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"Talented passionate people work here, but it is difficult for new people to acclimate"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people that work at the times are very passionate about serving the public and bringing issues to light that the public should be aware of.

Cons

They don't promote information/education sharing among co-workers to grow the teams collective knowledge base. It is also difficult for new people to become part of the work community since most people have worked here for many years.

Advice to Management

It is time to embrace new ideas and merge them with the traditional approach you've taken. If we don't change we will become extinct.

Other Employee Reviews for Seattle Times

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love the institution-workplace could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Important community resource-4th estate
    award winning newsroom
    three weeks vacation after two years employment
    convenient location
    non public company-should yield benefits of not managing for short term results
    401k match coming back
    domestic partner benefits

    Cons

    non public company-so financials, long term (more than 1 year) strategy have been pretty opaque
    morale is (still) not great-save your own skin first
    management could recognize and thank people more often-it doesn't always mean spending money to do so
    benefits erosion continues
    lots of silos prevent sharing of information to groups and departments
    some astonishing behaviors are tolerated from long time employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to internal people with good ideas about the future of journalism, not just a specific platform
    Support sales force-it is a tough environment for advertising during the recession, set goals with an eye towards external market conditions


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The slow leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Work for the opinion leader in the Seattle area
    * Feel pride in your work
    * Forge a solid live/work balance

    Cons

    * Very slow to make changes
    * Top-heavy management
    * Under pressure from the downturn in newspapers across the country

    Advice to Management

    * Reduce administrative/management overhead by half
    * Build an ambitious new building at the corner of Denny and Fairview, financed by selling all other real estate properties.
    * Forge an extensive sales partnership with KING 5.

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