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Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "very nice place to work"

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

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    lots of smart, creative people. relaxed dress code. great benefits.

    Cons

    not sure current management knows what they're doing


  2. "Business"

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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

  3. Helpful (3)

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

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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.


  4. "Senior Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great environment, smart coworkers, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Must be able to juggle a lot of projects at once and produce high-quality content quickly


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Digital impact on print revenue means shrinking profits. Staff overworked as company tries to do more with less. No general agreement or staff buy-in on vision or future of company. Internal political BS takes up time and toll on staff.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through. More transparency. Too much dead weight at top of food chain.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work at first, not long term"

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

    Pros

    Nice people. An easy mission to support. Great benefits (24 days vacation); Great entry level job, able to learn a lot.

    Cons

    There is no set onboarding process; • The fact that there is little to no promotion from within really drags down the spirits of those in “entry level” positions. When people get hired from outside for manager level roles, it feels like there is no appreciation of those in lower levels and that there is no care to develop people professionally and help them grow. It seems like The Chronicle just wants to get the most out of its employees (for as little money as possible) without showing compassion for professional development.
    • On that note, The Chronicle is way too top heavy. With so many “thinkers” the “doing” work gets put on the few specialists and coordinators that CHE has, so those people are being overworked and underpaid and are ultimately underappreciated.
    • We are also told how difficult it is to get a promotion here, but it’s questionable when people get promoted into roles without any background experience for that new role. It seems like favoritism.


  7. 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

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very humane place to work. Not perfect -- no place ever is -- but competitive salaries, great colleagues and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    Could use an infusion of fresh blood with new ideas and more vigor.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to tap the energies and talents of some of the newer staff.


  9. "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


  10. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chronicle of Higher Education full-time

    Pros

    Key media source in Higher Education

    Cons

    Closely tied to print advertising


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