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Updated May 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Reasonable quality of life/work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Good People who have been there a long time" (in 8 reviews)

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

  • "Dying company, constant belief i was going to be let go any day" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    Great journalism, great people, service to the community

    Cons

    Ever changing management, low compensation

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Mar 23, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging our commitment to journalism, our talent and our community. Our company is in the midst of an ongoing transformation as we respond to a... More


  6. "Times"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Brand and product, Great content and offices

    Cons

    Upper Management is clueless and are lost in their goals

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the veterans

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Feb 13, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging our great brand, content and products. While our evolving industry presents challenges, we believe the Los Angeles Times have a tremendous... More


  7. "Good the bad the ugly"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Collegial work environment smart interesting people greatest news town in the world

    Cons

    Management plans to undermine journalistic integrity

    Advice to Management

    Times up on sexual harassment homophobia deception secrecy and destroying the news operation’s integrity

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Jan 26, 2018 – Talent Engagement Manager

    The management of tronc is fully committed to fostering a professional work environment where employees are respected, valued and appreciated. Tronc is committed to maintaining an accountable and... More

  8. "The dying breed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    Great place with good people.

    Cons

    Nonstop downsizing, less employees though still opportunities and increased contractor status for employment.

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Dec 26, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. As The Times continues to transform under the direction of our CEO and Publisher, Ross Levinsohn, our leadership team acknowledges the need to unite the values and... More


  9. "account executive for the Los Angeles times"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great co-workers, work out of your home

    Cons

    Company is currently going through changes, lack if training, lack of support . need new upper managers

    Los Angeles Times Response

    Dec 26, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you acknowledging the work/life balance and your colleagues. As our organization continues to transform, we are committed to attracting and retaining top... More


  10. "Where the news still matters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time

    Pros

    The importance of the main mission - accurate, fair, vital, investigative news coverage - is not lost in the newsroom.

    Cons

    Few or no raises leads to low morale.


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