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Updated May 20, 2017
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  1. "low paid, problematic management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a great chance to learn about the local community and acquire writing as well as people skills

    Cons

    extremely low paid, abusive and ridiculous HR department, anti-innovation management


  2. "employee"

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

    I worked at World Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a stable job if you work more than 10 hours per day without getting overtime salary.

    Cons

    Starts from 2016, employees need to pay 6000 dollars to World Journal before they start to work, in case of the employees quit the job within three years. The three years start to count since the employees get the H1B status, the period when they work for World Journal with OPT doesn't count into the three years.
    You have to work overtime almost every single day. But on the timesheet you can't write down that you work for more than 40 hours per week, so that the employer doesn't need to pay you the overtime.
    The salary is very low.
    The management is messed up.

    Advice to Management

    The directors should understand that the employees have personal lives other than the job.

  3. "good place to try for a while"

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

    I worked at World Journal full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, great opportunity to meet lots of people in different occasion

    Cons

    on call on break day

    Advice to Management

    more guidance.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "don't care OPT students"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Whitestone, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in Whitestone, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    stable, no overtime work, no pressure

    Cons

    not creative at all, they don't like any changes. young employees don't have any chances to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    take care of young employees and their ideas


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The company will sponsor work visa and may be willing to sponsor green card.
    -Comparable health insurance plan (tho family members are not allowed to enrolled)

    Cons

    -If employees want to get sponsored, they have to sign a 3 year long contract which includes non-compete clause. If employees break the contract, no matter they work for the same field or another field, they have to pay $6000 - $10000 penalty.

    -If you don't pay the penalty, HR won't file law suite but they will use all kinds of tactics to mentally torture or scare you.

    -Work overtime almost everyday and the company won't pay for it.

    Advice to Management

    The management always think work visa sponsorship is a big favor to young new immigrants and take people's hard work for granted. but the fact is, the company needs employees speak native Chinese, and guess who speaks native Chinese? NATIVE CHINESE!!!!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Low Pay But Stable Job"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher in College Point, NY
    Former Employee - Desktop Publisher in College Point, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at World Journal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Stable Job
    - Fast pace, multitask
    - Late night work, good for night owl or housewife

    Cons

    - Late night work, bad for health
    - Minimum wage
    - No or very little raise

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. Helpful (2)

    "stable work but backward system"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at World Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work here is very stable, 9-5 working hours, little work overtime. Company is good for freshman, it allows to make mistakes.

    Cons

    very low rage for new employee. the working system is backward and no one want to break the old notion.

    Advice to Management

    please be open mind and take care of the young employees.

  8. "Advertising Rep - Boston Edition"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Advertising Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at World Journal full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every World Journal branch is independently owned, for my region:

    Best colleagues
    Great Flexible Boss
    Doing good work and important journalism
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    No positions to be promoted to
    Small company, although this makes colleagues very close

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be flexible and making employees feel important


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Politics everywhere"

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    Former Employee - Event & Project Coordinator in Whitestone, NY
    Former Employee - Event & Project Coordinator in Whitestone, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at World Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good platform if you want to concentrate on Chinese community here

    Cons

    Extremely low-pay with the Taiwanese policies that only Taiwanese could accept. People enjoy playing politics. They are not seriously doing their job. No opportunities at all.

    Advice to Management

    No cure.


  10. "Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time, exposure to various people and events, not much assignment from supervisors

    Cons

    Poor salary and bonus. Employees lack sense of achievement.

    Advice to Management

    People devote according to how much they are paid.


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