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"Another struggling Media Company"

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Current Employee - Advertising
Current Employee - Advertising
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Digital First Media full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Company trying very hard to stay on cutting edge of transition from print to digital but it has been a very slow process. I don't think the business model is quite on target with what the general public is wanting in the digital world as far as content and where the advertisers can capitalize their advertising dollars. The web sites are boring and uninviting and hard to navigate.

Cons

Low pay, no raises for years , no matching funds on 401K. I have been in media over 27 years and if I had been smart should have bailed this industry 17 years ago. I have seen 3 bankruptcies , one IPO only to get d-listed from NYSE several years later. The stock options that were rewarded each year as opposed to pay increases became worthless pieces of paper. Too much uncertainty about the next few years.

Advice to Management

Invest in you employees with training and equipment - they are your biggest asset. Company is top heavy in management. Need more integration among the business units from content, circulation and advertising so all are on the same page and working toward a cohesive product for the digital age to keep are customer base engaged..

Other Employee Reviews for Digital First Media

  1. "Great Products, Uncertain Future"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digital First Media full-time

    Pros

    Strong product set to offer SMBs,, good fulfillment. Company always looking to improve client offerings.

    Cons

    Very uncertain future, rumors of sell off of various properties. Poor internal reporting systems to measure performance, way behind other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Too much expense cutting, hurting ability of organization to be client focused.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "So much potential, but it will be wasted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    DFM is a place of ideas and very talented employees at all levels. Every newsroom has people who are pushing to evolve quickly. Lots of great initiatives for getting newsroom employees excited about digital change, learning opportunities and experimentation at the national and cluster level.

    Cons

    Senior management has proven they aren't actually committed to evolving their properties to be "digital first", as they've scaled back every good idea they've put into the field to cut costs.Technology is also a huge problem, too much attachment to old systems, bad CMSes and not enough investment in IT, development or product staffing to keep up with ideas,

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow through on the talk and invest in digital skill-building at the national and local level.

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