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  1. "Good for entry-level. Sub-par compensation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Training is above average for entry level jobs.

    Cons

    They're awfully stingy about allowing part-time employees to work more than 30 hours per week. Minimum wage if you're part time.


  2. "The Whole Industry Is A-Changin'"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Great market for news, weather, and sports
    Decent pay
    New Set

    Cons

    Too many jobs for one person for salary/hourly
    Disconnect with upper management
    Benefits worse than previous stations
    Hours/Schedule (but that's the industry)

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits
    Newer/better equipment
    More staff/interns

  3. "Quintern experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Quincy Newspapers as an intern

    Pros

    The smaller newsroom environment was welcoming, staff members were usually happy to help interns, and interns were given real tasks to work on that contributed to daily news production.

    Cons

    Because the newspapers are not a major part of the business, interns at a newspaper property may find there is not a lot of growth opportunity for that particular interest.


  4. "Family values, good working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers full-time

    Pros

    Quincy is very understanding of family commitments and personal time. Also appreciate the talent coaching and funding going towards making our product stand out.

    Cons

    Medical benefits leave a lot to be desired, but vacation/sick/personal time is pretty good


  5. "Does not care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are none, middle management does not know what employees jobs are.

    Cons

    Horrible Health Insurance, & they say it is the best one available. You are better off seeking open market insurance. No chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what your fellow employees jobs are. Instead of investing in new equipment, try to improve the morale of your current employees. We know there is better insurance out there, like the insurance we had with Cigna.


  6. "Small town values corrupted into typical corporate America"

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    Current Employee - Broadcast Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Broadcast Engineer in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay if you are part of a union / dedication to their business / small town tell-it-like-it-is rhetoric from upper management

    Cons

    Small town ownership charm falls away when you realize they are just another corporate monster / lack of communication by upper management (either incompetence or secrecy, I don't know) / they present a wholesome image but will readily screw you out of pay in any way they can

    Advice to Management

    Middle management needs to speak up and tell upper management how bad things are on the ground rather than being sycophantic lackeys. Upper management should stop playing up the 'we care about our employees' card, it is disingenuous.


  7. "A Good Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Producer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Quincy Newspapers full-time

    Pros

    A great place to begin your journey when you have no kids and only need to worry about taking care of yourself

    Cons

    Low base pay, bad insurance coverage, work hard and you have no time for much else only to see little in return for your efforts

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and more ability to make more money based on performance, more frequent performance reviews.

  8. "Winning Team, Losing Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Quincy Newspapers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Commitment to be the top ranked media source

    Cons

    Pay is less than adequate

    Advice to Management

    Employees have to support their family with time and money


  9. "If you have issues they will only be resolved for a few days or weeks if you are lucky."

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none, there are no pros.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of communication between management and part time workers. Will not promote from within so you can grow and gain experience.

    Advice to Management

    There are better, easier ways of doing things that can make things run more effectively for everyone involved. Your way is not the best and you need to listen to your employees. The sky is not purple.


  10. "DO NOT WORK FOR QUINCY!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who get stuck under contract here are mostly good people and fun to work with.

    Cons

    They pay is offensive when compared to other jobs requiring similar levels of education. Almost no chance for promotion. No chance for a raise. Terrible work hours. And management that doesn't care about its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care mor about employees than you do about your 15 year old equipment. Pay us like you actually have respect for us.