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The Chicago Sun-Times Reviews

Updated March 28, 2019
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  1. "Editorial Intern - Splash"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for Splash, it was a great experience. All of the people I worked with were extremely nice and helpful. It was nice to have an internship that taught me a lot, but I didn't feel like there was too much pressure on me.

    Cons

    The only con would be the tight area were the interns worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! A great, fun publication.


  2. "Tough Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Dying industry made it difficult to acquire new clients.

  3. "Run as fast as you can...."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I honestly cant think of one pro of working here other than getting a lousy paycheck

    Cons

    terrible pay, lack of direction and setting teams up for failure. they could care less about their employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Anon"

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

    I have been working at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and easy to work with, free coffee and free papers in the office

    Cons

    The management has lost the trust of its staff and seems clueless. The future looks bleak but the staff are not really told the truth of how the paper is doing. Low morale and low pay. Bad benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and keep them informed. Boost morale if you want to retain people.


  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, every day is different.

    Cons

    Goals were not always realistic. As example. A section that in year one did very well gets repeated over and over until it eventually dies. Instead of coming up with something new, doing the same thing year after year tends to get less results but the expectation is more revenue.


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    "A great mission in Chicago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great location, good people, great reporting

    Cons

    Media industry is a tough place to be in right now


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    part of an institution, free coffe

    Cons

    multiple change in management, unsure of future of print

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great people who are overworked and stressed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    Great team of hard-working people; editorial staff does amazing job in spite of constant ownership changes.

    Cons

    Understaffed so very stressful work environment; constant changing of work titles and responsibilities; numerous ownership changes (often clueless) in last decade have led to major staff turnover and hit-or-miss changes in direction and priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees; pick a direction and stay with it


  9. "The Band on The Titanic"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Despite a rough landscape for newspapers, the comradery of the staff was great, even if the morale sometimes wasn't.

    Cons

    Management is backed into a corner trying to figure out solutions to finding more revenue, but some of those solutions have really eroded the integrity of the newspaper.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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

    I worked at The Chicago Sun-Times full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with at that time

    Cons

    Market share continued to diminish

    Advice to Management

    Determine your role in the market and develop a sustainable business plan to handle that role.