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"I love my job in media sales!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Every day is different and I get to work with lots of fun and interesting people and businesses. Lot's of freedom, as long as I am doing my job, sales managers leave me alone- yet they are available if I need assistance with a problem or a client. Lots of great products to offer customers- products work well and are easy to get passionate about. The new director of retail advertising is great- knows what she is doing and is very motivating and fair. overall pay is good- base salary is a little low ($30's) but commissions are good and I have had some very good months- no cap on commissions. 1st few years made in the $60's now make $85,000 plus.

Cons

Parts of our business are in decline (newspaper) and while we do have a lot of other options to offer our advertisers- You hear it every day "nobody reads the newspaper"... which is far from true- but it's he number one objection. company needs to move more quickly to repackage products to changing times. Training needs to be more focused on actual field experiences- not just reviewing products and who is the best audience for them.

Advice to Management

Get out and meet with customers more. Simplify, simplify, simplify/combine (order process/ communication/marketing). We have so much- it gets overwhelming to sales people and customers. Do some reputation mgmt and promote our brand- geez, we sell that service to our customers- the reviews on this site are obviously people we let go . It is not perfect- but I am happy and would recommend to my friends to work here.

Other Employee Reviews for Baltimore Sun Media Group

  1. "Are you up for a challenge?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to take on new responsibilities and gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, somewhat high stressed environment with top down management

    Advice to Management

    Allow creativity and ideas from deeper within the organization.


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    "Media company with no direction"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baltimore Sun Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few good people there....but not for long!

    Cons

    Management disconnected with vertical. Goals are unattainable. Parking will cost you $80 per month. Union dues. Very low morale. Sales people are in the office most of the time. Company is in bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that know the verticals. Get out in the field and learn about the challenges in front of the sales team.

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