Boston Herald Reviews

Updated Dec 26, 2020

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Boston Herald President and Publisher, Boston Herald and Herald Media Pat Purcell (no image)
Pat Purcell
6 Ratings
  1. "Sales"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Boston Herald full-time

    Pros

    great family type atmosphere and fun contests

    Cons

    unfortunately healthcare is very expensive

  2. "Antiquated approach to online journalism."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Herald full-time

    Pros

    Working in Boston at once-great publication.

    Cons

    All staffing decisions made by CFO. Culture that rewards sucking up and does not acknowledge quality work.

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  3. "Where hope goes to die"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Herald full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of air in the building.

    Cons

    Run by nutjobs and weasels who are determined to make every moment of your life a misery.

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  4. "Outsourced"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Herald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not anymore. Was a great company before it was purchased by Digital First Media

    Cons

    Lost my job to outsourcing overseas.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Breaking news! Boston Herald going out of business...."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Herald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Name recognition in the marketplace. Many nice teammates.

    Cons

    Micromanaged by the old boys network. New management in past year running this paper into ground. worked at same place for years together before coming here and they ran that paper into the ground too! Parent company clueless about crazy toxic environment. Berate employees in public regularly. Clients dropping like flies. Terrible benefits and low pay.

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  6. "Not bad for a failing newspaper"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Herald part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People were nice. Some perks.

    Cons

    There was no upward mobility.

  7. "OK place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Editor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Herald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The manager was a really great guy. I didn't see him often but he checked in with me and he really cared. I enjoyed some of my co-workers a lot. I thought they were great and friendly people. For the most part, you've left alone to do whatever you need to do during your shift.

    Cons

    The work can be a bit boring. Barring a breaking news story, it's putting the same things up routinely every night. There wasn't really any time to write which I missed. I also worked a tough shift of 7pm-3am which was eventually too much for me.

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  8. "ad sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Herald full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    family like atmosphere, very laid back

    Cons

    bankruptcy sale and auction now

  9. "No Room for Advancement (Obviously)"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Herald part-time

    Pros

    Pretty location, nice coworkers, pay wasn't bad for part time

    Cons

    Manager was catty (she later retired), no opportunity for advancement

  10. "#2 is #1 for staff"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Reporter in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boston Herald for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great treatment, decent pay, nice people, pride in work

    Cons

    Cuts in staffing make it harder -- but they are doing so much better than the Globe that way!

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