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Palm Beach Post Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Asst. Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A great company that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Due to low turnover there are fewer opportunities for advancement.


  2. "Lot of talented people being driven into the ground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay aren't bad compared with the rest of the industry. Company still has talented people committed to doing an excellent job and somehow still manage to put together some great work.

    Cons

    The workload continues to increase seemingly every month while resources slowly dwindle. The people who actually do the dirty work are burned out or hanging on to hope that eventually things will get better. Upper management has gotten a little better in recent years, but still plays favorites too often.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen and consider differing viewpoints when making important decisions, and trust the people who you've hired to do their jobs to make decisions. Pay attention to employees and their supervisors when they repeatedly tell you how bad workload conditions have become, and when making priorities, stick to them for once.

  3. "Running scared."

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    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Parent ccompany has deep pockets, able to invest in technology, training, and has a solid reputation with the households that still receive its products.

    Cons

    Local leadership team is in way over their head. Promotions over te last 10 years have been to freinds and family. Only management has a secure position as they blame their failures on productionb and the sales staff. Too much credence has been given to outside consultants and quick fix slashers who come in and peddle their strategy to a desparate C Level core so that a "plan" can be reported to Corporate in Atlanta and time can be bought. There is no loyalty below C Level and middle management. No job is safe no matter the lenght of tenure. If they want you gone a plan will be implemented that you can not acheive and you have no recourse. You will be walked out the door. I have see almost 1000 (yes that is correct and not an exaggeration) employees let go since my tenure. No longer are severance payouts given to non management positions. When your time is up, you will be walked out the door. No lie, every 2 years for the last 10 years a new VP of sales has come in, slashed the existing workforce in an effort to bring in "new talent" only to fail because the challenge is with upper management and their inability to react with market conditions and rrefuse to pay talented sales staff what their worth. And don't even think about voiciong your opinion or questioning manangement... you will be next to get a "plan" and face termination.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Accept responsibility. Stop blaming your dedicated workforce. Those you terminate are people with families who have committed to your failed plan year after year. How do you sleep at night? And no, it's not just business. It is personal and it stinks.


  4. "Lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employees and decent benefits.

    Cons

    No appreciation for employees from upper management.


  5. "Lots of Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is supportive and friendly. They're also invested in your growth and give you opportunities for success.

    Cons

    At the time, there could have been more transparency about structural changes within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be open and honest with employees.


  6. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Professional people in all departments.

    Cons

    Found no cons working with them.


  7. "A business in Turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Director in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and nice community.

    Cons

    Clueless and lazy leadership. Hope is not a strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Quit wishing for the good old days today.

  8. "The worst job I've EVER had"

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    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, view from my desk, some co-workers. (I don't even have 20 words of praise to write) Get the online version of the paper for free, received an I-Pod shuffle for Christmas! Just received a 2% raise after being here for almost 3 years!

    Cons

    Where do I start? People are promoted not because they're qualified, but whether or not they are in the right 'clique'. Middle & upper management have NO clue what's going on in the trenches (we grunts pay their fat salaries) Micro-managers create a HORRIBLE work environment-Upper management is always singing the blues (financially) yet they find the $$ to upgrade software & phone systems that cost millions of dollars when the old systems worked just fine.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions & new hires need to be the most qualified person for the job-not someone's relative, friend, based on how someone looks or what they do outside of work. Many talented people have been laid off, fired or replaced with incompetents. Some middle managers have NO clue what they're doing, nor are they qualified to lead. Management needs to make a path for current employees to advance if they so desire.


  9. "I spent three years there and for the most part would recommend it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palm Beach Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Cliques among employees. Layoffs are always in the back of your mind.

    Advice to Management

    A performance review should not be the first time an employee hears about issues.


  10. "Once was America's best mid-sized newspaper, now it's just hanging on..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally, management respects work-life balance. And the paper is still capable of occasional good things editorially. Community is a good place to live, too.

    Cons

    Hey, all newspaper have had it rough. But the Post lost its way -- in the quality of the writing, in the care it showed for the community -- more than most.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. And cool it with the layoffs.


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