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"Non-Profit Organization - poor choice for any employee with financial or career goals."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The company has decent health benefit plans, due to the union presence.

Cons

The company:
* Has not made money in many years.
* Has reduced its work force significantly, over the past 5 years, with High Turnover in Sales, IT.
* Has not provided pay raises to many of its internal groups in more than 5 years.
* Pays below many other organizations in the downtown area.
* Offers no employee development programs, performance management programs, and very little training.
* Has mandatory unpaid furloughs when business is worse than usual - the employees pay the price for poor management decisions.
* Is uncomfortable with flexible working arrangements.
* Is primarily union-employed.
* Seems to have no direction or strategy to adapt and survive.
* Offers only $1000 tuition reimbursement with lots of strings attached.
* Has a great deal of internal struggling, turmoil, political turf wars - fairly stressful & hostile environment.
* Has few truly talented professionals on staff - most of the leaders 'grew up' in the organization, have limited other education and no other experience, and are unaware of best or modern practices.
* Offers no incentives for success and no punishment for failure - with no financial rewards, people pretty much just show up every day and do whatever. They have stopped trying to better themselves or the organization.
* Poor employee communications programs - no one ever really knows what is happening with the business.
* No bonuses are paid - the company does not make money.

Advice to Management

Fire many of the leaders of your organization and hire business professionals from for-profit companies who know how to make money.

Adapt or die. You are on life support. Take action now.

Other Employee Reviews for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette full-time

    Pros

    We still exist, so that's good.

    Cons

    endangered industry and budget cuts always a threat


  2. "Glad to have had the experience, but no longer a good place for young professionals to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Despite print media's decreasing share of the market, the Post-Gazette is still a major media powerhouse in Western PA. The content they put out is high quality and they have some of the best advertising products available, especially in digital. No one in the area has their audience size. You get a company phone, laptop, reimbursement for expenses, and a decent healthcare plan as well. Plenty of opportunities to go to Pirates/Steelers/Penguins games if you ask. Top sales performers are recognized every month and lots of gift card prizes are always available.

    Cons

    A lot of major changes over the past year. Too many projects to juggle at once mixed with multiple changes in management. Many are constantly overwhelmed and the amount of coordination it takes with other departments makes getting anything done efficiently impossible. Turnover is very high and the trend does not show any indication of slowing down. No incentive for younger professionals to stay long term.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the micromanaging and paperwork and help your salespeople close


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