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Los Angeles Times Reviews

Updated August 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good People who have been there a long time" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people and work environment" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management seemed as if it didn't understand it's reporters, based on conversations I heard" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Poor communication from senior management, Tribune Tower's control of the paper" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great team to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work for.

    Cons

    I have no negative feedback.

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Aug 15, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We agree that the LA Times has a great team to work for! We expect that the recent return to local ownership will provide opportunities for... More


  2. "Love the environment, hated the pay"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Irwindale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work environment.

    Cons

    Dying newspaper advertising insertion business, low morale, no raises and very low pay for wearing many extra hats.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your key employees fair wages to retain talent and keep morale high.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    Employees are friendly. Fun environment. Managers are always willing to help and elevate you to the next level.

    Cons

    Needs better communication throughout all departments, however with all the changes taking place I am sure things will improve sooner than later.


  4. "Circulation Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Times part-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and opportunity to earn good money in commissioned sales.

    Cons

    I found none. This position 'worked' out well for me, back then.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  5. "Former long time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are amazing, building was amazing (although that will be changing), benefits were good.

    Cons

    Lots of hats to wear, although I enjoyed that! Several management changes over the years.

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Jul 9, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We agree, the people who work at the LA Times are amazing. We appreciate your acknowledgement of the varied responsibilities in your former role... More


  6. "Tough times in this business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work and opportunities to be creative

    Cons

    Tight budgets, thin resources, business model is being challenged

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture fast

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Aug 15, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We agree that working at the LA Times is very rewarding and are glad you found opportunities for creativity. We expect that the recent return to... More


  7. "Great people, mission; challenging financial environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people. Mission of engaging with community and covering issues of civic importance make the job worthwhile.

    Cons

    Management constantly shifting under your feet. Lack of clarity on company goals.

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the dedication of our talent and our continuing commitment to journalism. While our evolving news industry presents challenges, we believe... More

  8. "review"

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

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    good company to work for and it's getting better

    Cons

    some things happened that weren't good, but they are getting better


  9. "Still an Old Fashioned Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The paper is vital to the city and to democracy and it feels good to be a part of that.

    Cons

    Not forward thinking. Not strategic about planning for the future. Disorganized with no clear company mission. Poor communication between departments within the organization. Poor leadership at the top. Lots of management turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Create a clear plan for the organization and communciate why and when it changes.

    Los Angeles Times Response

    May 2, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the continued importance of our journalism mission and the LA Times role in serving the Los Angeles community. Although we’ve faced... More


  10. "Los Angeles Times"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Director
    Former Employee - Editorial Director

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues and stimulating environment.

    Cons

    Fast-paced and stressful but worth it.