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Pioneer Newspapers Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. ""Newspapers are dying", they said."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bozeman, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Pioneer family of newspapers are in towns that have a high quality of life. Technology is changing so fast and Pioneer knows this; they strive to stay tech-savvy. Management is open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Being a (mostly) printed product, they were forced to down size a few years ago. The remaining employees were required to take on more responsibilities. It's not a "con", it's the way the economy was going at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward! Consider all employees ideas on how to do it, and go with what is sensible. Promote and compensate when it's fiscally possible. Stay strong!


  2. "Pioneer doesn't get small newspapers"

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    Former Employee - Publisher in Pocatello, ID
    Former Employee - Publisher in Pocatello, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work at the newspapers are great. The industry is strong. I was my own boss and had authority to do what I needed to do initially.

    Cons

    Pioneers big problem is they don't get small newspapers. I think their strength is in the larger newspapers on the daily side, but the meddle too much with the smaller papers and are going to drive them out of business.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire good people to do a job, let them do the job. All of your newspapers are not created a like, that's why you hire a manager, is to do that job for that market. What works in Seattle does not work in the small newspapers.


  3. "Good place to work, lower end of pay scale"

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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Logan, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun work environment, educated and intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    The pay scale is on the low end for our industry, the hours (probably this is the case with any newspaper copy editor) are difficult because they are so late, and because it's a small town and jobs are so scarce right now there is little opportunity to advance beyond hourly wage. Honestly though, if you were to work there long enough you'd get a chance to move up. It just might take a few years.


  4. "Health Care is Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Newspapers full-time

    Pros

    Best benefits I've had in a long time

    Cons

    Vision for future success and communication with employees is lacking


  5. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pioneer Newspapers full-time

    Pros

    Flexible company, some room to move between newsrooms

    Cons

    -Salary is crap.

    -Senior Management doesn't seem to know what they're doing.


  6. "It has been very easy going, and once I got the hang of the route it all has become a lot easier."

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    Current Employee - General Staff/Drop Manager
    Current Employee - General Staff/Drop Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good training, reasonable and very personable with each employee to get the best out of the experience.

    Cons

    Early Morning Hours, but when working with other fields such as the advertisement department you get more and it is flexible around your time.