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Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Good paper gone down the tubes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Reporter in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Sun Sentinel was a growing, thriving, expanding paper when I joined the staff but due to the dying industry the quality of the product has plummeted.

    Cons

    All of the experienced reporters have been laid off or left for greener pastures and what's left are young, inexperienced staff who will work for peanuts. Paper is moving out of Ft, Lauderdale and won't even have a presence in the city it covers.

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for taking a few moments to share your feedback. While many are focused on the challenges the industry faces, we believe the Sun-Sentinel has a tremendous opportunity to capture. While the... More


  2. "not forward-thinking"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel full-time

    Pros

    content is king, passionate and talented journalists, excellent audience

    Cons

    jurassic leadership mentality on business/sales end of the spectrum, leadership has lack of trust for salespeople. micromanagement in the worst way--bedchecks and

    Advice to Management

    it's time to enter the year 2k and beyond. utilize technology (ie go-to-meetings and such) to keep your salesforce on the road instead of punching a timeclock

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Feb 10, 2017 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree with your statement that our Sales organization must be forward-thinking and leverage technologies to enable our sales teams to work more effectively. We have... More

  3. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people; hard working and dedicated; important mission and service to the community

    Cons

    declining industry; constant staff and resource reductions

    Advice to Management

    make sure to care about the managers and staff; they're under tremendous stress


  4. "Client Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. New cafeteria

    Cons

    No leadership. Frequent layoffs. No communication. No pay raises. No reason to stay there.

    Advice to Management

    There are other employees besides sales reps and journalists. Appreciate them before they all leave. Free tickets, a word of appreciation , anything..

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    We understand that an engaged workforce is critical to the success of an organization. We are working to implement new employee training and development programs across the company. Additionally, we... More


  5. "Worst place to work EVER!! Run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros to think of

    Cons

    This job has no room for advancement. The Newspaper is a dying breed. No one here has received a raise in years. People that recently get jobs here leave within a month or two. Everyday people come in here waiting for it all to end. The halls are empty, there's barely anyone here anymore due to major layoffs. Don't waste your time! Find a job with much more incentive; because there is none given here

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that actually have managerial experience and actually care about their staff

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Jul 19, 2016 – Talent Engagement Manager

    Thank you for taking a few moments to share your feedback. While many are focused on the challenges the industry faces, we believe the Sun-Sentinel has a tremendous opportunity to capture. Our... More


  6. "Declining industry"

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    Former Employee - Press Opoerator in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Press Opoerator in Deerfield Beach, FL

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with average pay.

    Cons

    Poor work/family balance. Working night shift is hard enough and then they demand you stay to work the day shift.

    Advice to Management

    Be more human and respect the employees time with their families.

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Recruitment Manager

    We’re sorry to hear you’ve had a disappointing experience. We strive to ensure our employees have work/life balance and appreciate your feedback on this matter.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They value the employee and are family friendly

    Cons

    Not on the cutting edge when it comes to employee equipment

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on the future and invest in training

    Sun-Sentinel Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your review. Feedback from employees like you is essential to implementing positive changes and we’ll pass your feedback to the appropriate teams.

  8. "Editorial Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun-Sentinel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allows me to work and grow with an exceptional editorial team. Stable schedule, the ability to work on my major and the opportunity to grow in one of the best newspaper companies in Florida.

    Cons

    2 months hiatus between the end of the high school season and the start of a new one.


  9. "great place to learn about corporate america"

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Digital Sales in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of training- awesome people

    Cons

    everyone is concerned with the bottom line they forget about he employees and are losing talented people.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the folks doing the work and help them grow or you wll lose them.


  10. "Great resume builder"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn many new tasks that can really beef up your resume
    Free to be as creative as you want
    Overall work atmosphere is enjoyable

    Cons

    Extremely long hours with no compensation
    Very hard to take a vacation lasting longer than three days
    Management will sympathize with you but will not offer any solution

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay for your editors (they earn it!) and help employees comes up with solutions to their work problems instead of just being that shoulder to cry on


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