Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 23, 2017
The Special Projects Management is lacking. Designers are expected to not only project manage, but also communicate with outside vendors for numerous properties, with very tight deadlines. There is little to no training and when asking for help, most instances management is not available or helpful. Long hours and angry clientele.
Sales (Former Employee) – Ronkonkoma, NY – June 28, 2017
Horrible organization to work for. The dishonesty is unbelievable to the point that you'll feel as though you are being pranked. The base salary is low and commission structure is sketchy. Save yourself the stress and apply somewhere else.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – June 14, 2017
The culture is absolutely not understanding of sales. Micro-management off the charts from a larger corporation who fails to care about their employees or their clients. Leadership is weak and "yes-man" oriented ---focused on the bottom line and revenue without appreciation of the revenue generated from a sales team. There is no support for the sales team. You are not just a sales person but an accounts receivable administrator, creative director, with no in-bound leads nor any administrative support.
Reporter (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – April 21, 2017
Reporters were pitted against each other in this environment, and I was expected to work more than 60 hours a week (with no overtime) under constant pressure, leaving little time or energy for a home life.
Some of the friendliest and most supportive coworkers you'll ever meet. Very collaborative environment with opportunity for more responsibility. Everyone is exposed to and learns a lot in their time here. Can sometimes be difficult to manage time with constant last-ditch sales efforts that can be very last minute. Company was recently acquired by a public company and there have been cuts, which seem to have potential to continue.
Collaborative environment, 22 days PTO starting, office pot-lucks, free food every week
Advertising Director (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – May 18, 2016
Flexible schedules if you're performing to moving expectations. Great audience opinion about awards program and a logical sales opportunity for sponsorships. Poor distribution model with steady declining print subscriptions and slow growth in digital adoption. There is overall poor investment in technology, training, and talent development.
Public Notice Department (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – November 17, 2015
Never new from day to day when you were going to get off from work, made it difficult to make plans. I worked for a small department and quickly had a lot of responsibility added to my work load which I agreed to, but it was difficult to get quality people into the department and keep them for what the company wanted to pay them which is ultimate one of the reasons why I left.
Telemarketer (Former Employee) – Somerset, NJ – July 2, 2015
My days were simple. I would appear at noon to start my four-hour telemarketing shift. I would call businesses all through New Jersey to confirm the addresses to send everyone a free subscription to NJBIZ. Over the course of six years, I learned how to listen to people – to identify the point at which my sales pitch was making them nervous, which is that I would back off and try a different tack. My coworkers were very good, both telemarketers and the creative and editorial staff, who we could hear working, all around us. That was what I liked best. Even though I was not an employee, but rather a contractor, I was made to feel a part of the team and not just a contractor.
Production Manager (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – December 10, 2014
In the beginning working for this company was a great experience. I learned and brand new industry to me and enjoyed it very much and I am very good at what I do. I learned from the ground up on producing a newspaper, magazines,newsletters and printing. I worked my way up in the company starting out as a typesetter and ending as a Production Manager. However, over the years, the newspaper industry is a dying profession. After I became Production Manager, there was no more room for advancement. I continued to do my best everyday despite the fact the company was having financial issues. Do to massive lay-offs over the past 4 years, my department was finally centralized and my department was laid-off.
Administrative and Events Assistant. (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – March 29, 2014
My time at The Daily Record has been wonderful. As a young woman trying to start her career, I am always looking for opportunities for growth personally and professionally. A typical work day is extremely busy to start. It has helped me develop multitasking skills and great customer service skills. We have a great team of managers and co-workers, all relatively around the same age. The hardest part of my job is making sure there are no problems in circulation and getting our papers out to our customers. However, working at a newspaper has opened me up to many opportunities and learning experiences that I will take with me into the future.
Multimedia Planner (Current Employee) – Lehigh Valley, PA – September 10, 2013
Prospect and develop relationships with key decision makers at major local and regional corporations who benefit from B2B advertising exposure Work as advertising consultant to a very affluent clientele Self-generate leads through existing contacts and networking initiatives Create effective multimedia campaigns tailored towards advertisers goals and needs combining print, online event sponsorship opportunities Develop presentations to businesses and advertising agencies Maintain a 30+ account base (large and small scale clientele) Collaborate with graphic designer on advertising creative