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Lee Enterprises Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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Lee Enterprises Chairman, President and CEO Mary E. Junck
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Pros
  • Coworkers, Good Work Environment, Potlucks, Holiday and Birthday Celebrations (in 12 reviews)

  • Lee Enterprises offers very good benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Nearly no raises in many years and when there have been it's been like 2 percent (in 13 reviews)

  • Low pay relative to some other newspaper chains (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy the heck out of working with the people here.

    Cons

    Continual staff cuts hurting the product/staff.


  2. "Account manager for five years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to make good commission, great vacation time.

    Cons

    Not progressive. Very stressful work environment

  3. "Truck driver"

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

    I worked at Lee Enterprises part-time

    Pros

    Schedule never changed work by yourself

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth in that particular business

    Advice to Management

    Give people raises let them know to use ear plugs.


  4. "Nothing left"

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

    I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some media in nice markets.

    Cons

    Almost zero focus on communities, and the same for community news. Loyalty left years ago with the many rounds of layoffs. Now it is survival.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the company and sell each part to local owners who will give the newspaper and community the respect they deserve.


  5. "Buyer Beware"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Billings, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers on the sales floor are awesome people to work with.

    Some fun and interesting products to sell.

    Regular 9-5.

    Cons

    No upward movement at all!

    Out of touch management who still believe print advertising works like it did in the 1960s.

    Compensation plan changes every 6 months.

    Expensive family medical option.

    Advice to Management

    Print is dying stop pushing it on local small business who see little to no ROI. Focus on innovating more in digital instead of copying your closest competition in what they are doing. Stop changing your compensation plans every 6 months.


  6. "Advertising department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Management is wonderful and is mindful of the need for family time and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Company lacks in training for new advertising reps.

    Advice to Management

    Create formal training guide for new advertising reps.


  7. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Davenport, IA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers, Good Work Environment, Potlucks, Holiday and Birthday Celebrations

    Cons

    Medical Insurance, Benefits, Not as open to overtime

  8. "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    co-workers are very nice the building is in a beautiful location!

    Cons

    no raises, no bonuses, low pay for certain employees


  9. "Run"

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

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. They're the ONLY reason this place can be tolerated.

    Cons

    Overworked. High stress. No respect.
    You're just another cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously?


  10. "DAily grind"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lee Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    nice people a good environment ,

    Cons

    no room for growth really

    Advice to Management

    give more of a challenge and reward people for their work


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