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Baltimore Sun Media Group Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to work, good benefits and great support team (in 3 reviews)

  • Good people producing a good product (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes there was a lack of resources (in 2 reviews)

  • The newspaper business is dying and unfortunately they are laying off people right and left (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Digital/Pre-press Specialist"

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

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Clean and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Number of employees vs. work load.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people producing a good product

    Cons

    The newspaper business is tough

  3. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks, Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Territories overlap, meaning you bump into other salespeople selling multiple products a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Try to redefine territories to help sales people achieve goals, and provide more training


  4. "Packing it was a very good job"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Part Time Package Handler in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Receiving I loved it and the pay rate was good

    Cons

    To much dust it was great though fun times

    Advice to Management

    Great job

    Baltimore Sun Media Group Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your investing your time into our organization. Our success is dependent on our employees.


  5. "Hard work pays off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great management
    Great coworkers
    Great job flexibility

    Cons

    You're working for a dying industry

    Baltimore Sun Media Group Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback and the hard work you’ve put into our transformation.


  6. "Great Editors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    I can't speak for higher management, but there was great leadership shown by the editors. I felt like the people who worked there really wanted to see writers grow and succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lack of resources.

    Baltimore Sun Media Group Response

    Sep 21, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thanks for the feedback. We value our employees and their continued professional growth.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time

    Pros

    The Baltimore Sun name is nice.

    Cons

    Lack of corporate leadership, cheap.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising sales"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great content/readership . Great strides in web, mobile, social, email and even print to grow audience YOY.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectation for print with transition to digital. Pressure cooker. Politics at VP/senior ad director level disrupted culture.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in leaders that get it and can positively affect the sales teams - appreciate sales reps!


  9. "Good place, bad environment."

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    Former Employee - Manager Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits and great support team.

    Cons

    Little job security and little communcation between management, locally and nationally.

    Advice to Management

    Talk,


  10. "Media Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Media Sales Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Media Sales Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to be part of a 100 year old company.

    Cons

    Very little support for sales reps, no CRM, no territories. Low pay


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