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Updated September 18, 2017
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  • I worked with great people and the atmosphere was really exciting; great experience for someone considering a career in the news industry (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent pay/benefits, nice people, free parking, on-site cafeteria (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Payroll in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Payroll in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People

    Tons of History

    Keeps you notified with current events.

    Cons

    Changing business model so it is a little unstable.

    Pay could be a bit better.

    Location has tough parking.


  2. "Intern"

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

    I worked at The Boston Globe part-time

    Pros

    I worked with great people and the atmosphere was really exciting; great experience for someone considering a career in the news industry.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth because almost everyone with a solid position has been there forever (and will stay there forever)

  3. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time

    Pros

    What you do serves a purpose, supporting journalism. Finding a sustainable business model for News.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation. Difficult to attract top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent and technology to build a sustainable model for the future of paid journalism.


  4. "Applicant beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it looks good on a resume

    Cons

    very poor management styles, super high turnover, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    caring about your employees goes a long way.


  5. "Hardworking people, but a company in managerial disarray"

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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 Boston Globe full-time

    Pros

    A media company that matters. Great reporters.

    Cons

    A "doom and gloom" atmosphere that's tough to shake and, unfortunately, prevalent in many newsrooms throughout the country.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to drive revenue. Pour most of your resources into tech and revenue-driving. The rest will follow, or it wasn't meant to be.


  6. "mailroom"

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    Former Employee - Mailroom Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Mailroom Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It allowed me to do what i had to do with my child during the day.

    Cons

    It was overnights and i would have to sleep during the day for the next night.


  7. "amazing place to work"

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

    I have been working at The Boston Globe full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic, supportive people. Easy to work in teams because everybody's hardworking and dedicated -- also fun. If you work hard and prove yourself, you can move up. Good opportunities. You can be proud to work there.

    Cons

    Long hours, but that's any newspaper.

  8. "News and Feature writer at The Boston Globe."

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    Former Employee - Reporter/Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Reporter/Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Total freedom and Independence, mutual trust between me and editors and publishers.

    Cons

    There were no cons in reporting, except maybe numb wrists. Marketing was less work and paid more.

    Advice to Management

    I work well alone and am not intimidated by deadlines. I especially enjoy working with highly intelligent people, as my tested IQ is 195.


  9. "Rapidly changing company that still has no direction"

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

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I gained a lot of experience working at the Globe. There are some really great people working there!

    Cons

    Management continually makes decisions without having an idea of what the effects might be. Toxic employees are allowed to stay and even rewarded. Advertising and sales methods feel slimy.


  10. "Advertising Account Executive"

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

    I worked at The Boston Globe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good commute and free parking.

    Cons

    Extremely low employee morale and dysfunctional environment.


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