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The Post and Courier Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Advertising Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management, thinks only of the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. ""Finance""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Post and Courier full-time

    Pros

    No pros to be able to come up with.

    Cons

    Illegal practices, discriminatory behavior and poor business practices by management. Management cuts corners regardless and does not care about employees. Poor benefits and can not get adequate or correct information from human resources. Only training provided was a driver's exam with video.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that many employees WITNESS your actions. They speak in volumes compared to words. Understand that you run an antiquated business along with antiquated business practices and ignorance.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about the company

    Cons

    Age and Sex Discrimination Prevalent


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  5. "Customer Service Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy/Simple Tasks, Great/Welcoming Atmosphere, Downtown Location

    Cons

    Pay
    Little to no room for growth


  6. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some wonderful people to work with that really care about the clients.

    Cons

    Base salary too low for sales, lack of reward or thanks for a job well done.


  7. "Newsroom review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time

    Pros

    I actually worked here in the late 90s but that is not an option to select here so much of this may have changed. Most of the time, coworkers were very supportive and helpful when personal and professional issues arose. They made an effort to integrate you into the culture and make you feel like you were part of the team.

    Cons

    This is a daily newspaper so office politics were played like a sport. Office gossip also ran rampant and promotions did not occur quickly. There's was speculation that people played favorites instead of placing importance on actual talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep personal feelings aside when assessing talent.


  8. "The Salisbury Post HAS been a great publication it's whole life but..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I was there the staff was larger. As with many publications, layoffs and not filling open positions have plagued this one too. I left with nothing but good feelings, management has since changed so I couldn't speak for how things are now.

    Cons

    Mostly just that they laid off all but maybe one of their photographers over the years and now rely too much on reporters for their photos.

    Advice to Management

    None other than the negative aspects above.


  9. "Great job!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Charleston, SC

    I worked at The Post and Courier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treat you like family and really care about your success

    Cons

    Not clear on communication when new products come along

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the reps


  10. "Loved working for the company.T"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is always looking for people that are motivated to learn to do more than one job at a time.

    Cons

    This industry has changed because people are reading the paper on line. They have been able to get the job done with far less people.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Felt underpaid and disrespected as a woman, management does not recognize and utilize talent."

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    Former Employee - Mid-level Editor in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Mid-level Editor in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are decent (health insurance, 401K). If you want to work for a daily newspaper in Charleston, it's your choice. There are some wonderful people to work with there outside of most management (support roles, some departments are run better than others). There's a cafe with somewhat edible food!

    Cons

    Management is terribly misguided. They are more interested in "yes people" than those who have talent and capabilities. Also, many layoffs recently have left a shoestring staff to try and run not only The Post and Courier but the many other papers it owns/supports across the state. Vacation is just 10 days for the first 5 years of employment (I tried to negotiate this but was told it could not be). I also tried to negotiate a ridiculously low starting salary but was unable to get a budge; and after several years of employment including promotions, I left there making barely more than when I started.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and stop rewarding those who are incompetent just because they do as they are told and don't make waves. Good management is hard to find there, and the mantra "just be happy you have a job" is repeated far too often. If management treated employees with more respect (i.e., sharing information, treating employees as equals, making employees feel valued), the company would have a better chance of surviving in today's difficult world of newspaper publishing. I never met Pierre, and I don't know how much influence he actually has in day-to-day operations.


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