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  1. "A Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal as an intern

    Pros

    Great for learning and getting hands-on experience. Great for developing independence.

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Often times left wondering what they wanted me to do or how to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront and clear with expectations of interns and their responsibilities.


  2. "News organization with no respect for news or employees"

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

    Pros

    Dedicated news staff and reporters

    Cons

    Management has little respect for ground staff evidenced in the constant turnover and firing of employees who work excessive hours that are often unpaid and uncompensated. Any mention of worker's rights either falls on deaf ears or is answered by dismissal or retribution. Office management is non-existent and news rooms operate in constant upheaval.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to labor laws. Treat employees with respect and dignity. Replace legacy management who blame everything wrong in the organization on the workers who are turning out the news. Treat seasoned professionals with respect.

  3. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Westerly, RI
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in Westerly, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Record-Journal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning a lot from higher ups and from being in a busy news room. Good job in the journalism world.

    Cons

    Changing schedule, hard to plan. Laying people off left and right. Having to do the work of multiple people now.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely disappointing experience"

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

    I have been working at Record-Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lower level employees are mostly good people

    Cons

    Lots of upper management, and virtually no mid-level management. They are very micromanaging, let personal *affairs* take priority over the company's best interests. Extremely poor communication. Take advantage of hard working, passionate employees. Dismiss the suggestions and advice of other professionals. Horribly disappointing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen with an open mind and open ears to the advice given.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity and Micromanagement"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Anything networking related is priority. So much opportunity to learn, network and grow. Excellent central location for meetings and luncheons. Upper management knows when stress level is too high.

    Cons

    You're never really, "off". It's a 24/7 job with unrealistic goals to meet and awful company lunches. If money is your motivation, this might be the job for you. Also, high level of miscommunication from various departments not working together for deadlines. EVERY day is a deadline.


  6. "It was challenging, exciting, and different ever day."

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    Former Employee - News Reporter in Meriden, CT
    Former Employee - News Reporter in Meriden, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Doing something new every day was challenging. Coming up with my own story ideas and following through was satisfying.

    Cons

    I was hired as a temporary reporter, so when the funding ended, so did my job.


  7. "I had a great experience with the Journal Record."

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Photographer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Record-Journal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the Editor-in-Chief is great, there is great camaraderie amongst employees

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

  8. "RJ a good place to work, but pitfalls like any other newspaper"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Reporter in Meriden, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's a community newspaper where you will most definitely have an opportunity to learn the trade and become a better writer/reporter.

    Cons

    Too often, reporters are asked to turn out two stories a day, and it means that reporters will not be able to spend time working on more in-depth stories and making them better. The problem with this is while reporters do turn out enough copy to make the daily news operation continue to run, we're putting out more insignificant stories and not taking the necessary time to do more in-depth reporting. This isn't something that's specific at the Record-Journal now, but moreso the entire news industry as a whole. The RJ does allow for in-depth pieces to be written occasionally, but the daily news grind is really what takes precedence most often.

    Advice to Management

    Allow reporters more time to work on larger, more in-depth pieces.