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Updated August 21, 2017
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  • Senior management no longer cares about the print subscription and circulation (in 5 reviews)

  • no benefits, going to contractor work, no longer gave mileage, pay decrease, uneasy or never sure when the job might end (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "System Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere and work life balance.

    Cons

    Newspapers are not very profitable currently.


  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time

    Pros

    Owned by a great parent company, Cox.

    Cons

    Low morale on the sales floor do to blatant favoritism and poor leadership.

  3. "Trying times, but little loyalty to employees"

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

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart folks, great co-workers. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Little loyalty to employees, and not much encouragement for giving feedback, if it's at odds with proposals by higher-ups. Generally, in this kind of work, at other places, a variety of opinions is solicited, either because you want to reach a mass audience outside the building or you recognize that you have a smart, curious and engaged workforce inside the building. Not so much here.

    Advice to Management

    Try more to care about the staff's opinions and to not act like everyone is replaceable, even if everyone is replaceable.


  4. "Account Execuitve"

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

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The AJC is an established name in news reporting that has been around for more than 100 years. Additionally, it is owned by Cox, so there is that.

    Cons

    The AJC is the "Red Headed Step Child" of Cox, and employees feel it- especially if you are working in the ad department. Senior management is a disaster. They go by the model of "Throw it to the wall and see if it sticks." Unfortunately for employees most of the time, it doesn't stick and they are they ones who end up suffering, be it in pay cuts, ridiculous hours, lack of support staff, and even job elimination shortly after hire/promotion. Sadly it is the effect of the changing world of media, in which they are constantly trying to compete (product pushing- specifically digital), as print is dying, which they can't (won't) admit.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are very unhappy and are afraid of you. You are very closed off. Perhaps one way to helps drive your sales is to worry a bit more about your staff's overall well being, instead of driving people like slaves. You might be surprised with the effects of the numbers.


  5. "Great journalist - poor sales culture"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Multimedia Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great writers and reporters. Good co-workers
    Amazing parent company that keeps it afloat

    Cons

    Old school management style of watching the clock vs. performance.
    Creates false sense of culture and team collaboration through weekly 'sales rallies'
    The chosen ones do what they want despite sales performance while others work their tails off.

    Advice to Management

    Reward results not brown-nosing
    Focus on your products not reselling other vendors


  6. "Delivery driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Loganville, GA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Loganville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work hours and good routes

    Cons

    Need Larger routes and delivery locations

    Advice to Management

    Please hire me


  7. "Love the ajc"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company plenty of opportunities. They often promote from within rather than outside hiring which was a huge plus for me

    Cons

    Customer service is not great, often dealing with disgruntled customers. Other than that nothing else I can think of that I didn't enjoy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Culture for Digital and Print Advertising Reps"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a cafe downstairs and rooms for mothers to pump. The health benefits are very good because it is a Cox owned company.

    Cons

    Location and traffic are horrible. "clock in, clock out" mentality. If I wanted that I would not have gone to college and stayed in retail. They are so antsy and scared people aren't working that they make people feel micromanaged. You have a badge and are asked why you left at 5:24 and not 5:30. It makes you want to be a clock watcher...because they are. They also do not train you on product and have a wonky insertion order process.

    Advice to Management

    Create a trusting culture that mentors and helps your reps not make them feel they are walking on eggshells from the moment they start. Create servant leaders that will create servant sellers for your clients.


  9. "Packaging associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy. Relaxing environment. Independent and you get a hour break plus a small 15 min break

    Cons

    Stand up for 8 hours. Training is not really good, they let you just stand around because you don't know what to do. Pay is bi weekly but for little pay it should definitely be weekly

    Advice to Management

    Better pay. People will work harder


  10. "Lost leadership"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The teamwork and support are great.
    Good salary & benefits

    Cons

    Sales management has high ADHD and can't maintain focus.
    Always changing direction with a high emphasis on selling digital outside AJC.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core and what separates you from your competitors.


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