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"Dated budget / priority parameters"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Journal Communications full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Interesting and diverse subject matter, local focus. If you're a local working here it gives you a strong sense of hometown pride.

Cons

Dying print newspaper business model, focus on new media needed. The interactive branch has been identified as the future of the company, but those in charge of staffing hire on the cheap instead of finding qualified individuals with appropriate skill sets. This affects all products and projects negatively in the end.

Advice to Management

Clean house, start over with your digital design and development teams or start outsourcing to dedicated interactive firms.

Other Employee Reviews for Journal Communications

  1. "It's like hosting Thanksgiving dinner. It seems like a good idea, a lot of thankless work and a relief when it's over."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's like a big family where everyone genuinely likes each other.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in a dying industry.

    Advice to Management

    Giving the CEO a 14% raise two months after telling everyone that the economy limits raises to 3% eroded trust in leadership. Don't get me wrong, receiving raises in a down economy was nice and the limit of 3% was justifiable and went over well. It was the self serving move by the leadership that irked everyone. That really sums up the overall experience with the company - all of the employees were team players and really supported each other. The leadership, on the other hand, always seemed at odds with the employees.


  2. "Management Leading the Demise of Reputable Legacy Media"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are really dedicated to what they do and to the communities they serve. We have excellent relationships with our customers and a high trust factor with our customers.

    Cons

    Overall lack of leadership and direction. No one in the business seems to know how to get us to the next level or has the confidence to do anything but follow others in the industry. Legacy media suffers from a lack of new blood at the top which keeps us from being willing to try new things and shed things that don't work any more.


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