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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Journal Register

  1. "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.


  2. "Just Right Company (not)"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pontiac, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pontiac, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was close to my house and my co-workers were wonderful people. The pay was not great, but it was ok.

    Cons

    A bunch of clucking hens running the place. It was so cliquish and completely disorganized. The woman who hired me was fired by the time I came on board and the self-satisfied loser who took over didn't like me from the minute I walked in because the person she'd just fired had hired me. It pretty much went downhill from there. Constant spying on employees by tattletale suck-ups. If you were liked, you were left alone. If you were not liked, it didn't matter that you were hitting your numbers and making money for the company, you were gone. Add all of that to the fact that the company had to file bankruptcy and you get a pretty ugly work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get professionals to start running the place professionally and stop cutting the news staff.

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