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Independent News Reviews

Updated 29 Dec 2019

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2.4
28%
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45%
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Independent News CEO Robert Pitt
Robert Pitt
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Stay away from this company"

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     in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News for more than a year

    Pros

    Very few to mention, in fact can't think of any. However if you are your manager's boot licker then it's a different ball game.

    Cons

    Loads - Right from abuse from seniors, open humiliations, misbehaviours, exploitations it's an endless list. No one in the business is ready to listen to your problems. Be my stooge or I'll turn your life into hell is the message from the senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Be bit sympathetic to your employees. They are your workers not slaves.

    Independent News2016-08-16
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A workplace with VERY POOR ethics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working time is flexible and some (not all) colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    The senior management very rude. They never have time or interest to listen to employees if approached about any problem. Newspaper circulation is declining and the company counts its profit from the online/digital sales. However they don't seem to have a clear road-map for this. The management seems to be totally confused. No proper selection/interview process so the candidates are hired randomly and have a high attrition rate.

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    Advice to Management

    Implement a proper hiring process. The high attrition rate and short term contracts are really hurting the company. Interaction with the employees and addressing their problem by the senior management is necessary.

    Independent News2016-03-06
  3. "Review"

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    Test Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Independent News for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment for everyone

    Cons

    Not enough benefits for staffs.

    Independent News2015-10-23
  4. "A company battling internally with change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Independent News full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good intentions and growth in the struggling news industry. Where many papers are reluctant to tackle the digital realm full on, INM are investing heavily to gain market share. Decent about filling a role if a skillset is missing.

    Cons

    Lack of permanent contracts, salary below industry standards. Investing in upper management but failing to put resources into the production/content end of things. New staff have no benefits, while older staff are quite often "set in their way" and harking back to the golden days of journalism in terms of work practices.

    Advice to Management

    Develop loyalty within new staff by addressing working hours, salary and contract lengths. When you're constantly being told you're industry leaders, you expect to be rewarded.

    Independent News2014-04-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "High hopes but a complete let down!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Independent News full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, power of brand name

    Cons

    no room for growth after 2-3 years, awful infrastructure, No culture, No HR presence, Feels like a boarding school at times

    Advice to Management

    needs a new management team.

    Independent News2013-05-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "No innovation in business & very top heavy in managment"

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    Former Employee - Web Content Management in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ·Great city location ·Some fun employees ·Prestige ·Ultra friendly receptionists

    Cons

    ·No career or development progression ·Department segregation ·Bad pay ·Too much talk and not enough action

    Advice to Management

    Rethink how each segment of the business runs and operates, Think Lean. You will have to grow innovation or you will sink. There is a reason Distilled Media and The Irish Times are owning your market.

    Independent News2012-07-03
  7. "Great learning curve"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Independent News

    Pros

    Friendly, Helpful, Structured, Organized, Fun

    Cons

    Not much downside I could think of

    Independent News2016-08-25
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