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NPG Companies Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Promotions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Promotions Manager
    Current Employee - Promotions Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family owned. Upper management is willing to listen to new ideas. Competitive in each market. Local news feels like the highest priority.

    Cons

    Can be very calculated with advances in technology, which can often result in being late to the game. Not afraid to cut a position if the duties can be split up or passed on to someone else (making employees often feel over-worked and under-paid).

    Advice to Management

    Low level employees often have skills that aren't being utilized. They often are where they are because they're waiting for the "job they want" to open up. Be real with those employees on their career goals. Help them get to where they want to be and the company will be rewarded by keeping great employees on board.


  2. "NPG of Missouri"

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

    Pros

    Good level of autonomy
    Flexible lunch hour

    Cons

    Outdated office software
    High walled cubicles

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    "Love working here"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great with health care savings!

    Cons

    Staff. Some are great but some not so much.


  4. "Great Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Career opportunities in a diversified field of play.

    Cons

    Long term vision can get lost at times due to short term egos.


  5. "It could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NPG Companies full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people I work with are great.

    Cons

    The management doesn't listen to its employees


  6. "Circulation Sales and Design Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Circulation Sales and Design Coordinator
    Former Employee - Circulation Sales and Design Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NPG Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, great benefits, excellent resources

    Cons

    Large Company, Corporate structure occasionally a stumbling block


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Are you a masochist?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Photographer in Saint Joseph, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You need experience, we need cheap labor.

    Cons

    Starvation wages unless you can tough it out for a middle management position. Managers are definitely a good old boys club. Very "Booher" ish with little talent beyond a great propensity for licking the boots of their supervisors. If want to be respected and not just smiled at when you make suggestions you should look Elsworth.

    Advice to Management

    You are a company who promotes sycophants, you deserve what you get.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NPG Companies full-time

    Pros

    You can get by with pretty much anything. As long as you don't rock the boat and 'fill out' your 'time card' 'correctly' then management doesn't bother you.

    Cons

    Workers are not supplied with the tools they need to succeed. The newsroom is horribly disorganized. There' is no organizational chart. Position are cut constantly. Employees are taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand. Wake up the realities of journalism. Stop groveling and learn to lead people.


  9. "Associate Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at NPG Companies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and great town

    Cons

    lots of work, long hours, just busy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tech crew"

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    Former Employee - Newscast Director in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Newscast Director in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NPG Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    The view and location are unbeatable. The mix of experience levels of employees is fine for that size market, and there was some talent. A unique and beautiful tv station on top of a hill with a million dollar view of the Pacific on one side, and the American Riviera one the other. Great local news and weather.

    Cons

    Underpaid, unhappy employees (except for the youngest). This is a TV station full of skilled people. However NPG Co pays so low, nobody can afford to live in Santa Barbara. Three stations [fox, cbs, abc] were consolidated into one at KEYT, ending jobs elsewhere and placing the burden on our shop. Some of the news reporting went through the constrains of talent having to be anchoring for three hours in a row, instead of out there investigating and making news. Constant morning and evening flip-flopping of shifts. The medical was out of Kansas City, not in California, causing problems with medical care in this state. NPG in Santa Barbara county is about consolidating the small advertising market of ABC + CBS + FOX (keyt, kcoy, kkfx respectively), and cutting obscene amounts of costs. Before that, KEYT was owned by locals and by that was really for the people.

    Advice to Management

    Relinquish ownership of KEYT to a California business.


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