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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and great co workers

    Cons

    Commission structure changed every month so goals were somewhat difficult to reach


  2. "Deck Chair Reshuffle"

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

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line full-time

    Pros

    Regular paychecks, benefits, a warm office, spacious desks, lighting.

    Cons

    Constant downsize mode. No free lunch.

    Advice to Management

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again, then quit. No use making a fool of yourself.

  3. "web focused"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    cutting edge web focused team

    Cons

    understaffed and reporters are stretched thin


  4. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Great suite of digital products

    Cons

    Upper management does not know what happens on the street


  5. "Knicks insider"

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    Former Employee - Knicks Contributing Writer in Upper Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Knicks Contributing Writer in Upper Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure and the social media interaction.

    Cons

    Lack of money and the time/life management balance.

    Advice to Management

    Better listener and more understanding.


  6. "Overall pretty good"

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

    Pros

    Interns are treated like any other reporter/employee with the same responsibilities and respect.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be slow. Hours can change.


  7. "Overall a decent experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scranton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Treated well at an entry level position.
    Saw opportunity to work my way up.

    Cons

    The staff saw a pretty high turnover rate while I was there. Didn't seem like a very secure position.
    Printed press is dying, working in that industry felt like a ticking time bomb

    Advice to Management

    Content is king. The newspaper as we see it is dying, consider making significant changes before it's too late.

  8. "Friendly, but not friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line full-time

    Pros

    Everyone was really friendly and personable. The office atmosphere was causal and really open door.

    Cons

    High pressured with little training -- often felt like I was flying blind
    Hours were incredibly strict and early (8-5) for a news org
    Working with the print properties was always really awkward because it was clear we were there to replace them
    Despite everyone being friendly, there was very little comradery between workers

    Advice to Management

    Foster friendliness outside of the office
    Train better


  9. "Eyes Wide Open"

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

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll learn the full range of digital advertising products for SMBs
    It's a well established brand in the community, and will be great on a resume
    Commissions are theoretically unlimited
    Pretty decent marketing support

    Cons

    At the end of my tenure, there was increasing micromanagement and reporting that was unnecessary
    Process heavy
    Digital products were very often overpriced for small businesses and didn't deliver what they were supposed to.
    Impression advertising is commodotized, for larger advertisers there are much less expensive and easier ways to buy than through NJ.com.
    If AEs don't make their goal for three months, they are fired. Goals aren't based on historical data; they're drawn from budget demands, not actual revenue potential.

    Advice to Management

    When you have employees in a business development role, solicit feedback from them about products and the market, rather than firing good sales people for not meeting unrealistic sales goals created by budgetary demands rather than knowledge of the market.


  10. "Good foundation for starting out"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Reporter in Trenton, NJ
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New Jersey On-Line full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you have any desire to work as a reporter, getting an opportunity in this field is itself a plus. While I was there, the focus shifted dramatically from traditional newspaper stories to online blog and social media updates. If you want to maintain any type of work in this field, this type of knowledge is a huge plus. The newsroom leaders were always patient in teaching us how to present our stories for maximum potential viewership. The editors were always fair and know how to fix up a story while still maintaining the voice of the reporter. My fellow reporters were all nice, interesting and had wicked senses of humor. There was a great vibe in the newsroom - it felt more like an extended family (especially during special events like election night, when there would be a pizza feast and everyone shared the same tense anticipation). Overall, a great learning experience that has given me lots of marketable skill sets.

    Cons

    The industry, in general, is in terrible decline. This isn't the Times' fault, but your job could be put on the chopping block at any moment. They went through two big purges of staff (all budget-related) while I was there. It was good to learn about the ways to maximize viewership and clickability, but at the same time, that goal would often get dangerously close to becoming the sole focus or purpose of which stories got written. The turnaround rate was also insanely fast. I went from last-hired to the second-most experienced in the newsroom within 5 months.


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