Capital Newspapers - The ship is heading for the rocks | Glassdoor
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"The ship is heading for the rocks"

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Former Employee - Ad Sales in Madison, WI
Former Employee - Ad Sales in Madison, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great co-workers. Satisfying to see your work in the paper the next day. Discount newspaper subscription. Good benefits but expensive.

Cons

The industry is hemorrhaging and the current management has no idea what to do about it. Sales management leans pretty hard on the staff to sell worthless products invented just to increase revenue.

Advice to Management

Quit and allow someone to take over who knows what they are doing. At least try to undo the harm created by years of high-handed treatment of customers because you were the only game in town.

Other Employee Reviews for Capital Newspapers

  1. "It is chaotic and confusing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Newspapers are a dying industry, yet are so important to the community. It feels good to help keep age-old industry afloat.
    -Great work-life balance.
    -For the most part, fellow employees are polite and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    -The pay is very difficult to live on.
    -The environment is high pressure and the communication among the different departments is deplorable.
    -The technology used is way behind the times and makes every task take longer than it should.
    -There are few opportunities for advancement or even a raise.
    -There are very few windows in the building, no cafeteria and no coffee machine (isn't coffee supposed to be standard at a newspaper?!).
    -The company is not doing very well, so there is little money to compensate their employees.


  2. "REGIONAL SALES MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Capital Newspapers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly rated and professional employer with a good newspaper sales and circulation volumes, the second biggest print media in country, with an network coverage of the country and the beyond boarders.

    Cons

    You should be ready to work 24 hours a day and seven days a week including public holidays, you will be dealing with informal partners and vendors on a day to day basis most of them are not credit worthy.

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