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Journal Communications Reviews

Updated November 2, 2016
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  1. "Credit Cood."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit & Collection Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Credit & Collection Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Journal Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefit package was pretty decent

    Cons

    Employees are not offered a career path for growth


  2. "Freelance writer for Journal's agribusiness pubs"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Clinton, TN
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Clinton, TN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Journal Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Editors are easy and pleasant to work with. Project parameters are clearly defined and they always give sufficient turn-around time between assignment and deadline.

    Cons

    - Freelance rates are on the low side, especially compared to many of my business content marketing clients. However, they are still decent and I've enjoyed all the projects I've gotten to do for them.


  3. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Journal Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and good people

    Cons

    Long hours in this industry


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  5. "Journal Communications Review"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Waupaca, WI
    Former Employee - Laborer in Waupaca, WI

    I worked at Journal Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The other members on your shift were pleasant and helpful. I only had to work 2 days a week.

    Cons

    The hours were too long and you didn't know from day to day what time you'd be getting done.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some more people so you can have a full staff.


  6. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Making a difference in peoples lives

    Cons

    lots of instability, turnover and lack of product knowledge

    Advice to Management

    focus on core mission


  7. "general manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cambridge, OH
    Former Employee - General Manager in Cambridge, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    let me run the office as if it were mine

    Cons

    downsizing cut too many jobs


  8. "Journalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No one-man banding during my stint at one of its stations. Talented veteran anchors. Solid news judgment.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. Management did a lost of cost-cutting measures. Lots of turnover in terms of producers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring grads out of college to do the news.


  9. "finance"

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

    I worked at Journal Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    100 % vested in 401k at time of hire

    Cons

    no room for growth expect a lot for minimal pay


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Journal Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of creativity to accomplish tasks.

    Cons

    Culture of resistance. No executive leadership/support on broadcast side.

    Advice to Management

    None broadcast has been sold.


  11. "WTMJ"

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

    Pros

    Take home car. Get to travel. Able to meet a lot of people. Cover nfl team. The camera equipment is Panasonic P2. Small light kit.

    Cons

    moral is not the greatest. Not paid by skill set. All if the photographers are required to run live trucks. Some fly in chopper. Use remote live unit. Setup special events. However half of the photographers don't know how or they say they don't know how. The other half are relied on picking up the slack. Yet pay is based on years and not skill set

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Respect that people have families and personal lives and that not every car accident is breaking news.



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