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Mgmt needs to come up to speed, support staff undervalued and overworked
SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Austin, TXJuly 27, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits
Company has undergone restructure.
The local management team is almost entirely new.
Support roles have been reduced and/or centralized.
Change is difficult - and this company is in the thick of it.
It will take some time to get over the magnitude of change that has taken place.
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Digital Advertising Coordinator (Current Employee), Austin, TXApril 4, 2014
Pros: located on lady bird lake
Cons: benefits
On a daily basis I work on campaign building, monitoring and optimizing. Management strives to develop their digital team and compete with industry standards.
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productive and fun workplace.
Inserter Operator (Former Employee), Austin, TXMarch 5, 2014
it was always great team work. I loved that I stayed busy all day.
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it could be better
Paper Carrier (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 12, 2014
Pros: good for kids
Cons: everything
the managers were okay to work for...
It was just too much!

7 days a week. No holidays.

and it was wayyyyy too much hours.

I had to work from 10 pm to like 9 am...
just for a low paying job.
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productive and training
Sr. Computer Operator / Operations Systems Analyst (Former Employee), Austin, TXDecember 11, 2013
Pros: health insurance
A company where you can utilize experience and skills learned throughout the years. I am a dependable and loyal candidate, I spent the last 14 years at the Austin American Statesman as a computer/print operator. Before that, I was employed at Safeco Insurance up in Seattle Washington for close to 10 years. Once I am in I stay with the company and grow – more... with whatever opportunities that may arise. I am a self starter with enthusiasm that radiates with my co-workers, yet I am humble enough to not stir up any ill feelings among my peers. – less
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Would recommend this job to a friend
Maintenance and Controls Technician (Former Employee), Austin, TXDecember 4, 2013
Respond to work orders.
Enjoyed working for the news paper
Cant really identify the hardest part of the job.
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great group of people
Driver/Operator (Former Employee), Austin, TXJuly 25, 2013
Pros: good people / working with toyota industrial products
Cons: it was at night
I was very happy working with all the folks at the Statesman.
They run a very tight ship and they do it well.
The operation is a incredible endevor that requires good managment, and massive infrastructure.
Working in the warehouse was often like being in a cable/educational show, clearly an experience.
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Interesting place to work with a great location
Building Services Manager (Former Employee), Austin, TXMay 16, 2013
Pros: free newspapers
Cons: no autonomy
I was a manager in facilities for 10 years and managed a 14 person crew responsible for the upkeep of this 370,000 sq ft. production facility. I learned the media business and the Statesman's role in the community. My co-workers were a diverse group of Austinites and the average tenure of employment was 25 years!
The best part of the job was access – more... to news, community involvement, and the people who worked there. The hardest part of the job was getting laid off. – less
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Productive and Fun
Payment Processor (Current Employee), Austin TexasDecember 4, 2012
Pros: on occassion we had free lunches. office meetings
Cons: drive to and from work -seems like i was always driving
Working for the Austin American Statesman was fun-in the sense that my coworkers were joyful and friendly towards one another.
The gentleman I worked under was a very pleasant man who literally had an open door policy.
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Not a good place
Carrier (Former Employee), Cedar park, toJune 11, 2012
Cons: hot, low pay, no raises
If you are a carrier at AAS, you are treated like a dog. No matter what the customer says, they are right and you are wrong. There is no middle ground, nor room for even the slightest error. The papers sometimes are delivered way past their expected time, which means you won't get done throwing until late, but guess what! You are STILL charged for those – more... late papers. apparently in the 1431 branch, it's ok for them to not provide soap to wash hands with, or paper towels or even toilet paper, god forbid. There have been a few times that the doors to the bathrooms were locked so no one could use them! This was done because the delivery people were blamed for the toilets backing up. Interesting right? It is a concrete building with no air conditioning so be prepared, it's hot and dirty. – less
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Very productive and good learning enviorment
District Manager (Current Employee), Austin, TXJune 2, 2012
A typical day at work included dealing with carriers, calling customers to make sure they got the papers, solving costumer problems, and training new workers. Working for the Statesman taught me discipline to work hard and how to keep costumers happy and subscribing to the paper. I always got along with my co-workers, which was very important because – more... we would work sometimes seven days a week and holidays, so getting along was very important. The hardest part of my job was waking up early in the morning and the most enjoyable part was talking to my co-workers because we were like a family. – less
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Newspaper publishing
Systems Administrator (Former Employee), Austin, TXMay 11, 2012
This was a good place to work, very eclectic. However there were few opportunities for job growth.
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It has been a great experience working for Austin American Statesman.
Service Manager (Former Employee), Austin, TXMarch 26, 2012
It has been a great experience working for Austin American Statesman for 27 years.
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A great multi-media company
Regional VP/GM Austin Community Newspapers (Former Employee), Austin, TXMarch 23, 2012
Pros: cafeteria, gym, flexible hours, cross-departmental collaboration, task forces, values the input of their employees, awesome benefits
Cons: on "call" for the news, the values don't seem to be the same, the down-sizing, stagnant growth
The Statesman Company has been a dynamic, growing multi-media company over the many years I served and worked there. The knowledgeable people that I was surrounded by throughout my career kept me on a fast pace of development and promotion. The culture aspired to that their employees were their "greatest asset" was really felt all the way down through – more... the company, from top to bottom.
The hardest part of the job was seeing technology change the way people value the newspaper and the content we delivered and still deliver so faithfully every day, whether its print or online.The industry as a whole across the country is searching for the answers on how to stay competitive in this fast-pace techno-world we live in and I'm afraid the changes are coming way too late to reinvent themselves now.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was that there were never 2 days that were ever the same. The people you met, the products we developed and delivered and most importantly the family that we were in how we all had to come together to deliver quality products to our audiences 365 days a year. – less