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Updated May 7, 2017
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  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - College & University Relations Manager in North Potomac, MD
    Former Employee - College & University Relations Manager in North Potomac, MD

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education (More than a year)

    Pros

    smart people, fine leadership, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not much downside that i can think of


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Cog in a deteriorating wheel"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices, interesting people, ok benefits and salary, team efforts, high quality product that holds high respect in higher education

    Cons

    Contrary to appearances, small minded old school management that misses the bigger picture, office politics that manifests as passive aggressive micro managing, go along to get along culture interested in saving face and represses any idea that's not status quo, deeply cliquey

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way, let go and embrace other perspectives, change with the industry and the times, consider that you don't actually know what you think you do


  3. "One of the last great newsrooms"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good pay, managers committed to the work-life balance of their employees. Five - count 'em five - weeks vacation.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.


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  5. "Recruitment Advertising Associate"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Advertising in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advertising in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice and hardworking people. Work culture is friendly and is led with strong work ethic.

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities to grow professionally. The staff is small, and turnover at higher positions is slim.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not so interesting work, stressful, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You do get some decent benefits - medical, sick days, and great vacation.
    Some of my coworkers were bright, wonderful hard working people and great to work with. Too bad they were not appreciated.

    Cons

    As soon as I started working at the Chronicle I thought about leaving, and it seems everyone I talked to wanted to leave. As great as the vacation time is, it seems everyone is overworked and no one can/wants to take their vacation. Things just aren't working, progress is slow, and morale is low. An employee for 20 years called it the velvet coffin - you might be dead inside, but you are comforted by the soft velvety benefits that you don't leave.

    Advice to Management

    Management is misguided, and the company values are antiquated. The organization seems broken into a million parts that barely somehow work together.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place to work for growth"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours 9-5pm
    24 Vacation Days
    Unlimited Sick Days
    Relaxed Environment

    Cons

    Totally agree with other reviewer: Old Mentality Higher Ups
    The HR department managed one person for years.
    Not the best place for someone starting out in HR.
    You need to be seasoned and even then good luck with introducing you new HR ideas or practices because "its not the Chronicle way". Well the "Chronicle way" has resulted in low morale, next to no pay raises..there is not a bright future for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of senior managers who have been with The Chronicle for years; They are stuck in their own ways and will not bring the company to the next level.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "No ownership, Low reward, but good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Lots of PTO (24 days)
    -Friendly people
    -Attempting to create good products
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -No pay raises (ok below inflation pay raises that we're supposed to be grateful for)
    -Departments don't work well together
    -Low Morale
    -People in positions they are not qualified for
    -Bad working conditions (i.e. old chairs, old computers, old cubes and pictures from 20 years ago)

    Advice to Management

    Decide on your company strategy and who can best get you there. Then, clean out the rest. Stop rewarding people for simply being at the company a long time and find people who do the job the best and are qualified for the job. Also, implement a structure that allows employees to move up and get better pay.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Recuritment Advertising in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recuritment Advertising in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    24 Vacation Days
    Unlimited Sick Days
    Relaxed Environment
    Organization Culture
    Great place to go to get experience before you find something better

    Cons

    Old Mentality Higher Ups
    Too Many Changes Not Enough Consistency
    The Associate Publisher

    Advice to Management

    Use the talent you have to bring company to the next level. Understand that the print industry is declining and you need to come up with innovative ideas to expand. Dont use your favorites for everything.


  10. "Business"

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

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation, amazing co workers and great work environment.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth. Sometimes micromanaging that can occur and the job does tend to get repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the push to training every level from Trainee to senior management


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Could be great, but management/executive leadership is lacking"

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

    I have been working at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, lots of intelligent co-workers, good office location, interesting work at times

    Cons

    There's no strategy behind decisions made. Management is clueless. Lack of empowerment or respect creates a competitive, political atmosphere for those lower level employees. There's also a lot of cutting corners, so don't always have the resources needed to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let fresh blood in, or try reading a business book or two. It would do the Chronicle good.


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