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Updated 29 Jun 2019

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  1. "Business intern"

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    Former Employee - Business Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leniency to pursue individual reporting projects, incredible editors, strong investigative team, unbiased reporting

    Cons

    McClatchy isn't very flexible with digital news but News & Observer does its best to serve its digital audience given its tools

    The News & Observer2017-09-14
  2. "It was a lot of fun"

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    Former Employee - News Reporter 

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great journalists who care about their state and community.

    Cons

    Newspapers across the country are shrinking, making it harder to thoroughly cover their communities.

    Advice to Management

    Preserve the company's niches of sports and state government reporting, but don't forget about Raleigh.

    The News & Observer2019-06-29
  3. "Sales People: Run."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office, and good coffee.

    Cons

    No training, no leadership, only orders, unrealistic expectations, and delusional managers. If you enjoy selling, you won't do that here, you'll get meetings for overly inflated people who will steal your pitch and steal ideas from other companies in the market. No loyalty to long term employees, high turnover, high rate of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people until you learn about leading.

    The News & Observer2018-10-24
  4. "An okay place for work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The News & Observer part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, hours, people and environment

    Cons

    Communications from management at McClatchy to N&O employees

    Advice to Management

    noe

    The News & Observer2018-07-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Be Prepared to Learn and Leave"

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

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great starter job for someone straight out of college. Convenient to everything downtown.

    Cons

    This used to be a great company to work for! They took care of their employees, and not just financially, but in all aspects. You used to feel valued as an employee, cared about and treated with respect. I used to brag so much about my job, friends and family wanted to quit their jobs to work there. Management team was excellent, no micro-managing, allowed and encouraged to grow, etc. IT IS NOT THAT WAY ANYMORE!... For sales reps, their pay is capped, goals unreachable. Customer service internally/externally has gone out the window in all departments! There used to be great people, who really loved their job, most with 10+ years invested into the company and they were driven out!

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    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians! Remember to take care of your employees, value them and they will work even harder for you!

    The News & Observer2018-01-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Collection Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The News & Observer part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours were great. Great coworkers in the dept.

    Cons

    Corp America Managers didn't care about the employees

    The News & Observer2017-10-28
  7. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    learned about different businesses and how they operate met great clients and networked a lot with different clients

    Cons

    commission structure is AWFUL constant meetings/trainings and micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees to do what they need to do come up with a commission plan that is fair and livable

    The News & Observer2017-10-31
  8. "No thanks."

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

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time

    Pros

    This can be a good place to get experience early in your career. Don't stay for more than a year or two.

    Cons

    The politics and relationships within the office are dysfunctional. There is a lot of gossip. Problems tend to worsen instead of resolving. Employees who perform poorly continue doing so without consequences, while employees who perform well leave quickly for other opportunities.

    The News & Observer2017-10-26
  9. "Not the greatest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The News & Observer full-time

    Pros

    Benefits co workers clients location

    Cons

    Management pay non existent promotions dishonest

    The News & Observer2017-07-18
  10. "Client Success"

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    Current Employee - Client Success in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at The News & Observer full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Evolving digital marketing company with a longstanding history and vision you can trust. Positive, motivated team members. Strong leadership. Forward-thinking, intelligent new publisher.

    Cons

    None - this is a great place to work! Positive, collaborative environment. Good place to learn about client-focused digital marketing.

    The News & Observer2017-05-06
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