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Johnston Press Reviews

Updated 20 Nov 2019

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3.1
54%
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39%
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David King
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work with great people and great opportunity to get bonus(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fast paced and progressive environment to work in(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work and great people"

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    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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    Johnston Press2019-09-10
  2. "Great people"

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    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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    Johnston Press2019-11-20
  3. "good company to work for"

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    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

    Johnston Press2019-09-23
  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    The training was well thought out and beneficial.

    Cons

    Older staff and older members of management not very welcoming to new staff.

    Johnston Press2019-05-01
  5. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    Laid Back. Staff are nice

    Cons

    Not Equal. Don't appreciate the fact it is a dying industry

    Johnston Press2019-04-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Shame people are giving up too soon"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Worthing, South East England, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely bunch of people at regional level, although the cut backs are causing pressure on all that are left.

    Cons

    Higher management have no idea on how region's vary In terms of management

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    Johnston Press2019-02-03
  7. "Not the best but not the worst either!"

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    Senior Reporter in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They still produce papers and hire journalists.

    Cons

    The websites aren't fit for purpose.

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    Johnston Press2019-02-05
  8. "Avoid where possible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johnston Press full-time

    Pros

    - some good sales agents -

    Cons

    - Not paid correctly multiple times with no urgency to fix this leaving me to chase up multiple times. - talked down to by managers most days - No trust in sales agents to do there jobs - very inconsistent management different rules for different teams. - unrealistic targets - try to force you to sell their way instead a way that suits the individual

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    Johnston Press2019-02-25
  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Media Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with, flexible and helpful.

    Cons

    highly target driven and pushy sales

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    Johnston Press2019-01-15
  10. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, great opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    Working in very challenging marketing conditions for publishing

    Johnston Press2019-01-15
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