The intelligent, dedicated, hard-working people here make this for a rewarding and exciting place to work. Much is asked of just about everyone -- it's just the nature of journalism -- with limited resources. That means employees have to be creative on how they meet their goals. Luckily, there are some very smart people in leadership roles to help guide everyone to ensure all goals are met.
Production Manager/Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Texas – April 13, 2017
When I joined the Statesman 17 years ago, there we so many employees that had 20 plus, even 30 years with the company. Now I think it would be rare to find anyone with over ten years there. Newspaper just isn't the industry it once was.
Began working there during reorganizing/restructuring downsizing departments. leadership more focused on deadlines and not life/work balance. Great working conditions and tools. Fantastic HR department.
First class tools and technology. Fantastic HR deparment.
Great workers, management is slow to react to market and media innovation
Web Content Specialist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 23, 2017
The pay is miserable at the Statesman and the company is incredibly cumbersome and slow to react to market conditions and media innovations. The employees are to a person wonderful, engaged, and thoroughly professional. Management is at best indifferent at worst actually impeding.
I truly cherish the time I worked at The Austin American-Statesman. The environment makes you excited to get to work. They are passionate about their work and it takes the multitude of personalities that they have to get each thing done perfectly!
Electrical / Mechanical Press tech III (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – December 13, 2016
Typical day was 10 hrs. Learned to advance with printing technology. Upper management but lower management / supervisors needed more training and people skills. Co-workers helpful. Hardest part of job was getting operators to report problems when the happened instead of reporting them after runs. Looking back after repairs had been completed.
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 31, 2016
enjoyed my time here. co-workers were wonderful. we were all like family. starting in accounting department and ended in the warehouse. learned so many various positions. hardest part of the job i would say trying to learn to drive an electric jack
Courier (Former Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – June 25, 2016
I started with a AAS as a contactor on 1431 and South bell in Cedar Park delivering papers. I took this job as a second income. I met the owner and discuss the rates. He never presented a contact for employment. I asked many times and got the cold shoulder. After two week I left due to poor work conditions. No AC, NO fans, Hot warehouse building, No water, no direction or training. Worked everyday, 7days a week, from midnight till 5ish. the average route paid $200 a week. Most had 2 routes $400 divide by 7= $58 a day or 10 bucks a hours. Then take the cost of gas and wear on your car and then taxes at the end of the year. You might be making 7 to 8 bucks a hour for a late night job 7 days a week including ALL Holidays. Then when you leave if you do not give a 30 day notice ... yes 30 days there is a $500 fine that you fine out after you leave. So for the last two weeks you work and incur all that cost and time your pay is 0. Plus it takes 1 month of service before you get your first check. In the two weeks I was there I saw 5 people come and go for the same reason. The plus for some ... no Back ground check, drug screen, and SS validation. In addition, the owner does not call you back after many emails and calls. Not the place to work.
This was a great place to work - I was given the opportunity to advance and further my Administrative skills. The people were awesome and the opportunities for volunteering in the community was great. They had great employee incentives, event tickets and such.
Courier (Former Employee) – Georgetown – October 9, 2015
A typical day at work to be at branch by 1230 am and leave approximatley 200 am. have to put together papers. with many miles that you are having to drive do not get compensated for any type of mileage you are only paid per paper thrown. Downfall to job no days off unless you train and pay someone that you know to take your route other wise it is a 7 night a week job no matter what weather conditions are and if you are not able to complete your route due to weather you will be terminated
present multimedia product data and support information. Sell and manage accounts. Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with potential clients, staff and management. Perform phone presentations to procure sales using product data and demographic sources. Track multimedia sales and assist manager with development and preparation of annual budget based on budget forecasts.
Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 14, 2015
A typical day was in the office surrounded by beautiful scenery on the lake providing human resources to employees and walk-in customers. Management was attentive and proactive. HR Director was very easy to communicate with and pleasant to work for. She offered many opportunities to grow and showcase talent. Co-workers were very easy to do business with and enjoyable to be around. The atmosphere was light but hardworking. The hardest part of the job was leaving it. The most enjoyable part of the job was the daily interactions with the employees and co-workers who some became life long friends. I give five stars for work-life balance and benefits offered at the Statesman. The culture of the company is amazing! I also give five stars for their service to the community.
sense of family, great location, work-life balance, culture
Mgmt needs to come up to speed, support staff undervalued and overworked
SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 27, 2014
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.