Transportation Driver (Former Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area, CA – May 8, 2018
It has good benefit, but it is newspaper business. There is no job advancement, They are downsizing to cut cost. You take your run to Shed, delivery it and return back to the plant. It is very easy to do.
It was a diverse group of individuals, which was great
Resident Controller (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 19, 2018
It was such a diverse group and most of us got along very well. There were a few individuals who thought the world revolved around them but they were mainly in the sales department (which I thought was cutthroat). The job actually became easier and easier as the years went by. I made a total of 11 1/2 years.
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – January 8, 2018
the type of job it was very great the only thing i did not like about the job was it was temp an so you never know when the assignment is going to end so when you have bills to pay that's not a good type of job to be having because i have seven kids and dealing with temps that's not making a honest living.
Editorial Assistant (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 27, 2017
A lively and challenging place to work. Some of the hardest working people I've ever had the privilege to learn from. Dealing with deadline pressures helped me to prioritize and triage breaking stories.
An incredible resource and the best education one could have.
People began to use digital news sources and left print media to die.
Online Business Analyst (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – April 21, 2016
A nice working environment. People are nice to work with. Competitive benefits. The hardest part of the job is to report on something that the system is not able to provide. The deadlines given are reasonable making my worklife less stressful.
The SF Chronicle is a trailblazer for othet newspapers in the Bay Area.
Retail Account Executive (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 4, 2015
The largest & #1 Newspaper & media Company in the Bay area.
The SF Chronicle is a trailblazer for other local newspapers & mediums in the Bay Area.
A Fun place to work, never a boring day. On going training & opportunities.
There are a lot of advantages for working for this newspaper.
Just the name along, carries credibility & a lot of weight.
The newspaper has been around over 100 years, the Hearst Family owns just about every entity you can think of from Television/radio stations, magazines, newspapers, search engines....you name it they probably own it or are partners with other companies.
They have deep pockets & love to stay abreast of the latest technologies, creative advertising programs, and ideas to market their products.
From time to time employees would get FREE lunches, tickets to the Baseball, Basketball games with & without our clientsl! Bonuses and Perks - gas cards, cash money or checks, trips to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno, Tahoe, dinner cards, Napa Wine Train events.
Healthcare, Life Insurance, 401K, Expense reimbursement, Pension Plans etc.
Temporary Assignment (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – December 22, 2014
A regular day at the San Francisco Chronicle consists of many different tasks and performances every day. I start my day by checking the Circulation messages, documenting each customer and complaint and then capture that information in a shared Google drive. I then proceed to call back each customer. Once these callbacks are completed, I also call any escalated complaints from one of several newspaper companies that we deliver papers for.
When all of the callbacks are done, I input various customer requests, such as placement requests and vacation holds. As well as documenting complaints such as missed deliveries and misplaced deliveries. I also start accounts that have come in through promotional mail services. In between all of this, I answer the live customer phone lines and resolve any issues they might be having.
All of the management and co-workers are very intelligent and nice people to work with. Everyone knows what they need to be doing, and works together as a team to help each other out if needed. Questions and meetings to discuss ways to improve are highly encouraged.
The hardest part of my job is handling aggravated customers that have outstanding delivery issues. This is caused by our services being overwhelmed with more deliveries than certain carriers can handle and there is not a set plan in place to have it resolved in a timely manor. This means I have to find new ways of compensating customers, without a direct solution, which can be very difficult at times.
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the people around me. Everyonemore... is professional and respectful towards one another. This makes the work environment calming and encouraging even at stressful moments.less
Make your own hours as long as you work a full day
Carrier Assistant (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – December 6, 2014
Daily responsibility is deliver newspaper, ranging anywhere from 10 to a few hundred. It's a 7 days per week job that started around 3 to 4 in the morning. I learned to follow and remember direction well just based off paper navigation. The hardest part of the job was to look for house addresses that are faded because it is very dark during early morning. What i enjoy is the freedom to work without being supervise and being on the road listening to my favorite songs while making people' morning a bit brighter.
Advertising Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 27, 2014
Management has a "plan". They don't.
This place is stuck in the 1980's. Everyone builds a walled garden and sticks to it. People are not eager to learn new ways of doing things. Poor Performers are not held accountable for their performance. Sales Management is willing to look everywhere but at themselves.
Mailer Insert Operator (Former Employee) – Union City, CA – October 4, 2013
Following directions and instructions provided by the production supervisor on all production releases. Pulled pallets of insert materials from receiving using various Big Joe manual and motorized pallet trucks. Checked for proper guide set-ups and proper alignment of insert materials. Removed paper jams and notified production supervisor and service technician of mechanical service required or machine malfunctions. Maintained an organized, safe and clean work area.