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Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "Editorial Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "My experience was great right up until the point at which my job was eliminated, after 20 years of excellent reviews."

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

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was great until about 2007. Lots of resources, lots of support, lots of room for creativity and self-motivation. Happiest I've ever been professionally was at the Sun-Sentinel. Then I was tossed from the 10th floor.

    Cons

    I can't think of a single one, except that my job disappeared. At least I wasn't lonely as I was swept out the door. Two or three hundred other competent journalists were encouraged to find other employment.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some journalists. Your product is a shadow of what it was even three years ago. it looks like a shopper, not a newspaper, and your remaining journalists are working themselves to death.


  6. "A steady job, but don't expect much advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun-Sentinel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Slightly better pay for graphic artist jobs. Full health benefits and the ability to accrue paid vacation time. Other job opportunities in the company to apply for. Day or nighttime shifts.

    Cons

    The company offers very little or no raises at an employee's yearly review. New positions are very commonly treated as lateral moves so there's no extra pay for transferring. There is a lot of micro-management. Morale is low as the newspaper industry in general is suffering.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on new money-generating ideas and stop bombarding the employees with processes and procedures. Also consider offering raises to all your employers rather than just bonuses for upper management.


  7. "Great resume builder"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "great place to learn about corporate america"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Declining industry"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Love the people within the organization and good team moral. Vast product mix which gives tons of of selling oppurtuniti"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Product mix
    Good people
    Good benefits
    Good willing wot work with staff
    Good Leadership team

    Cons

    some product fulfillment
    Diluted industry
    decline in print models
    Old selling models

    Advice to Management

    more flexibility in negotiating for reps


  11. "Good paper gone down the tubes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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