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San Diego Daily Transcript Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Contract work from anywhere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Daily Transcript as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible - you can you sign up with how much audio time you want to work on. Keep in mind, it's not how much time you want to spend transcribing. It's the length of audio you'll receive.

    Pay rates can be pretty good at times.

    Feedback from QAs - useful for improvement.

    Availability and willingness from QAs to respond to questions or clarifications.

    Cons

    Sometimes the audio files can be very difficult to transcribe due to the quality of file (technical issues, heavy accents, etc.) so you can end up spending a lot more time on a short file.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the availability and openness of all staff. I certainly appreciate the fact that I know I will receive feedback, an answer or clarification whenever I send an email. :)

    Improve the process for shift sign up and updates. Especiallly on mobile version.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Daily Transcript (More than a year)

    Pros

    San Diego Daily Transcript was a great place to work. Relaxed, friendly, pleasant atmosphere!

    Cons

    Company is now on-line only, office is closed

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Altadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Altadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Daily Transcript (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, lax atmosphere, location

    Cons

    There was little to no set procedure in handling situations. Company too lax on employees breaking company policies.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Diego Daily Transcript full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people in the Legal and Marketing Departments were awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Too much drama with a few of the employees.


  5. "Good company with friendly atmosphere and long history"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Diego Daily Transcript full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Coworkers are tight-knit and nice
    -Benefits are competitive, especially for a small to mid-size business
    -Salaried employees enjoy an excellent work-life balance
    -Media-benefits are enjoyable (free lunches, activities and events)

    Cons

    -Little to no advancement
    -Closure of publication in September (after 130 years of business)

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the market and implement policy change more quickly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just like grade school only worse."

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

    I worked at San Diego Daily Transcript full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to make some new friends.

    Cons

    Screaming sales manager. This guy has never had a management role or training. His ego was only exceeded by his tales of his past glory as a salesperson.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Learned some sales techniques that were helpful. Got to see how a newspaper was printed and regulated. Enjoyed working downtown.

    Cons

    Threatened to be fired each and every week up until I started and when I quit. Senior executives enable you tell tell lies and false information in accordance to sell any product possible. Sales pitch they gave me was awful and sounded like a telemarketers pitch. Senior executives were offensive and not intellectual by any means.

    Advice to Management

    Explain what your new employees are getting involved with before you hire them.

  8. "One of the worst jobs I've ever had."

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paychecks don't bounce. Very nice employees.

    Cons

    Every day you wonder, why in the hell am I still here?

    Advice to Management

    They are scared to death of losing their jobs.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Better to be an ill fated wife of Engand's King Henry XVIII, than work in this revolving door castle..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a very old, established, privately owned business.
    Great Employees!

    Cons

    Poor leadership/ executive management - "Good Ole Boy Network"

    It's a very old, established, privately owned business.

    The owners are far removed from the people who are making the organization run - they are only interested in the money coming in and maintaining their affluent lifestyle.

    There is no encouragement of work/life balance, employee professional development or continuing education. They also don't reward or recognize top employees.

    Employee compensation is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    See all the Cons above..


  10. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Market Research in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Market Research in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No arguments when I need to take a day off

    Cons

    Low paying which can be expected in the newspaper industry. No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Most everything is good to go. Expectation are met for this kind of industry