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"ok while it lasted."

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Former Employee - Middle Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Middle Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits, nice people. easy commute location. Owned by hearst

Cons

Still run by newspaper people

Other Employee Reviews for The San Francisco Chronicle

  1. "Good pay, but company is on a downhill slide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was able to negotiate a very good salary going in, and that helped me a lot. If you're in the union, you have very good work rules regarding weekly hours, overtime and holiday pay, etc., but if you have no seniority, you will almost certainly get screwed when it comes to weekends and vacation time over major holidays, or at least that was the case as of 2009. You'll get to work with incredible journalists with decades of experience, and most of them are nice people. The annual wine and makeup and book sales are amazing (when the newspaper sells samples it received to employees in order to raise money for charity).

    Cons

    Hardly any of us spent time together outside work. Almost no one lives in San Francisco proper. There isn't much of a "team feeling." If you're new, you're screwed when it comes to scheduling because of union seniority rules (or the way those rules are interpreted by your managers). Holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving are reserved for longtime employees and people with young families. The paper is constantly cutting staff and adding to the workload of the survivors.

    Advice to Management

    Make the distribution of holiday time off more equitable. Don't drive away young employees with harsh seniority rules. Arrange for more employee activities outside of work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrated Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Gesigner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Gesigner in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the staff are fantastic, really a great group of people.

    Cons

    Management was clueless. They were promoting the worst salespeople to sales management. They kept the old timers who were unaware of the internet. Really a gathering of fools and brown nosing morons.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.

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