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Press Enterprise Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Sports Writer in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Sports Writer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. High standards. Direct bosses were good.

    Cons

    Three layoffs per year for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with people.


  2. "Press Enterprise needs to diversify."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Too much micro management for the workers.

    Cons

    Not enough autonomy for latino newspaper workers.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people who understand the culture handle their department.

  3. "Develop a Plan B"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience and a paycheck, an overall friendly staff/camaraderie

    Cons

    Journalism is very unstable; don't assume that you'll be employed forever. Morale is low; management probably doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to stay relevant.


  4. "Some great folks, lacking direction"

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    Former Employee - Sports Reporter in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Sports Reporter in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, swanky offices, nice location (for Riverside) and awesome people to work with -- for the most part.

    Cons

    It's a newspaper, and while some of the higher management is earnestly pushing to try new things without fear of failure and adaptation, a lot are content with the status quo and more concerned with saving their own skins than trying to define the future of newspapers.


  5. "Great people but too small staff for heavy workload"

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -- Flexibility in dress code and time shift starts
    -- Intelligent, creative nature of the work
    -- Exciting news room culture when breaking news happens
    -- Outgoing, collaborative relationship among coworkers

    Cons

    -- High stress
    -- Inadequate office space with no amenities like free coffee
    -- Lack of communication or well-organized planning from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Stop aggressive expansion of product without keeping or hiring necessary personnel.


  6. "New owners are a train wreck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Longterm employees still care deeply about providing a great product for the community.

    Cons

    New owners in Orange County cut the top level of management in Riverside and are running it like a bureau. Mid-level managers in OC, already struggling with the unrealistic demands and assumptions of the new owners, no longer care about what happens in Riverside. New owners dismantled the digital operation and dropped the hyper local zoning, two of the few success stories in Riverside.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and the market. Be truthful.


  7. "Delivering papers is great for the anti-social"

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    Current Employee - Newspaper Delivery in Bloomsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Newspaper Delivery in Bloomsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Press Enterprise part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, nobody to deal with. Early hours, your whole day is free.

    Cons

    Nobody wants to fill in for you, and it is 365 days a year. Beats up your car a bit and eats gas unless you drive a compact car.

    Advice to Management

    Find subs to fill time off.

  8. "Low morale, but good people"

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    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Account Executive in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Press Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people, willing to help you and down to earth.

    Cons

    Newspapers have it rough! Morale can be low at times and I've been through lots of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be real with your staff. They can tell when you are blowing smoke.


  9. "Learned a lot, worked hard and met some interesting people."

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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Enterprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The editors were friendly, knowledgeable and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management (especially Belo in Dallas) had no idea (nor did they seem to care) what was going on in Riverside.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about your "underlings" and "the little people" that make a newspaper go. Look at something besides the bottom line.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers become close friends being down in the trenches together
    Strong sense of journalism ethics among employees
    New building has windows (old building did not and smelled like mold)
    Strong sense of community in Inland Southern California
    Good place for an entry-level position — lots of learning the first two years

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs
    More emphasis on the bottom line than on doing good journalism
    Out-of-touch Corporate bosses in Texas that don't have journalism experience, nor do they care to learn about their product
    Little opportunity or encouragement for skill development — some employees were punished for taking community college classes because management thought if you improved yourself, you'd quit
    Little opportunity for advancement, and some people who were promoted were not qualified for their new positions but were sent up the ladder because of favoritism
    Too much emphasis on web hits via open comment boards on the website — it needs to be better monitored than it currently is

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook the hard workers, and don't punish those who want to become better workers. Remember, more skills benefit the paper, not harm it. Work for the people, not for the advertisers.


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