Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is the flagship publication of Cox Enterprises. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the result of the merger between The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution.

Valerie angrily wrote, "We have been faithful subscribers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 40 years. Never has the delivery service been so bad! We do not get a paper about twice a week. I've called and called and they are very apologetic, say a supervisor is going to call me but nobody does. Ive gone to Wed - Sun hoping that would help but we didn't get one today. About to unsubscribe."

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Sales Representive (Former Employee) says

"The AJC is one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. They had horrible communication, treated employees unfairly, were reckless with company vehicles and actually injured me in the process. Cons: Professionalism"

Salesperson (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at work was getting dropped off in a neighborhood by our boss and going door to door selling AJC newspaper subscriptions. I learned that people hate when you try to sell them something at their door. The management was absolutely terrible, completely disorganized and broke lots of rules. The hardest part about the job was selling subscriptions and walking around in heat. The most enjoyable part was when someone actually did subscribe. Cons: Lots of walking in high degree weather, not guaranteed a paycheck"

Reporter (Former Employee) says

"This was by far the most dysfunctional newspaper I ever worked for. You’ll fit right in if you play politics and kiss butt daily, but question anything or attempt to grow a brain and you’ll likely be banished to some horrific job in Hall County. Yearly evaluations are often an exercise in frustration. Forget about truthfully measuring performance or work quality. Scores of “2,” or below expectations, are doled out like candy, not because staffers "deserve" a 2, but because managers want to keep raises – and subsequently morale – in check. Speaking of morale, it’s lower than a snake’s belly. Recent employee surveys show that folks in the newsroom (heck, the entire paper) don't believe managers practice open, two-way communication and that few staffers believe the AJC fosters an environment in which all can succeed. If there were a list of worst places to work, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution would rank at the top. Cons: Army of sycophant leaders, yearly reviews that skirt the truth"

Journalist (Former Employee) says

"Unless you relish the idea of being constantly berated and beat down, don't work for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. There is daily pressure to work harder and produce more despite frequent turnover and downsizing. Managers are awful -- not inspiring and not fit to lead. They often instill fear in employees as a means to drive productivity. Politics often trumps performance when it comes to annual reviews, pay increases, and promotions. Trips to HR over inequities in workload and untruthful evaluations are numerous, as are threats of lawsuits. Many staffers -- some of them recent hires -- have left or are looking to leave. Cons: management. they're a confederacy of dunces not fit to shine shoes, let alone lead a major newspaper."

Advertising Assistant (Former Employee) says

"The culture is morally corrupt. Very limited benefits, and vacation days. Low paying salary and very depressing staff morale."

Employee (Former Employee) says

"Treats workers horribly. Lots of petty politics. Poor management. Overall, not a good place to work if you're looking to be valued and treated with respect."

Ptoduction Worker /Certified Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"AJC , would be a better place to work , if management there was better, by means of , good communication with all employees , less stressful and slower paced environment . Fairness to all employees , without showing favortisium , towards certain employees within the company . Better training , having certified ( AJC ) training personal , train & show the right way to work in certain areas of the production area."

Home-Delivery Carrier (Former Employee) says

"The managers I have had were good to great to work with. The company, however, doesn't seem to truly care about the employees. A seven-day work-week, requiring everyone to report for work even when conditions were icy, and not providing enough compensation for mileage reimbursement well below the IRS compensation for mileage were just a few of my reasons for this. Cons: no paid time off, mileage pay not even matching irs mileage reimbursement, no time off without having to miss a day of pay."

Driver (Current Employee) says

"Terrible policies, very low pay, no leadership, nuisance complaints, no time off, have to fight to get paid, supplies are not readily available. Overall a horrible place to work. Only redeeming quality is able to just get in your car and drive; no customers, little to no coworker interaction, flexible schedule."

Mailroom Associate (Current Employee) says

"I have been working here for going on nine years and about 3 years ago they started taking money from our pay and laying people off who were making the most money only to replace them with workers making close to minimum wage. There is hardly any room for advancement since they are getting rid of most full time positions and filling them with part time workers. Cons: No benefits, no real HR department and poor management when it comes to the employees."

Packaging Associate (Current Employee) says

"Mailroom Production"

Administrative Secretary and Receptionist (Former Employee) says

"The work culture isn't horrible but there are things that you always have watch out for. You are always expendable, there is always someone looking to throw you under the bus to save themselves, the managers will lie on you, and they do not want to pay you, especially if you're not an executive. Cons: It's a shark tank"

Packaging/Mailroom (Former Employee) says

"I learned how to work the stacker, palletizer and the walking hand jack. The workplace culture was great, there were different degrees of ethnicity. The job wasn't hard, the pay wasn't great as there were no raises, Once you reached the cap, you received no more money. Cons: Cap on raises"

Sorter Operator (Current Employee) says

"Fast Paced, and Productive. Cons: Work nights."

manager (Former Employee) says

"very tough working climate with business going away. many great employees leaving for better opportunities. Opportunity for growth not good. Culture not good."

Delivery Driver (Former Employee) says

"i would drive in at two am wait on the distribution truck to arrive. grab my packet which shows what and how many papers i would be delivering. go get my bundles of papers assemble them at my table then load my car and deliver by desired time. learned how to delivery to businesses and homes. learned how to follow directions and read street signs. learned how to assemble newspapers. management was unprofessional and unorganized. my co workers were a joy to be around and to work with. the hardest part was gettin up seven days a week no holidays and stay woke in the early morning. enjoyable part was finishing before sunrise. and working without supervision. Cons: no insurance benefits or more hours. will kill your car"

Assistant Manager (Former Employee) says

"met good people, it was hard because you ruin your own car for not much pay. The best part was the people i met and getting a new job experience. Cons: everything else"

Delivery Technician (Former Employee) says

"Standard paper route."

pressmen (Current Employee) says

"It is a ok place to work just thought I would have made full time by now but still no permanent position by now but the paper business is struggling right now."

Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) says

"The AJC is a great place to work but the night shift it very poorly managed and the workers at night don't seem to care about the job. You'll work alone. Cons: schedules are horrible and they refuse to rotate days"

Current Employee - Packaging Associate says

"I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution part-time for less than a year Cons: This company is so unprofessional. Unorganized can't access schedule online. No one has degree."

Former Employee - Account Executive says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time for more than a year Cons: I was systematically targeted because of my race at the AJC affecting my sales bonuses. Memos and Performance Improvement Plans were drafted to bounce me and others out of a job despite consistently meeting goals against the odds. The director paid employees more that did personal favors for her. Supervisors were heard by others using racial slurs about me and others. Overall a nasty, profane, and toxic work environment. Not for the professional."

Former Employee - Advertising Sales says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time for less than a year Cons: Location and traffic are horrible. "clock in, clock out" mentality. If I wanted that I would not have gone to college and stayed in retail. They are so antsy and scared people aren't working that they make people feel micromanaged. You have a badge and are asked why you left at 5:24 and not 5:30. It makes you want to be a clock watcher...because they are. They also do not train you on product and have a wonky insertion order process."

Artist says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than 8 years Cons: Amazon.com-like management style, little opportunity for growth, increasing workload as more run for the exit signs."

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"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cons: Management sucked time work shifts"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time Cons: Higher management has zero vision Extremely bureaucratic Below-average pay Nobody cares about the development of individuals"

Former Employee - Warehouse Associate says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution part-time for less than a year Cons: upper management did not care about workers, unstable work hours"

Former Employee - Sales Executive says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time for more than a year Cons: The digital team will lie, manipulate and make it hard for you to work with them or customers. They are only out for themselves and especially the managers. Training is only 4 days and products are never fully explained. Each team is against the other. The directors are always closed door policy. There is no support, training, or guidance for anyone new."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time for more than 8 years Cons: The company has no loyalty to its employees. They will drop an entire department at the drop of a hat. They also don't like to pay non executives. It's like working on a plantation."

Current Employee - Reporter says

"I have been working at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Poorly managed, little focus on adapting the company to a changing news environment and too many upper level editors for a shrinking staff."

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