing industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Industry is changing, hard to keep up


  2. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    Great people, always learning new things and loved my job.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs giving more work to already overloaded employees.

  3. "Like every place there was good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Advertising in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Advertising in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Republic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Downtown location, people are friendly, good paid time off benefits, if you have a good manager then it can be a good environment.

    Cons

    Layoffs, furloughs, bad managers, very "corporate".

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to balance revenue and expenses so you can stop laying off people.


  4. "Thank you"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Arizona Republic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, nice place to work.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and pay structure

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Journeyman Mailer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    Multiple skills learned. Overtime shifts available,

    Cons

    Pay has decreased over the last 10 years. Long, forced hours on employees. Employees are just a number.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    I was always treated very well and motivated by my boss

    Cons

    Newspaper is a bit of a dying industry so sometimes sales goals were a little tough


  7. "So glad I'm here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Republic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love being part of the area's largest media company, with the reach, quality audiences, amazing tools, analytics, training and relationships. The digital solutions are really sophisticated and the digital specialists are great. I love working with client strategists, who are wonderful partners in helping our customers grow.

    Cons

    It's challenging to fight the perceptions. People don't always understand we're a top digital solution provider, but once we're able to show capabilities, it's all good. I like a challenge anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Help continue to craft the narrative of the power of what we do. Continued understanding of career paths is helpful.

  8. "Auto Sales"

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    Former Employee - Automotive Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Automotive Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Republic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No more Pros since 2014.

    Cons

    Ever since the Clinton endorsement by Mi-ai Parrish the news papers results have dropped to almost nothing. Also the company hides it's recent circulation numbers from employees and customers for obvious negative reasons. Mi-ai has put the nail in the coffin of product that maybe had a couple more years left of generating a decent profit margin.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to corporate: Why are you letting a single publisher with no business background make substantial revenue impacting decisions? Hire more business oriented individuals that could come together as a successful revenue driving force for this publication/territory of Gannett.


  9. "Senior District Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Night hours, employee concerns not a top priority

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your best employees or you will fail.


  10. "A sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Department in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Advertising Department in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Republic full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers that truly know the meaning of the words "team work"; nice office in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

    Cons

    Extremely low employee morale as rifs (reductions in workforce) happen often; poor healthcare benefits that are too costly for what they provide - employee pays 100% out of pocket for doctor visits and prescriptions until high deductible is met. Raises have been nonexistent for the past several years.

    Advice to Management

    This section gave me a chuckle as Management does not take any advice! All decisions come from corporate office on other side of the country. Local management does not have the backbone to challenge the many poor decisions made by corporate.


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