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 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.