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"Every employee I know here is miserable"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The junior employees help each other out as much as possible because we all understand the near impossibility it is to complete our work with the technology we have by the deadlines set.

Cons

We have regular tech problems to the point that we have to take the possibility of of a system meltdown as a known variable to the day's workflow. There is next to no communication from management to the junior workers. Orders from management tend to conflict with their previous orders, creating no-win situations. The emphasis on finally undertaking the multimedia end of journalism has been without adding new employees, so that the already underpaid staff is now undertaking even more responsibilities.

Advice to Management

Improve communication within the newsroom so that the different sections are doing the same things. Make an effort to explain changes so that the employees better understand why the changes are necessary, thus improving morale.

Other Employee Reviews for Journal Register

  1. "Company Will Not Invest in People or Infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - One of very few opportunities still left in print journalism
    - Seems to be interested in (finally) becoming a true multimedia company
    - High turnover provides an opportunity to get experience

    Cons

    - Poor pay and benefits
    - Years of mismanagement has destroyed all employee morale
    - Disgraceful internal communication
    - Literally years behind in terms of IT and industry trends
    - Despite new corporate leadership and one bankruptcy, still a company that refuses to make any significant investment in people or product

    Advice to Management

    Understand that after emerging from bankruptcy purse strings are tight, but continuing to practice the cheapskate journalism perfected by Robert Jelenic (which resulted in bankruptcy) and calling it "The Ben Franklin Project" is not the way to re-build a company.


  2. "Comparable to one of Stalin's gulags as a place to work. One would not think this behavior goes on in America."

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Publisher in Norristown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better than standing on a street corner with a cup, hoping for charity.

    Cons

    The list is long. Churn and burn employees. Some papers have 76% turnover per year. This is NOT a place for anyone to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect, and your vendors, pay them, and maybe you would do better.

    Also, they are too stupid to realize that once you lose circulation, it is hard to get it back. They make very bad business decisions at the top and blame the lower levels of management for their incompetence.

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