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Richmond Times-Dispatch Reviews

Updated December 16, 2016
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Thomas A. Silvestri
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  1. "Good people"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tight-knit group of people in the Ad & Design departments. Ad reps were supportive and creative.

    Cons

    Poor communication of from upper management. Reactive rather than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Anticipate problems and move to create solutions before they get out of hand. Carrots can work as well as sticks.


  2. "gjjgijfhfhfjv"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ok its good. Like my office

    Cons

    better pay for hourly employees and salaried

    Advice to Management

    performace reviews


  3. "Great Co-workers with Sometimes Clueless Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Newspaper was spared the worst ravages of Media General (previous owner), though it still clearly felt cuts. Co-workers were eccentric, smart, insightful, funny and generally wonderful. Higher ups mostly leave you alone.

    Cons

    Industry trends are not being abated. Culture can be bureaucratic and arcane, which makes solving problems all the more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Less feel-good, more trying things effectively and efficiently (so that the ideas get a fair trial) as you search for ways to buck industry trends.


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  5. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Few hours per day. Easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Have to work at very odd hours, 7 days a week with no overtime etc. Have to put a lot of millage on personal vehicle without reimbursement. Very high employee turnover leads to managers having to cover multiple routes as well.

    Advice to Management

    Do not underpay drivers to the point where new drivers must be hired and trained every month.


  6. "Logistics coordinator"

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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

    Pros

    Great hours, benefits, awesome discounts to the brands

    Cons

    Same as any other company


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    "Worst Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible Management with lots of turnover. They will move you around departments frequently with little or no direction

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees. They are not slave drivers.


  8. "Telemarketer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Richmond Times-Dispatch part-time

    Pros

    contact with public sales plus commissions, great work atmposshpere

    Cons

    not enough days and hours


  9. "Advertising Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff and management team, very supportive of sales reps

    Cons

    Aggressive budgets and rapidly changing courses can get frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that comp plan rewards reps for selling what they're directed to sell


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees in advertising and in other areas outside of advertising.

    Cons

    Very poor executive management within advertising department. Very unrealistic stretch revenue goals and comp plan makes it nearly impossible for most reps to make bonus. Potential bonus (not commission) is much less than former comp plan. Leadership has no communication or people skills and piles more and more paperwork on reps while not replacing assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to mention


  11. "Challenging and rewarding being a sales rep at Richmond Times Dispatch."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telemarketing in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Telemarketing in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the challange of persuading customers to purchase or upgrade a product I believe in and will benefit the customers.

    Cons

    Calling outside Richmond metro area and convincing people they can still benefit from a subscription to an out of area newspaper.

    Advice to Management

    Just judge everyone on performance regardless of how long they have been with the company.



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