The London Evening Standard - Job getting bigger, staff getting smaller | Glassdoor
  1. "Job getting bigger, staff getting smaller"

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    Current Employee - Writer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The London Evening Standard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The newspaper is a strong brand, has a good reputation and has more than 2million readers, meaning that stories are well read.

    Cons

    As with many newspaper groups, we have had cuts, after cuts, after cuts. As a result departments have been cut to the bone even though the work has increased as we now have to furnish copy for the website on top of the paper. This has led to longer hours and dissatisfied staff. Some departments have been merged with those from the Independent, which has added to reporters' workloads as the two papers run on... different deadlines.

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    Advice to Management

    Be realistic with your demands. We are reaching breaking point in terms of the cuts.

    The London Evening Standard2014-05-23

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  1. "GO SOMEWHERE ELSE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The London Evening Standard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -it's a job -some people are ok

    Cons

    - low pay -bad communication between managers and when I say bad, I mean no communication -no room for growth or respect for the workers -the only things these people care about are appearances and status, I have never met more fake people in my life - you can't trust your coworkers -when I took the job I was told the vertical was going to be substantial and interesting but it is just an SEO site that a bot... could write DONT WORK HERE

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    Advice to Management

    If you're going to open a NY office maybe invest in webcams/zoom so you can actually communicate with them

    The London Evening Standard2019-08-17
  2. "Poorly run business"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The London Evening Standard part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice staff and a good atmosphere

    Cons

    Directionless management who consistently fail to respond to changing media landscape

    The London Evening Standard2019-08-02

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