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Dolan Media Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. "Great people and fun location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time

    Pros

    The team I worked with were great as was my manager. The office was in a prime location and very clean.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't very comparable for commuting into the city! Not much room for advancement within the company.

    Advice to Management

    my direct manager was awesome and flexible


  2. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time

    Pros

    I worked with lots of great people at Dolan Media.

    Cons

    Certain members of management lacked vision.

  3. "OK company to work for"

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

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time

    Pros

    Good advancement opportunities if you are a hard-worker and show talent

    Cons

    Can't compete with the pay of larger media companies

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company location in downtown Boston.

    Cons

    Company made decision to outsource Customer Service department., resulting in layoffs.


  5. "Circling the drain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do different kinds of work.

    Cons

    Company going through very difficult times; filed for bankruptcy later and upper management unwilling to take needed steps to get through.


  6. "Great Place for Journalism"

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

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The small Dolan-owned newspaper I worked was a great place to refine one's skills as a specialized journalist amid daily deadline pressures. Plus, my bosses and co-workers were a great group of human beings. I would especially recommend a career at Dolan to younger reporters looking to master business, political, or legal journalism.

    Cons

    It turns out the company was slouching toward Chapter 13 bankruptcy at the time. But it survived and now has new ownership. Pay was not competitive for a reporter with my experience, and yet that is a common problem in journalism.

    Advice to Management

    Experiment--a lot--on new ways to make money off journalism (marketing leads off online gated content, specialized subscription content, events, etc.), but don't sacrifice journalistic integrity in the process. You have something special here, so don't ruin it over the longterm.


  7. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Small staff - you know who to go to when something needs fixing. Long term staff are good. Individual managers are good people and caring.

    Cons

    Zero interest in fixing the many problems that exist. HR is difficult to deal with. Changes throughout the company led to huge turnover. Lost talented people. No raises, ever.

    Advice to Management

    Understand we helped build what exists. We know our jobs. Let us do them and leave us alone.

  8. "Advertising"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Most of the publications are of very high quality.

    Cons

    A little thin on consolidated support functions


  9. "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dolan Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are all wonderful to work with. The product is spectacular.

    Cons

    Recent downsizing and no real indication of business continuity or five year plan make it difficult to foresee a future at this company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Confused, chaotic place to work. Editors changed their minds. literally, on a daily basis about what they wanted."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting business sector to cover. The company is committed to good journalism, but frequently changes it's mind in how to get there.

    Cons

    Tough business right now. Dolan filed for bankruptcy reorganization in February 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want, develop and plan and stick to it.


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