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Updated October 22, 2017
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Pros
  • there's some great people in the local markets that really care about their jobs and communities (in 7 reviews)

  • Great place to start out, some cool people, nice office in downtown raleigh, relaxed dress code, decent work/life balance when I was there (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Also, the wage freeze has prevented some individuals who do more work than his/her peers to be able to stand up and demand a raise (in 7 reviews)

  • While understandable, upper management has not been handling this well (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, tough industry conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McClatchy full-time

    Pros

    Really good people. Extremely important mission. Lots of creative potential.

    Cons

    Bad industry economics. Not willing to change fast enough.


  2. "Raleigh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Lower salaries and constant instability.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at McClatchy full-time

    Pros

    Professional place to work with great benefits.

    Cons

    Too much underlying politics and no upward movement.


  4. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McClatchy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly co-workers, flexible schedules, good location,

    Cons

    No matching 401K contribution, pay freeze, hiring freeze in some departments.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McClatchy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company, staying on the edge of digital technology and adjusting fast. Leaders have strong vision and leadership. Great training for new hires.

    Cons

    Not matching 401k, currently on pay freeze

    Advice to Management

    Need to get back to taking care of your people, match 401k offer stock options for employees, freezing pay increases is so 2009.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mcc review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Every paper is different. Sacramento has a lot of friendly staff, people who have worked there for decades. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing and outsourcing. Still working through the digital transformation. It's tough to see good people get outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Got to do what you got to do. Tough time for the newsprint industry. Keep trying.


  7. "Media Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    There is major Growth Potential

    Cons

    The demographic in the area is on the older side.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "McClatchy Interactive Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McClatchy full-time

    Pros

    -Laid back.
    -Great workplace culture. Friendly staff members.
    -Provided parking / good location in downtown Raleigh.
    -Very little micromanagement.
    -Enjoyable work.

    Cons

    -Not transparent at all about layoffs (rumors going around for months, no mention of them by management)
    -Pretty low pay by software standards.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and upfront about layoffs.


  9. "Nice people, smart journalists"

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    Former Employee - Various Editorial Jobs in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Various Editorial Jobs in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people care about doing good journalism. Most are willing and eager to learn new technologies to do their jobs better.

    Cons

    Cutbacks in recent years have really hurt the mission. A lot of good reporters, editors and others have lost their jobs. The newspapers -- and their readers -- have suffered. Also, like many media companies, the older management types don't listen to the younger generation nearly enough.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and trust the younger, digital generation. Don't just say you'll do it -- actually do it. They're smart, talented and have lots of great ideas. There are still way too many old-school white guys in their 50s and 60s making all the decisions. Younger voices in management positions would be refreshing.


  10. "A company that still cares about journalism."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McClatchy full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great colleagues

    Cons

    Media in this day and age isn't the most stable industry


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