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BH Media Group Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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11%
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19%
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Terry Kroeger
44 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant"

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

    I worked at BH Media Group full-time

    Pros

    The employees are great, they sincerely care about the product they produce. Benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    No cost of living increases; employees are always waiting for the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Give back to your employees with raises and bonuses. Stop trying to cut expenses by laying employees off. Everyone feels stretched think and it shows in the product.

    BH Media Group2018-03-12

    BH Media Group Response

    March 13, 2018Communications Manager

    Our business is changing rapidly. These changes can be attributed in part to a disruption in advertising but also a change in consumer habits. The way we deliver news and marketing solutions is shifting and this has a significant impact on our business. These are tough decisions, ...

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  2. "Compliance Associate"

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

    I have been working at BH Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, convenient cafe and new gym in the corporate headquarters building

    Cons

    I am unable to disclose this information due to a binding contract.

    BH Media Group2018-03-06

    BH Media Group Response

    March 13, 2018Communications Manager

    We appreciate feedback and it’s our goal to continue building a workforce that can meet the challenges ahead of our company and our industry. We are always looking for ways to improve our company, culture and processes. If you have specific concerns, we encourage you to speak with ...

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  3. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible work environment with no future"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BH Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule: I enjoyed working the afternoon shift and having weekdays off. I could take care of business (doctor's appointments, attend graduate school, interview for other jobs) while not having to take off personal time. Fewer work distractions: Most of my work week was on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which meant fewer people in the office to interrupt my work with chatter and other organizational drama.

    Cons

    No future: The company (and to a large degree, the newspaper publishing industry) is on its deathbed because of incompetent management and lack of vision. Instead of looking at the internet as a mass communications medium, old-school newspaper leaders looked at it as a novelty. Now the industry is far behind and has let other platforms emerge as news sources with large audiences and revenue. Moreover, many of the old-school...

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    Advice to Management

    It seems evident that the old leaders are milking the company dry of profits before they retire, so they are shortsighted. Moreover, they still want the industry to be a good ol' boys and good ol' gals club, even though infused diversity could save the industry. They also have micromanaging issues.

    BH Media Group2018-01-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "No Compassion"

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

      I have been working at BH Media Group

      Pros

      Some of the employees are great

      Cons

      Upper Managment does not care about employees. Fired my supervisor for no reason.

      BH Media Group2018-02-02
    • "Good overall"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at BH Media Group full-time

        Pros

        Great work environment. You get out what you put in.

        Cons

        Vacation caps at 4 weeks after 10 years.

        BH Media Group2018-01-21
      • "Sales"

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        Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at BH Media Group full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        A few people I will miss.

        Cons

        I got laid off because of a downsize in the industry. I was only there for 9 months and received little to no training outside of their “GREAT” training. Was told that I had equal opportunity as others, but I often felt that I did not receive fair and adequate opportunity for me to have enough of a chance to stay. The position they set me up for was what led to failure. They gave me a client list to target where I had...

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        Advice to Management

        I am one of the few to stand up to Terry Kroeger and say to his face that the newspaper industry is dying. Terrible and prideful CEO who makes changes like someone playing stocks when they are most volatile.

        BH Media Group2018-02-21

        BH Media Group Response

        February 22, 2018Communications Manager

        Change is never easy, especially the kinds of disrupting changes that our industry has seen over the last few years. A big part of this shift is due to changing consumer habits. Many regional and national retail stores are pulling back on marketing and we must deal with the impact ...

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      • "Production Manager"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at BH Media Group full-time

          Pros

          Good benefits, vacation; The property I worked for allowed for work/life balance

          Cons

          Limited pay raises; too much management turnover

          BH Media Group2018-01-15
        • "Outside Sales Rep"

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          Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Marion, NC
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at BH Media Group full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Great environment to work in as far as employees. Great training programs. Good benefits. Opportunity to move up the ladder. Regular goal checks to make sure everything was going according to the forcasted numbers.

          Cons

          I was in one of the smallest BH Media markets and it was very hard to pitch digital marketing programs to small buissness owners. Some customers had been mistreated by past employees so repeat buisness was not good.

          Advice to Management

          Lower the price of the product in print. If digital is the marketing future then make the value of digital rise in order to out weigh the urge to purchase print advertising.

          BH Media Group2017-12-18
        • "Doesn't appreciate talent"

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          Former Employee - Reporter 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at BH Media Group full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Your co-workers are amazing. The company picks talented people. They just don't pay them what they're worth.

          Cons

          Terrible pay and little company pro-life balance.

          Advice to Management

          You're good at teaching and finding talent, but you're not invested in keeping it. You've become more an internship who prepares good workers for your competition who pay more.

          BH Media Group2017-11-11
        • "Good company, but with growing pains"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at BH Media Group full-time

          Pros

          Good, solid company. Many quality employees.

          Cons

          Average pay for the job, but many decisions at the c-level created problems and were not well thought out

          Advice to Management

          Listen to the properties.

          BH Media Group2017-10-23
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