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"Inexperienced Managers and Micromanagers"

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Current Employee - Marketing in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - Marketing in Oklahoma City, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great history, strong financial backing, tons of smart and talented people, good benefits

Cons

Lot of politics, very conservative and stuffy, clueless management (in certain departments, not all)

Advice to Management

Don't just say you are listening and want our opinion, actually listen to it and act on it. Get some younger, somewhat experienced managers in certain places that are not going to be afraid to go against the grain and allow them to do so.

Other Employee Reviews for OPUBCO Communications Group

  1. "Heading for a forced change in structure"

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    Current Employee - Advertising in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Advertising in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people there. The core structure of their news gathering and reporting will always remain because they have some of the best reporters in town.

    Cons

    Management is clearly heading down the wrong path, at least from a company survival standpoint. Much like the Warren Buffet purchases of newspaper properties, the business plan seems to be to make money on the print side of the business while you can without preparing for the eventual decline of print circulation. When the circulation numbers drop low enough and the advertisers will no longer pay the higher advertising rates, there will be a massive restructuring if not a complete sell off of the print assets.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to tell your people the truth, but then again, that wouldn't fit into your business plans, would it?


  2. "Working at OPUBCO is challenging but each day is different and the people are great and good to work with."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time

    Pros

    The company has a new owner and he's really a believer in the importance of having news organizations cover the local news. OPUBCO is moving downtown to a cool new office building. Telling people you work at the paper is alwasys interesting they always say they read it and tell you about someone they know that works there or used to work there, or that they used to be a paper boy.

    Cons

    Some press people were let go last week but they said it was more of a reaction to technology replacing people than just cutting expenses. So many people say they read the paper but many more say they read it online so they're trying to get people to do both.

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