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Independent News Reviews

Updated Dec 29, 2019

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2.4
28%
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45%
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Independent News CEO Robert Pitt
Robert Pitt
10 Ratings
  1. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Independent News full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic fast paced business going through considerable digital transformation. Staff are highly skilled & lovely to work with.

    Cons

    As a result of the level of change, new structure, RACI etc. there is a level of flux. 2020 will see the new structure bed down.

    Independent News2019-12-29
  2. "Very Harsh"

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    Current Employee - Print Operative in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Independent News full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sick pay, Holidays, Xmas party

    Cons

    Not much people skills, very unsociable shifts

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    Independent News2019-05-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "There are better places to further your career"

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    Former Contractor - Journalist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent News for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with talented journalists and editors Looks good on CV Compensation is fair

    Cons

    Management manage, as oppose to lead and inspire No company vision or purpose shared or articulated to staff No company values shared or articulated to staff Lots of silos Poor communication between departments/no shared goals Lack of performance reviews Lack of career paths

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    Independent News2019-02-21
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disgusting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros here

    Cons

    That place is full of bullies at all levels and such behaviors are supported and actively practiced by the management team, which doesn't seem to get appointed based on merit or abilities but has to be that kind of specimen to fit in the company's culture. Sadly, there is also some nice people there that have spent their whole professional life within the company. If you are looking for a position in media I strongly recommend you to do so elsewhere.

    Independent News2018-11-19
  5. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Independent News full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to interesting work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Pressurised industry for newspapers. Investment in people not prioritised and becomes obvious. Lack of focus and clear lack of belief that culture and communication from management important. Leads to culture of rumours and gossipping about possible changes. Cutbacks in resources but just expected that same workload will get done within team, don't care how or if feasible. Short termist in strategy and performance measurement. Not an environment where you can expect your work to speak for itself.

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    Independent News2018-03-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Annon in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent News full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, horrible place to work

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. No sense of direction within the company, absolutely ZERO pressence or communication from the HR department. Bullying is rampant within the company. Everyone doing there own thing and stepping over each other to get to what they want. Full of egocentric people looking down on others. Salary below average. Unachievable bonus structure. No staff development.This is a nasty working environment, STAY AWAY

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    Independent News2018-03-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "No strategy, selfish, not career focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Independent News full-time

    Pros

    some really cool people working there

    Cons

    they dont care about you. No opportunity for promotion. Market is in decline yet targets are increasing

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    Independent News2017-10-18
  8. "What a kip to work in"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Independent News for less than a year

    Pros

    When I'm on my way home from work

    Cons

    The prisoners in Guantanamo Bay get treated better than the workers in the Independent. They are conning the readers of the final Evening Herald. The Evening Herald is now being printed along side the printing of the Irish Independent and it is being delivered to the newsagents at the same time as the Irish Independent. Therefore it is not a final edition Evening paper. The public is getting conned. Staff are being let go and still make profits of millions a year.

    Independent News2017-07-31
  9. Helpful (1)

    "INM Ltd"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent News full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are many good people working at INM. The job of a journalist is interesting and still matters, and INM titles provide a very visible platform for journalists

    Cons

    There is very little left of the collaborative nature of journalism at INM. Many very good, senior journalists have left in recent years as a result of cutbacks and changes which have significantly degraded the quality of the company's print and digital publications. There is no career pathway in editorial and opportunities for genuine progression are limited

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    Independent News2017-05-08
  10. "Great learning curve"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News

    Pros

    Friendly, Helpful, Structured, Organized, Fun

    Cons

    Not much downside I could think of

    Independent News2016-08-25
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