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  1. "Great Place for an Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    As an intern, you can be given a lot of responsibility and opportunities to prove yourself. Also, upper-level employees are very supportive and willing to share career information and advice. One of the best features of the summer internship program is the speaker series, when various people from different magazines and positions within the company at large come and tell the inter class about their career paths, what's going on in the industry, and how to achieve what they've achieved. Another nice aspect of working at Time Inc seems to be that once you're within the company, it's fairly easy to move around between different brands.

    Cons

    This is the case in most of the magazine industry, but obviously the pay isn't amazing at the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, awesome coworkers. Company vehicle can be used to make sales calls.

    Cons

    Pressure packed environment. Management puts a lot of pressure on their reps for results. Doesn't really provide constructive solutions to get to goal.

    Advice to Management

    Walk around and talk with your sales staff once in awhile.

  3. "CMells"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They never hesitate to invest in you.
    Great IT experience.

    Cons

    Newspaper Industry is in question. Needs to re-invent themselves.

    Advice to Management

    re-invent yourself.


  4. "Good company to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Webmaster in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company - you get to know almost everyone
    Opportunities to learn about how your role in the company affects the business as a whole

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance
    Understaffed in many areas - IT, newsroom, marketing to be specific


  5. "Times Publishing Co."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The Staff is very helpful to new people. Great room for advancement, My first month there I was offered another job but declined to continue working up the department I am assigned too.

    Cons

    Staffer turnover rate is high partly because they will not start anyone full-time. The department I am in starts new people at 18 hours, but after you "prove" yourself a 1000 hour spot should be no problem.


  6. "Advertising Sales Rep-Outside"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company Values, Work/Life Balance, People, Integrity, Largest Newspaper in the Southeast, Bonus Structure, CEO, and upper management, flexibility and freedom, vacation.

    Cons

    Base salary, my direct sales manager led by fear, and was a bully, benefits are awful, they do not match 401K, no REAL training programs, no way to move up nor make more money, set unrealistic goals making it near impossible to make your numbers, no territory change over, always stuck with same old territory, award winning was political, and the same old people always won. Lots of turn-over with sales reps because unrealistic goals and low base salaries, and poor compensation on gas. Layoffs and loss of pay several times.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the sales managers are providing a atmosphere that is encouraging and motivating. Managing with fear tactics doesn't work. Create a development program so that there is something to aspire to be, and you will keep good talent. Figure out a way to increase the base salary at least into the low 40's.


  7. "Prefers to end with a whimper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competent coworkers who care about the newspaper, great news environment, slowly embracing digital approach to news, decent salaries still linger despite no raise in 8 years

    Cons

    Downward spiral of newspaper industry is being embraced rather than fought. Board of directors has little interest in employee welfare. Poor communication between staff and management in some cases (not all) and no efforts made to improve situation. Staff asked to take on duties of retired/laid off employees with no compensation or even work distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and take their advice when they make suggestions. Listen to readers -- see what they want to read about. Keeping your employees happy will provide you with better workers who are more willing to go the extra mile.

  8. "Newspapers are failing becuase they missed the opportunity to bring themselves out of the dark ages 25 years ago."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The quality of the news reports are excellent.

    Cons

    Management does not respect or care about workers at the low end of pay the scale. Approximately 60% of total compensation goes to upper management. It is an organization that does like change. It is best to do as you are told and forget about expressing your opinion. If you do express your opinion and disagree with the establishment , it will cost you in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your middle managers that "brow beat" the employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "News paper"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Times Publishing Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a creative job

    Cons

    Sold out to Gatehouse and now all design work is being outsourced

    Advice to Management

    the Management in the production dept does not exist...


  10. "Discriminatory Practices"

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

    Pros

    Great Healthcare Benefits. Newspaper Subscription Discounts.

    Cons

    Working at Erie Times is a nightmare. They interview you for a specific job then once you are hired they assign additional jobs/duties to your schedule and expect you to stay after your shift ends to complete your work overload. Stay away from classified advertising unless you are in dire need on a job. There is a female supervisor who will yell at you, embarrass you in front of your peers, call you in a meeting three times a week and give you dirty looks if you dare call in sick. This supervisor will hold unscheduled reviews at the drop of a hat. You will be sitting at your desk and get an email inviting you for an impromptu review. You will also have a formal review every month. Depending on your race or ethnicity, you will be watched carefully. Every time you take a bathroom break or stop for coffee that will be counted against you. You will be over-worked and underpaid. Erie Times News is one of the worst company to work for. Stay away, for your own sanity and peace of mind.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a communication course so you can learn how to communicate with people from all different background. Stop yelling at your staff in front of others. Learn how to talk to someone instead of talking over them. Stop being so condescending and spiteful. Stop conducting monthly reviews where you harshly and negatively criticize your employees. Challenge yourself to become a better communicator and listener.