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Paddock Publications Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Family-friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington Heights, IL

    I have been working at Paddock Publications part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family-owned business with good benefits, kind managers, and flexible hours.

    Cons

    It's a challenging time for the newspaper industry as a whole.


  2. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paddock Publications full-time

    Pros

    This is a pretty loyal company for the most part, not much drama, calm work environment.

    Cons

    Newspapers are a tough business these days. There have been lots of layoffs and pay cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Restore pay, 401k match, shift differential, something. Chicago is an expensive place to live.

  3. "Copy editor"

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

    I worked at Paddock Publications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family-owned company with strong professional ethics. Good advancement and career/skills advancement opportunities

    Cons

    It's a newspaper sonyou gotta be in it because you love the work


  4. "Daily Herald"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paddock Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits

     Good Human Resource Dept,

    Cons

    Low pay

    Low raises

    No promotions

    Advice to Management

    Get involved in all aspects of the company.


  5. "Paddock"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Old fashioned office, not young.


  6. "my review"

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

    I have been working at Paddock Publications full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. People really care here. Employees and managers are mostly passionate about their jobs and our industry.

    Cons

    Tight budgets, uncertain industry in general.


  7. "Downhill"

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

    I have been working at Paddock Publications full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is it's low-pressure for a daily newspaper. People trust you to get your job done without being in your ear all the time. At least in my experience, it's a pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    The newspaper industry is going downhill, wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop squeezing your employees

  8. "So Much Wasted Potential"

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    Former Employee - Advertising in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Former Employee - Advertising in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Paddock Publications full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, in a kind of folksy-dysfunctional way.

    Cons

    Top management lacks good business decision-making ability. Bad management decisions have hurt the bottom line on a fairly consistent basis. Promotions within the company are based on blood line or how much buy-in to the top tier management's BS.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from other departments than Editorial. Explore developing employees who don't have Paddock as a last name.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning opportunity but limited"

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Paddock Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are wonderful. Strong commitment to community and profession.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is dysfunctional and incestuous. Command-control management style and myopic thinking is disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with true respect by holding yourself to a higher standard. You owe it to them.


  10. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company Great people to work for

    Cons

    Salary and comm can be better


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