1. "Accountant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Freedom Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work for

    Cons

    Management has changed since I left, so not sure how good it is now

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  1. "Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freedom Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people- lots of growth and expansion into new markets

    Cons

    Changing ownnership caused some uncertainty

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  2. "Journalist"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freedom Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    From 1980-2002, a fast moving, competitive organization owned by the Hoiles family. Decent pay, good benefits, outstanding esprit de corps among staff. Really smart, fun colleagues. Lots of innovation.

    Cons

    The management was always very bureaucratic, but beginning in 2003, with the entry of private equity "partners", top executives became fixated on bottom line and pushed out editors and reporters who didn't fit their bland mold. With first bankruptcy in 2009, the company was completely under control of private equity, who started selling off assets, and paid themselves huge management fees. Any gross profits went to a small number of investors at the top. Management turnover left the company to be run by people whose only prior business experience was in greeting cards or casinos. Company went bankrupt again in 2016 and the carcass sold to notoriously tight-fisted Digital First Media, who continued with cutbacks.

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