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"It once was great"

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Former Employee - Editor
Former Employee - Editor
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

While Patch was owned by AOL, employees were given excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Working from home was also nice.

Cons

Zero work-life balance. There were no set hours, and the work was never done. Management was very inconsistent. Some managers gave the editors complete flexibility and autonomy, and others were micromanagers.

Other Employee Reviews for Patch

  1. "Great job before the massive layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Patch was a great place to work prior to 2013 when they had to scale back dramatically. The pay was great for a job in journalism.

    Cons

    Management was great for the most part but there are always a few bad apples. It was inconsistent from one region to another how successful the sites were but some regions had it down.


  2. "Great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Regional Editor
    Former Employee - Regional Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Patch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, inspiring mission, exciting ramp up and some really great work done by a lot of dedicated journalists.

    Cons

    It was too unwieldy to last for long, despite everyone's best efforts. Not sure why, even now.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up.

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