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) – 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.
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.
Sr. Computer Operator / Operations Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – December 11, 2013
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 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.
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – July 25, 2013
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.
good people / working with toyota industrial products
Building Services Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 16, 2013
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 to news, community involvement, and the people who worked there. The hardest part of the job was getting laid off.
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.
on occassion we had free lunches. office meetings
drive to and from work -seems like i was always driving
Carrier (Former Employee) – Cedar park, to – June 11, 2012
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 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.
District Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 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 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.