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Gwinnett Daily Post Reviews

Updated September 25, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Rough Situation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time

    Pros

    variable schedule is standard in the profession. nice staffers throughout the company, health plan and benefits is competitive, okay place to end a career.

    Cons

    management doesn't admit company issues, understaffed in the newsroom, advertising is down (normal for most newspapers), very little support from manager, low pay.


  2. "Just don't do it. I made the mistake of working there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to get lots of bylines
    Safe and spacious free parking lot
    Building is nice for a newspaper company
    Flexible schedule for the most part

    Cons

    This paper is considered the Golden Child of its sister papers which is sad. Besides being like other papers (understaffed, insulting salaries) the editor takes story ideas from competing papers and doesn't even read the staff's stories (nor does the copy desk). It's all about filling the paper. He expects a lot from a few people. The reporters are friendly but robotic. There's a weird vibe in the newsroom.

    Advice to Management

    1. Stop taking yourselves so seriously. You're higher ups and executives at a drowning news outlet.
    2. Pay the staff enough to live in the county they work in.
    3. If you don't do anything else stop being untrustworthy, catty and rude. And would it kill you to speak or smile when you walk by an employee?


  3. "Employment Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some nice people while working there

    Cons

    Compensation didn't match workload. Changing commission plans made you sell more to break even with previous years pay. Not diverse AT ALL. Cliques made it hard for new employees to get "good accounts". More responsibility came, less pay as well.

    Advice to Management

    Value and pay your good performing employees, or else you will continue to lose employees to the companies whose employment ads they are selling.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run the other way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice building, parking lot, and location.

    Cons

    Incompetence from the top down.. nepotism ran rampant.. loyalty to working non-management non-existent.. "you know what flows downhill" atmosphere. Apparently no training for managers on how to properly manage and motivate employees. Extreme lack of honesty and integrity, at times a dog eat dog atmosphere with trust out the window.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't read it or listen to advice anyway so why offer?


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to save the patient by dismembering the body."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a water cooler in the break room.

    Cons

    That sucking sound is the morale of the employees escaping out of every exit. You'll want to steer clear of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Look up the word "Nepotism" in the dictionary ... see if there's an epic conflict of interest.


  7. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time

    Pros

    regular pay and easy hours of work

    Cons

    poor management not willing to admit company issues


  8. "Complete waste of my talent, experience and time!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are good people. Enjoyed bonding with clients.

    Cons

    No 401K match! No Pension plan!

    Does not believe in performance or cost of living raises!

    No recognition of sales achievement such as sales person of quarter, year, etc for the Retail division.

    Pay is extremely below industry average.

    Promote from the outside rather than within.

    Out of touch with reality as it relates to the newspaper industry.

    Pay, mileage reimbursement and cell phone expense reimburse is extremely below industry average. Probably has a lot to do with the high turnover in sales staff...close to 120 sales reps have come and gone.

    Advice to Management

    How can you possibly make a statement that you want the Gwinnett Daily Post to be the last stop for people so they can retire from there when you don't offer any incentive to stay!

    Wake up and realize that your newspaper is not the end all, be all for businesses to promote, there are a lot more appealing advertising options out here that will deliver results.


  9. "Honest, Informative, and Fair"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Advertising Assistant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant/Advertising Assistant in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management with an eye for talent that provides positive feedback.

    Cons

    Have more ways to get new advertisers interested in coming on-board

    Advice to Management

    It would be a positive thing to fund college or trade school coarse to improve employee skill.


  10. "Not a place to call "home""

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gwinnett Daily Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It puts food on the table

    Cons

    Miserable corporate culture does not address any contributions except sales. Company is "top heavy" and overall wages are sub-standard. Graphic designers are not compensated well and are considered an "expense" rather than a profit center (graphic services of every kind are not charged to the customer ... so come get your free logos everyone!) There is frustration and discontent at every level and in every department.


  11. "It's good if you like being poor"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to get your name noticed. There is room to move up, if you know how to schmooze and suck up. There's a sense of cameraderie in the newsroom, but mostly because everyone is overworked and underpaid.

    Cons

    Reporters are woefully underpaid. Even by industry standards, reporters make very little money. The hours are long and the job can get stressful and intense. Salaries should reflect this. There were cliques here, and some of those cliques were encouraged by management. Your work should get recognized because of your efforts, not the fact that you're buddies with a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cliques, pay your reporters a living wage, and realize that your reporters do have a life outside of work.



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