McClatchy - Great camaraderie among staff, harsh directives from corporate owners | Glassdoor
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"Great camaraderie among staff, harsh directives from corporate owners"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

Pros

For size of city, downtown Charlotte is relatively livable. Affordable housing nearby, and good transportation options. (But suburbs can have nightmare traffic.) Project were enjoyable and supported. Colleagues were collegial. Good fit for a young professional.

Cons

I wasn't fired personally, but firings were frequent and seemingly arbitrary -- often coming as RIF percentages from corporate. It all contributed to an atmosphere of fear.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unorganized, short sighted company which lacks leadership and doesn't care about their clients"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Ability to be out in the community and interact with business owners.
    -Being able to own your territory and be given assigned accounts.

    Cons

    -Horrible leadership
    -Short sighted approach to business
    -Don't care about their clients budget or delivering results
    -Constant turnover
    -Fire successful employees and replace them with someone they can pay half
    -Lofty, Unattainable Goals
    -Motivate through fear
    -No room for growth
    -outsourced most work overseas at this point

    Advice to Management

    -Create an open line of communication with your employees.
    -Strive for success as a whole and not self-preservation of your own job
    -Stop driving away talent
    -Trust your employees to do their job
    -Be willing to try new things and be comfortable with change


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    "Life-draining, talent draining employer who doesnt care about work-life balance."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits and the people that are left are very hard working people. Of course you have to be to take on all the added responsibilities.

    Cons

    The company is always downsizing or taken from the employees such as increased costs of health coverage, pay cuts, furloughs, increased workload with no added benefits (except be happy you have a job). Even though you may have a vacation balance, its difficult to use it when there is no one to cover, therefore losing any vacation at the end of the year. Perhaps, if they cant get their employees their vacation time, they should at least pay them for what they lose.

    Advice to Management

    Present a case to McClatchy and show how the Eagle has done more with less compared to some of their sister newspapers. Enough said. I dont want to kick a company when they're down.

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