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Bay Area News Group Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Worked with good people, learned a lot about the business (in 3 reviews)

  • I really enjoy the people I work with and also the ones I work for (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management provides no direction or recognition (in 3 reviews)

  • Low morale due to constant layoffs, paycuts, benefit cuts, and lack of team building (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Fair and balanced place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy career oportunities in the chain allow for much lateral and upward movement

    Cons

    A little female bias in hiring. Only 2 men out of 17 reps. Need to balance this out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more seasoned (read mature) reps for your dailies.


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    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Is growing and they treat their employee with lot of respect. The work life balance is amazing.Overall I would recommend BANG. Its a fun place to work.

    Cons

    BANG has some cons. Its a newspaper company and newspaper is going down, so that would be the greatest con. However they are working to fix that.


  3. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bay Area News Group is a fun and flexible place to work! I truly enjoy the people I work with and don't dread coming into work but look forward to it. Even though the Bay Area News Group is a larger organization I don't feel like I get lost in the cracks. The leadership is constantly giving it's employees the freedom grow and develop within the company. Overall, I am very proud to say I am part of the Bay Area News Group!

    Cons

    The Bay Area News Group is transforming from a print media company to a digital media company. There are some growing pains, but it's exciting to see the bigger picture of where the company is headed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging your employees to think outside the box and continue to give them the freedom to try new ideas and innovate the way we do business.


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  5. "Great company to work for when the economy gets better!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people that work here are friendly and fun! I really enjoy the people I work with and also the ones I work for.

    Cons

    Newspapers are a tough business right now because of the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Every once in a while, give us some good news. Don't dwell on the negative.


  6. "Over all good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Area News Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule , great training , really good tools to help you succees

    Cons

    very cutthroat , always changing


  7. "Under-resourced but full of good people"

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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Bay Area News Group full-time

    Pros

    On a good day, this is a top-notch organization that works to produce news of interest and value.

    Cons

    Resources are spread thin and so employees are overworked, underpaid and not always able to do the investigative work that the public needs and that's rewarding to a journalist's career.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the smaller newspapers in the chain as bureaus and not as second cousins. Work to create a more holistic and bigger vision for the entire network of newspapers.


  8. "Worked for the number one brand in the market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The service our company provided was well respected in the industry and, because of that, people who worked there had a lot of pride in what we did.

    Cons

    With all of the developments in the high tech field, the industry we worked in was a dying one.

    Bay Area News Group Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your candid feedback and review. We've seen so many changes since the glory days of the printed paper and have said goodbye to many production facilities as we've agilely navigated the ... More


  9. "Collections/customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bay Area News Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You were trained and given a buddy to work with. Pretty much self managed but needed to meet your deadlines. Friendly people!

    Cons

    We were not given a raise in the 4 years I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    I would cut back some of the top salaries and distribute to the people who opened the door - even if it was just a little.


  10. "Good for entry-level"

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Area News Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    This position provides good experience for an entry-level journalist

    Cons

    Did not receive any pay raise or bonus in 2 years


  11. "Bay Area News Group is an awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bay Area News Group full-time

    Pros

    The people and culture are amazing. I love my coworkers, and each day I get to do different types of creative work. I'm also blessed with two fantastic managers. They are supportive, don't micromanage, provide positive feedback, and always make me feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Literally the only con is the salary, which is on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. :)

    Bay Area News Group Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that we are exceeding your expectations of being an amazing place to work! We appreciate your candid response!



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