Johnston Press Reviews

Updated 23 Feb 2021

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3.1
52%
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David King
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work with great people and great opportunity to get bonus(in 9 reviews)

  • "good working environment, lots of incentives to exceed targets(in 8 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Higher salary for work done

  2. "Directionless"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Emsworth, England

    I have been working at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and we get a lot done. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    Terrible digital products, no desire to improve them Print products fading away. Death by 1000 cuts


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues were nice and met some nice people

    Cons

    Just awful, impossible targets imported from years gone by, divide between acquisitions and retentions meaning you could never fully own your territory, crap training which meant new rolled out digital products were difficult to understand, therefore difficult to sell. Used to regularly have panic attacks and be in floods of tears. Whole sales teams put on PIPs etc just awful

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people , Good wage, Great bonus and incentive schemes

    Cons

    Lots of fuddles no good for the hips , Other than that no cons

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  5. "Changed a lot"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England

    I have been working at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues and a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Changed a lot now. Wages weren't great.

  6. "Bad Management, dead end job"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good commission in first few months until customers don’t see results so don’t return Laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Bad management Call lengths, call attempts, toilet break times and break times all electronically logged and monitored

  7. "Sad to leave - awful management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Journalist 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Journalism was all I ever wanted to do. I loved my work - until the cost-cutting began. No one day the same, always interesting and `never dull.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting management has ripped the heart out of Johnston Press. Round after round of redundancies left staff over-worked, demoralised and in fear of their future.

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  8. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people and great environment

    Cons

    Stressful, unnecessary pressures put on staff

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  9. "good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Advertising Manager 

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    good working environment, lots of incentives to exceed targets.

    Cons

    changed the commission structure which hinder earning potential

  10. "Great place to work and great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Sales Executive in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johnston Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work with great people and great opportunity to get bonus.

    Cons

    There is a low basic salary

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