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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    trusted with many story assignments, stories got published

    Cons

    may not be a ton of flexibility to write for different sections


  2. "Packaging"

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    Current Employee - Hopper Loader in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Hopper Loader in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at South Bend Tribune part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You put ads into a machine called a hopper. It is good exercise and you work your muscles by bending, lifting, and turning. Co-workers are friendly most of the time.

    Cons

    Short breaks but you get paid for the breaks so that is a pro of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind when talking to the employees if they are making a mistake on the hopper. Yelling at them doesn't help.

  3. "Eh."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Bend Tribune part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are always fun and keep things lighthearted. Will teach you extreme patience and get your foot in the door to better Customer Service jobs.

    Cons

    Company has way more on their plate than they have employees. They have all these huge plans because the paper medium has run it's course, but they pay their employees basically nothing for having to deal with all of their garbage. I always felt awful for the subscribers because it seemed like they never got their paper, so I understood why they were so upset all the time. All of the equipment is from, I'm pretty sure, about 1990. They swore up and down all the time, "We'll be getting new stuff and a new system and everything will be so much easier and better for you guys." I was there for a year and never saw any of it, it made the job so much harder than it had to be.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay people a living wage and they won't be screwing up deliveries so much, you should try it. A $20 gift card isn't a bonus either, that's why I've said there are no bonuses.


  4. "Retail advertising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at South Bend Tribune full-time

    Pros

    The other salespeople are great and the HR department was wonderful.

    Cons

    The advertising department is full of incompetent management.


  5. "It was a really good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at South Bend Tribune part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is great,all people persons.

    Cons

    Some employees could use at least 30 minute lunch break.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions and raises when company can and should.


  6. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and free subscription.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and weekend shifts.


  7. "Fun working for peanuts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at South Bend Tribune full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great gang of reporters and editors. Everyone is always looking for the next best thing to improve. Fun, fast-paced newsroom.

    Cons

    Less-than-competitive salaries.
    Cost-cutting comes in newsroom, not sales or administration

  8. ""People" people"

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    Current Employee - Packaging Assistant in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Packaging Assistant in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at South Bend Tribune part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free newspaper delivered 7 days a week

    Cons

    few full time positions available


  9. "Employees were good to work with, but declining newspaper industry caused a lot of cutbacks."

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    Former Employee - District Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - District Manager in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at South Bend Tribune full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees I worked with was great.

    Cons

    Owners reduced benefits and pay across the board and started eliminating jobs. Plus, they cutback severly on all expenses making it hard to run the offices. They continually preached 'doing more with less' while they continued to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Severe decline in job security and pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Free newspaper...oh, boy!
    It used to be a great place to work until the management changed and the decline in newspaper readership.

    Cons

    Hours are not consistent with family life.
    No raises in 5 years.
    5% pay-cut.
    Benefits reduced.
    No one with experience in management positions.
    Laying off the best employees due to higher salaries.
    Culture of part-time employees to save on benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Even though the newspaper industry is in decline you can't get rid of your best employees to save a few pennies for the higher ups. Management has no vision to get things moving again.


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