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"The people who work here care"

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Current Employee - Reporter in Longview, WA
Current Employee - Reporter in Longview, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Strong community ties, loyal readership, commitment to accuracy, wins awards every year, and the staff cares about their work and each other. Good health benefits & 401K.

Cons

Not everyone who leaves is replaced, and those who are replaced aren't replaced very quickly. No raises in years.

Advice to Management

Raises would lift morale and make it easier to hire quality staff that will stay longer. Hire an assistant city editor.

Other Employee Reviews for Lee Enterprises

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, great customer service, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longview, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longview, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Comparable pay for entry level employees, friendly staff, active in the community.

    Cons

    No raises for years - pay freeze. Working late when sales staff missed deadlines and production staff had to stay after-hours to get everything done. Sales Staff got commission (aka a reward for missing a deadline) production team (graphics, prepress, printing staff, circulation, carriers) got longer hours with no reward. No overtime. No employee incentive program, little to no training program for new employees, slow on equipment upgrades. High turnover rate, especially in circulation, sales staff and carriers.

    Advice to Management

    Employee incentives for all staff, not just sales team. Manager training.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Destined for destitution"

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    Former Employee - Does IT Matter? All the Jobs There Suck in Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Does IT Matter? All the Jobs There Suck in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    What can I say? I spent three years at the Decatur newspaper working with retail sales, the newsroom, the photographers, marketing, and classified ad department. I guess some of the people were okay. You know - the grunts who actually did the work?

    Cons

    Management, management, management,...all utterly worthless. Pointing out actual "cons" is an exercise in simply multiplying every employment factor by zero - a simple waste of time to even quantify all the poor aspects of this place of employment. The list of how to improve things with a wrecking ball would be shorter...and more effective.

    Advice to Management

    Quit now while you're behind (way behind).

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