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Reviews for The Seattle Times

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours No parking Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 1 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 1 reviews No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 1 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 1 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 1 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 1 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs Employee discounts in 1 of 1 reviews No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

The news is now all about the money, and the rest of the company fears "I'm I next?" Faith and trust is management is almost gone - and rightly so.

Support from management

The attitude is "don't think, just fall in line."

Teamwork

Depending on the team you're on - especially in IT, you're either a member of a close knit team, or one that points fingers.

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement has become the new norm.

Internal Communication

Everything is communicated. Everything.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It's the younger colleagues that have a problem.

Office / Work Environment

Bring your own coffee, creamer, and sugar! Nothing is provided. And SLU is way too over crowded with construction and new companies. Getting here is a nightmare.

Work-Life Balance

The have implemented a work from home policy, but management has not adopted the mindset to truly embrace it.

Job Security

The company lays people off almost monthly. We all wonder who is next.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Executive leadership must better understand what is happening at the Director level and below. Morale is extremely low, turnover is crazy high, and trust in management has all but gone. Treat your people like your most valuable resource, not a way to "cut spending". There are so many ways this company could cut spending and become much more lean, other than reduction in force.

What I like about the company

My teammates are awesome! But most have either been let go or have quit for better jobs.

What I dislike about the company

The company used to be a respected source for news and a company that cared about employees. Now the news is all about what makes money, and the employees are nothing but commodities. The company touts its community stewardship and publicly pats itself on the back, but has a completely hypocritical attitude about employees (most haven't received raises in 7-8 years, wages for most are well below market, and you are almost shamed for not making a committed salary reduction toward the United Way campaign).

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Seattle Times
  • City
    Seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
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