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Kansas City Star Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Slot Attandent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slot Attendant in Mulvane, KS
    Current Employee - Slot Attendant in Mulvane, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Star full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, they are constantly trying to find way to better the company.

    Cons

    The health insurance is high and the raises are not the greatest


  2. "Don't Walk, RUN away as fast as you can."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kansas City Star full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some individuals who are an absolute delight with great, innovative ideas. Unfortunately everyone is over worked and underpaid, so these people are unable to shine.

    Cons

    -Everyone is constantly in fear of loosing their job due to downsizing.
    -The office space itself is deteriorating and disgusting.
    -HR is a joke


  3. "Advertising management"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Star full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and talented people. Our team was collaborative and gave everything they had to be successful. Unfortunately, those people are no longer there. Staff has almost completely turned over

    Cons

    Dying industry with no hope for the future and weak corporate leadership. Layoffs happened every single month and our top leadership here in Kansas City had to take the blame for the bad decisions made by corporate.


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  5. "Great Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treated like a full-time employee

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship


  6. "Culture of Desperation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Star full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work. Many products to sell

    Cons

    Old timers have cherry picked all the territories so new reps really struggle to find anyone to call on.


  7. "New Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Product Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - New Product Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City Star (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great peers believe in team work.

    Cons

    More Money and more career opportunities within company.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate loyal staff


  8. "Great company atmosphere!"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kansas City Star full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Work and Life Balance. Lots of benefits for a non-profit.

    Cons

    no cons other than company advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more. Be more transparent.


  9. "Open door policy"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - District Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kansas City Star full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and employee training programs

    Cons

    District Manager faces working odd hours in the night if carrier calls in.Collecting delinquent accounts from customers.Selling news papers to the new customers.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management should hire people to collect the delinquent accounts so that the District managers can devote time in building the route and keep the route book updated on daily basis in case of of any eventuality.eventuality. ie carrier calllingl in in the mid night.


  10. "Advertising Sales"

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City Star full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with when I started and for a large company it did have that family type atmosphere. Cared deeply about the results for their customers.

    Cons

    Due to the economic downturn started laying off/buyout of senior editorial staff which made the product suffer. Did not respond quickly to threats of an evolving industry (online) in a quick and innovative manner.


  11. "Stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Advertising AE in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Advertising AE in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No accountability
    Make ok money with little effort
    Failrly easy to sell
    Nice people

    Cons

    Death spiral
    Leadership clueless
    Publisher never seen
    Losing environment
    Cultural fatique

    Advice to Management

    Do something different for a change
    Quit following the insanity circle
    Cut some dead weight at the top


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