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Omaha World-Herald Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Terry Kroeger
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  1. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Omaha World-Herald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Co-workers (every department is like a family), Weekly and monthly contests with bonuses, and Management is very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Training could be a little more extensive


  2. "Great Opportunity For Talented Professionals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha World-Herald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive Corporate Leadership with Realistic views of current situation and work needed to stay competitive in the future.

    Cons

    Many potential clients still view the Omaha World-Herald as Newspaper only media for advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop products in house to stay competitive in the emerging marketing sectors.

  3. "We're part of Berkshire Hathaway!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Omaha World-Herald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We are given the resources we need to be successful at our jobs

    Cons

    Downtown parking is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking to the future


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Omaha World-Herald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is ok, benefits are good. Depends on what Dept. your in.

    Cons

    Possibly long hours without OT. Not enough resources to do the job right.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better


  5. "Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha World-Herald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees, Special Perks from Goodfellow sales

    Cons

    Directors are two-faced, they do shady things

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management really needs to look at some of the department Directors. They are real shady.


  6. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omaha World-Herald (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a fantastic boss who taught me the ropes and did all she could to help me succeed

    Cons

    The product was changing and it made my job harder


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Omaha World-Herald part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is great. Pay is competitive.

    Cons

    Hours, parking, customer complaints and decreased sales.

  8. "What it was like between 1998 and 2015"

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    Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier
    Former Employee - Newspaper Carrier
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Freedom to deliver papers as you see fit. Work from home, if non-employee aka contractor. Can deliver multiple routes.

    Don't have to worry about supervisors looking over your shoulder.

    Cons

    Pay is dependent on how many customers you have, therefore if customers dwindle on your route, your pay decreases. Must have multiple routes in order get what you need to live from day to day. And that's not enough for today's world.

    Must work seven days a week and on holidays.

    No health insurance or benefits for being a non-employee.

    Theft occurs easily at apartments verses papers delivered in neighborhoods.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors lack of communication was a big problem. The best ones kept up communication, while the distant ones barely communicated.

    Also the switching from one supervisor to another wasn't given notice to contractors. So didn't know who was supervising most of the time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "What the heck is going on?"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pressman in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Pressman in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Omaha World-Herald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Only show in town, no competition. Mediocre benefits. Pay is ok. 40 hour work schedule. On site cafeteria. An occasional cookout.

    Cons

    Management carries a "I'm a manager and you're just an employee" mentality. "Management has the right to mismanage" is an old saying we typically hear. Often asked to perform tasks in an unachievable time, so we're forced to cut corners to get the job done. Managers use scare tactics to get more work out of their employees, which makes for a hostile work environment.

    Work/Life Balance. In this trade, you work weekends, nights and holidays. But not management, because they have families.

    No raises.

    No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    If you want respect, give respect!


  10. "It could be an awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with were wonderful. Everyone is friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    The biggest issue is the policy of no raises. Even though you do a great job and put in extra effort, your wage will stay the same year over year. However, they will raise the cost of parking in their garage every year and require you to maintain an employee subscription of the paper to park there. ($10 a month for a 7 day, which is cheap but if you don't read it, pretty useless and wasteful) There are also minor increases each year to the cost of benefits but overall, I would say they are competitive with benefit premium costs compared to other employers. These things add up to employees making less every year overall.
    Pay is mediocre compared to other employers. Not a bad place to start but not someplace most people would want to stay at for too long due to lack of cost of living or merit increases.

    It is also sad to see this industry not staying ahead of new trends and is quickly losing ground to other ways to get news or to advertise.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the philosophy on no raises. Teach leadership skills to managers. Be more innovative and spend more on upgraded technology for delivery of the product.


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