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Great place for entry level - not a great place for advancement.
Strategist (Former Employee), Houston, TXMarch 10, 2014
Great place for entry level - not a great place for advancement.
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very productive work place
Account Executive (Former Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: monthly bonus on productivity
Cons: industry declining
I loved working for the Houston chronicle.We placed ads in news paper.
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houston chronicle
district assistant (Current Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: help out with gas cards
Cons: none stop work everyday
fast pace workday
I learned that a lot can be done in a lil time
management is the type will work with you on what you want to do
the co-workers is like family and friends and help each other good team work
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Poor management decisions
Single Copy Marketing and Zone Manager (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 29, 2014
The Chronicle was great at one time but when they brought in San Antonio Express News to make the decisions they killed it. There are so many things they should have done differently to keep it great instead of letting go all of their talent.
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productive .. entertaining
Customer Service (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: all pros
Cons: no cons
working with many people .. catering to what they asked for in their advertisements,
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20 fantastic years
NEW MEDIA CONTENT DIRECTOR (Former Employee), Houston, TXDecember 17, 2013
The Chronicle was great to me. It fostered my professional growth through six distinct careers there.
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relaxed at home job
Billing Representative (Former Employee), Houston, TXDecember 5, 2013
Pros: free time, stay at home job
Cons: commission based salary
I would only work Thursday-Sunday. Mailing contract renewals and conducting follow up phone calls to recruit were my duties. Hardest part of my job was customers being upset that I was even calling. Most enjoyable part of my job was the free time I had Mon.-Wed.
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A day at Houston Chronicle
Carrier (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 19, 2013
Pros: it was easy hours; 2-7 at the most, so i could go get back in the bed.
Cons: working every day for several months wore my brains out.
When I worked for Houston Chronicle I got up to
be at the warehouse at two in the morning,
got my mail for my overall delivery quality from the previous day,
wait for the truck to come to bring the headlines,
rolled the paper, put them in my car,
delivered them to customers and businesses by five thirty.
The hardest part of the job is providing gas – more... money for yourself. The pay was every two weeks. I spent two hundred on gas every pay period. I found myself borrowing money because my brakes went out, my belt popped, and my power steering went out. I had to work every day and it was exhausting. The most enjoyable part of the job was delivering the papers because it was easy, I remembered to routes very easily, and my customers loved me. – less
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Great place to work
Help Desk Analyst (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 26, 2013
This company is a workplace friendly and the management are very professional and respectful.
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Would'nt recommend this Job to a family person with a spouse or child/ren.
Independent Contractor (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: customer service
Cons: no benefits, no days off, no bonuses no nothing, just a check
Current Job with Houston Chronicle pays above average. A typical night at the main distribution center starts at 12am and finishes when I distribute my last news paper to customer residents, usually between 6:30-7:00am. On Tuesdays and Fridays couriers have to distribute the Spanish newspaper called LaVoz. These days typically aren't over until delivery – more... of last customer on my last route. Have to receive papers when the distribution truck shows up to the dock. Tue & Fri usually done at about 5:30pm. Manager of the facility is really rude and seems not to have a conscience. My immediate supervisor just resigned 3 days ago because of management after 28 yrs. of service. No days off, no benefits, no time to enjoy your family or even go out. Management wants you to view this job as your family. The most enjoyable part of my job is the relationship status and report that I have formed with my customer base. – less
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Old School Company
Market Research Analyst (Former Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 20, 2013
The Chronicle is an old school newspaper that is slow to incorporate new ideas. There are good people there that are talented, but the culture isn't very open to new ideas and concepts.
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Challenging work enviroment with limited resources
Preprint Charting Manager (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 9, 2013
Pros: great growing city to work in
Cons: work enviroment not good
The Chronicle is a demanding work environment. Reduction in work force has most employees challenged.. The resources are limited due to profit goals. This is a trend in the newspaper industry however and does not appear to be reversible. The people at the Chronicle are a great team. No other company could achieve so much with so little.
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An Excellent Company to Work for
Circulation (Current Employee), Houston, TXAugust 3, 2013
I have worked there a long time and can indeed say that I have grown and made a life there.
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bad pay
FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 10, 2013
Pros: free paper
Cons: work holidays
the pay was horrible, long hours with poor benefits. Temps were treated like as if they were working for a sweat shop.
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Intern with web producers
Web Content Intern (Former Employee), Houston, TXMay 2, 2013
Pros: make your own breaks
Cons: hard to know who to report to
Have to be self-motivated, even as in intern, and not afraid to ask questions. Co-workers were very helpful.
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Enjoyable place to work with great supervision
Independent contractor (Former Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 18, 2013
Pros: work for yourself
Cons: no healthcare
Hard and Dedicated worker who needs very little supervision
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Houston Chronicle Not Too Bad
Digital Sales Representative (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 17, 2013
At the moment I joined, there was a lot of transitioning in the digital/web area. Work was out and inside, so that's pretty typical of any sales job. Cold calling and cold walking were the norm as well. Not too bad of a place to work, but management has different thoughts and ideas as to how things work.
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Nice co-workers/dedicated
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Houston, TXNovember 6, 2012
Pros: complimentary passes to events
Cons: career uncertainties
A typical day at worrk is usually very challenging comprising of various tasks which requires great time management, multi-tasking and accuracy. The hardest but most enjoyable part of my job is being able to juggle the various tasks with accuracy and within the deadlines. This makes my job more interesting and never a boring moment. I interrelate with – more... both upper management, sales managers and their reps which requires being tactful with great personality, good morale and strong work ethics. My co-workers are really great to work with and very cooperative! – less
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always fun
Carrier (Former Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 25, 2012
Pros: monthly bonuses
Cons: 7 days a week
haveing fun with your boss and other co-workers everyday,and still getting work done on time.
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Fast paced very routine job
Lead Warehouse News Paper Carrier (Night-Shift) (Current Employee), Kingwood, TXAugust 18, 2012
Get to work at 2:00 in the morning Individually roll and package paper, delver them by 5:30 am.