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World Journal Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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Found 26 reviews

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Jen Feng Yang
8 Ratings
  1. "Advertising Rep - Boston Edition"

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

    I worked at World Journal full-time for 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

    World Journal2016-06-16
  2. "Dont work here"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at World Journal full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pretty chill work environment. Best for people who are about to retire.

      Cons

      Not so good for people who want to grow/learn.

      World Journal2019-07-12
    • "You need to know what you want from this experience"

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      Former Employee - News Reporter in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at World Journal full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      H1B Good hands on experience of exploring NYC deeply. Good connections with people from all kinds of industries.

      Cons

      Low pay High stress Very busy schedule

      Advice to Management

      Less control

      World Journal2019-02-27
    • "disgusting company"

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

      I have been working at World Journal full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      honestly no pros at all. all of my colleagues at World Journal are not happy

      Cons

      the company loves Taiwanese, it's not fair. no raise of salary and no opportunities to growth.

      Advice to Management

      All of the managers are not friendly.

      World Journal2019-01-24
    • "Designer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at World Journal part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Nice coworkers Sometimes have great desserts

      Cons

      I have a great manger. But some department manager is not easy to communicate.

      World Journal2018-08-27
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      "News Reporter"

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      Former Employee - News Reporter 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at World Journal full-time

      Pros

      You can learn a lot when you meet and interview people. WJ creates a good platform that almost everyone loves to be interviewed by journalists from this company. It helps you to build up your own network for your future career. Editors provide training to you on a daily basis. They teach you the skills to interview and to write. This is a fast-growing position. You don't work in an office. You can work remotely...

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      Cons

      The company requires you to sign a contract to make sure you work for them 3 more years after you get your H1B working visa. Don't know if it is legal or not, but many students holding F-1 visa do not have many choices. If you wish to apply for greencard after H1B, you need to sign a new contract for another 3 years. Another point is the working hours is too long. The company will ask you to write what you do every...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat your employees with heart. They can feel it. If they leave you, something must be wrong and you should have known it before they make such a decision. You want to keep your staff loyalty, you gotta be loyal to them too. If you help them to solve their problems, they will help you to solve your problems.

      World Journal2018-04-24
    • "IT"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at World Journal full-time

        Pros

        Just like other reviews say: people are nice here, like family.

        Cons

        No room to grow, career-wise and pay-wise. Everybody needs to wear a lot of hats. Management has hard time to follow digital media trends.

        Advice to Management

        Need to work on transforming into digital media more.

        World Journal2018-04-16
      • "Don't waste your time in here"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Millbrae, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at World Journal full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Nice and friendly coworkers Convenient location

        Cons

        Low pay There's no career opportunities you can select. You can't achieve your career goal in here.

        World Journal2017-11-15
      • "low paid, problematic management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at World Journal

        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

        World Journal2017-05-06
      • "employee"

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

        I worked at World Journal full-time for 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...

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        Advice to Management

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

        World Journal2017-05-21
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