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Reviews for Times News

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.50
Support from management
2.50
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.50
Office / Work Environment
4.50
Environmental Friendliness
3.50
Work-Life Balance
2.50
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.50

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.50
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 2 of 2 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 2 of 2 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 2 reviews No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match Flexible spending account in 1 of 2 reviews Paid time off in 1 of 2 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 2 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 2 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 1 of 2 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 2 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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  • 02.Nov 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Lately when people retire or leave, management has been very slow and reluctant to replace those positions due to cost concerns, instead relying on the rest of the staff to take up those tasks. But when ore projects then get added on, it becomes too much to reasonably be done by those remaining, and quality suffers.

What I like about the company

The company is very understanding of work/life balance and allows opportunities to work remotely or adjust hours when needed. People are treated well in the company and are not just numbers on paper.

What I dislike about the company

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Times News
  • City
    Lehighton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Management can not be trusted to do what needs to get done or even what they claim they will do. There is a lot of drama and rumors and that takes precedence over actual work.

Support from management

No support is given to employees, they are expected to figure everything out without training and are given no help if something goes wrong.

Teamwork

You have to work closely with your coworkers to get everything done, but this is rarely actually done so half the work is never completed.

Freedom to work independently

The workload is NOT distributed at all. Some employees are expected to do the work of 5 employees while others (those who are favorites of upper management) are expected to do hardly any work at all. Employees have no say in what they do or what they are responsible for.

Internal Communication

There is no communication. Upper management is clueless and doesn't care what lower management is doing, coworkers rarely speak to each other.

Gender Equality

Women do not have any more or less difficulty achieving status and are not treated differently than men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I only ever saw new employees with no experience in the field at all.

Career Development

Personal career development for employees is not a concern of management. Not only is no training given but employees are not allowed to assist their superiors with anything (unless they are previously qualified) and are not allowed to learn anything new. No matter how monotonous the job gets they are not allowed to advance.

Overall compensation for your work

Employees are paid very little.

Office / Work Environment

The computers could use a newer version of Microsoft programs, but everything else is up to date and the atmosphere is comfortable.

Environmental Friendliness

There is some community involvement but there is little environmental concern.

Work-Life Balance

New employees are expected to work 10-14 hour shifts, work seven days a week, and never take vacation.

Job Security

The company is running into the ground with the way it is being run, I don't expect it will last more than ten years until which they will be constantly downsizing.

Challenging Work

A lot needs to be done. If an employee is actually able to complete the work they need to do they should be proud. The work itself is extremely challenging partly just because of the hours expected. However, upper management is not satisfied even when employees go above and beyond what they thought they were capable of.

Inclusive / Diverse

Management in circulation is singularly-minded, new ideas are not accepted and any challenges to established procedures is ignored.

Suggestions for improvement

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Times News
  • City
    Twin Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others