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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Circulation Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Circulation Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work with good people. It is an organization that promotes volunteering in the community.

    Cons

    In today's fast-paced society that thrives on instant information and gratification, the industry as a whole is struggling to viable.


  2. "none"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people who work there..

    Cons

    Just wish it was a full time job


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great workplace culture, great place to grow long term. Good vacation benefits, scheduling flexibility and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    the pay sucks. I would advise that you ask for more money up front because once you are in, there's no telling when you will get a raise next.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open door policy.


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  5. "A classic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If I can sum it all in a few words: routinely organic desolated duties. Yes, waste management was involved for return allowances as well as extras. Yes, it is paper; suppose to be good for you. Yes, it is routinely stacking or put it in and take it out. Yes, the company is as old as dirt and helpers are mostly new immigrants who put their far away touch to the production operation hence the lack of verbal communication. No, I did not own a single share of it or hence the feeling of extreme duties of faith, loyalty, care, commitment, notification, et al.

    Cons

    So many people have lost faith in reading and the reputable secondary source of information. Customers are everywhere: convenient stores, super markets, hotels, gas stations, restaurants, hospitals, bars, et al. Home delivery was feasible with USPS and local teenagers but with professional third party contractors? definitely is not as realistic as the classified department-local pretty boys and girls who were friended with the owners' children? Yet sales is lagging? Whatever. I said they just wanted to get pay and fake their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about it? the ship will not sink if you do nothing.


  6. "Great newsroom experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Newsroom staff - reporters and editors - are all professional and collaborative. Editors are open to story ideas and new approaches to content. Very team-like atmosphere.

    Cons

    The life of a news reporter or editor is never going to be a highly paid one and the print journalism world is not the most stable long term. That's the industry, nothing to do with OPUBCO itself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being great to the employees like you always have been. The mutual respect has always gone a long way.


  7. "Understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Norman, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company car with insurance and fuel paid for. Simple and not complex mentally. Nice people for not a lot of workplace conflict.

    Cons

    Position I have is salaried and they will work you 70 to 80 hours a week if need be and because they have shorted the staff it typically always needs to be. Upper Management not responsive to field staff concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Field Staff and fill the positions that you said you would fill. Also Independent Contractors need better communication as well.


  8. "No place like The Oklahoman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OPUBCO Communications Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of nice and competent people.

    Cons

    It's a newspaper, so where will it be in 5 years?


  9. "Staff Writer"

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a reporter at a newspaper is a fun job. You never know what you will be doing from one day to the next. I also met many lifelong friends while working here. The other reporters and copy editors are generally talented and friendly.

    Cons

    Newsroom management is clueless at best and tyrannical at worst. There are certain top managers who have clung to positions for decades despite constantly killing morale by treating people in ways that no one deserves. The newsroom staff is less than half what it was a decade ago following several rounds of layoffs, but there actually added a top level manager that was totally unnecessary. Turnover is incredibly high as many experienced younger reporters have fled rather than face more rounds of layoffs and abuse from managers. The new owner is a snake who forced the newspaper to run a hit piece on a presidential candidate in 2012 from another of his publications that was extremely unethical, unfair, inaccurate and tarnished the newspaper's already tenuous reputation for lack of objectivity.

    Advice to Management

    Slim down top level management. We all know the realities of the newspaper industry. But the least you can do is make the job pleasant for those who have stuck around. The best thing that could be done is to wipe the slate clean on top level editors in the glass offices.


  10. "HR Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. Competitive wages and benefits. Employee engagement driven.

    Cons

    Lack of engagement and accountability from upper management.


  11. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, coworkers and work enviroment

    Cons

    Upper management was hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage


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