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Norman Pearlstine
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  • "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. Helpful (1)

    Great team to work for.

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      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

      August 15, 2018Talent 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 investment in the success of the newspaper, as well as further development of the team ...

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    • Love the environment, hated the pay

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

      I have been working at Los Angeles Times for more than 20 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.

    • Sales

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      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.

    • Circulation Sales

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      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.

    • Former long time employee

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

      I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time for more than 20 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

      July 9, 2018Talent 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 and the enjoyment such a challenge can bring. With Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s recent ...

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    • Tough times in this business

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

      I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time for more than 20 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

      August 15, 2018Talent 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 local ownership will provide more opportunities for investment in the success of the ...

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    • Great people, mission; challenging financial environment

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves 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

      June 13, 2018Talent 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 the Los Angeles Times has a tremendous opportunity to be an industry leader and find ...

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    • review

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion 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

    • Still an Old Fashioned Culture

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time for more than 6 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, 2018Talent 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 challenges in a quickly evolving news industry, our organization remains committed to creating ...

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    • Los Angeles Times

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        Former Employee - Editorial Director 

        I worked at Los Angeles Times

        Pros

        Brilliant colleagues and stimulating environment.

        Cons

        Fast-paced and stressful but worth it.

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