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Newsquest Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Good manager, some great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Awful pay, no training, no future, staff miserable because overworked (in 4 reviews)

  • Any contribution to employee opinion is disregarded over senior management priorities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Newsquest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Essex, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A company where its staff are extremely close.

    Cons

    Loosing sight of the future of its business concentrating on the now rather than later.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs managment shake-up"

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    Former Employee - Office Staff in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Staff in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work. some benefits

    Cons

    constant increase of workload with no additional pay. employs some really poor quality individuals

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving jobs to idiots


  3. "Digital Manager"

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    Former Employee - Digital Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to excel and manage your own division

    Cons

    Sales staff resigned to a declining print product and forget that the audience figures overall are still huge

    Advice to Management

    use marketing automation and take the guess work out of the hands of the print sales reps


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  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in York, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent progression opportunity for top perfromers

    Cons

    Traditional audience decline creates pressure to deliver cost efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in promoting and rewarding staff loyalty and achievement


  6. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time

    Pros

    Great team and chance do go and get a story and meet lots of new people. Easy hours compared to other reporting jobs.

    Cons

    Badly paid and very little communication from upper management. Unflexible at times. Papers being closed left right and centre.

    Advice to Management

    Stop closing papers and find a pay structure that works. Listen to the reporters and stop lying to advertisers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place I've ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Advertisement Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Advertisement Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There weren't any apart from the hours were OK nine till five thirty

    Cons

    Bullying culture - hire and fire merchants - very high staff turnover - lots of very stressed people who are all looking fir jobs elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Retire and stop ruining people's careers and butchering the business


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrendous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Local to home. Gave me the knowledge i needed to get a much better job

    Cons

    Horrendous management... managers going out at lunch and getting drunk with other members of staff... no training... put on a performance plan when not achieving and no help to improve... pushed out the door if your face doesnt fit. i was there 6 years and left feeling like i had no choice. pay was a joke.

    Advice to Management

    look a bit closer into the management in individual offices and see what is happening. that will tell you all you need to know.


  9. "Great study benefits could do improvement with OT policies"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for study support and wide ranging media industry experience. Having a good team helps also but I think having a well being policy would help

    Cons

    Can be challenging but if you thrive under pressure you'll have no problem. Management need to ensure a fair work life balance for every single employee.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and be receptive to those employees who are working hard.


  10. "A foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time

    Pros

    Great way to start a career in newspaper journalism, opportunities to learn how newsrooms work first hand

    Cons

    Little regard for staff morale with duties being reduced and redundancies common, no chance for further growth or promotion.


  11. "Media support"

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

    Pros

    Relaxed
    Good entry level job

    Cons

    Can be boring at times



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