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St. Louis Post Dispatch Reviews

Updated March 30, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work. Competitive wages and benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice air conditioned office building

    Cons

    They closed down the kitchen

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth


  2. "Great group in St. Louis, but corporate is slowly killing operation"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Editor in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated, talented group of people running things locally. They do great work with resources available (which is very little).

    Cons

    Owned by Lee Enterprises, which is massively in debt and looking to cut costs and jobs at all times. Office equipment hasn't been updated in at least 15 years and directives coming from corporate are fine for smaller operations in the chain, but not one the size of the P-D.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people updated better on personnel moves. Shouldn't have to find out people are no longer co-workers by powers of deduction or eventually through the grapevine.
    Work on getting competent security. Sorry, but a turnstile and/or sleeping guards aren't going to stop a crazy person from coming off the street and doing bad things.
    More than anything, find another corporate owner. People are leaving, through buyout or layoffs, far too often and leaving coverage holes that are flat-out embarrassing for an operation that size.

  3. "Media Specialist then Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard for this company, you will have limitless opportunities to grow in your career and income. Working here in advertising has allowed me to stay current on advertising trends and digital media. They have the best digital resources in the entire St. Louis area. If you want to have an awesome suite of products that are easy to sell, this place is the best in town.

    Cons

    This is a job for someone that isn't afraid of high expectations. The days move so quickly and there is so much to do that you can feel overwhelmed if you don't manage your time right.


  4. "Great place for media sales executives to excel."

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Limitless products. Dry innovative.

    Cons

    Media is a changing medium.


  5. "Meaningful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time

    Pros

    The work we do is meaningful. We capture the stories of society and start conversations that really impact lives.

    Cons

    There are so many misconceptions about our industry. I only wish everyone could understand the labor and development that goes into each product we launch. We're not just a newspaper.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting for our first amendment freedom to cover the news.


  6. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Account Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is very transparent and supportive. Encourages learning and growth. Team players.

    Cons

    Owned by Lee Enterprises. Declining industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Retail Advertising Sales"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have a large advertising product platform. There are many resources within to include a certified, premiere digital agency. The people are friendly and great benefits offered. There's also a workout room in the building for employees who want to use!

    Cons

    the misconception people have about newspaper readership.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of good employees, pay them well and they will stay. Let go of negative, entitled ones that complain. No one wants to hear it.

  8. "Post Review"

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    Current Employee - Online Fulfillment Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Online Fulfillment Account Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, flexible, fast paced, etc.

    Cons

    Great company but it is in bankruptcy. 7 years with out any raise or incentives is the reason why I am looking.


  9. "Titanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have a job and the paycheck clears.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor morale, no room for growth intellectually or in a career.

    Advice to Management

    A silo of information is only useful if you understand what it is used for.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Louis Post Dispatch full-time

    Pros

    PD often promotes from within

    Cons

    High expectations hard to sometimes balance with family