The World Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The world is the Earth and all life on it, including human civilisation. In a philosophical context, the "world" is the whole of the physical Universe, or an ontological world (the "world" of an individual). In a theological context, the world is the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred spheres. "End of the world" scenarios refer to the end
Accounts Assistant (Former Employee) says"Stay away from this company. Very old fashioned, toxic working experience and environment, very bad management and more importantly they are not environmentally friendly."
Accounts Assistant (Former Employee) says"Horrible company and work environment. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. The worst outdated management!"
Independent Contractor, Sales Director USA (Current Employee) says"Great company, however their focus is on other larger accounts that are not hospitality accounts. They have a failed business model for hospitality accounts that I have managed to to work with and have made strides, however this is not a priority for this company. Cons: Failed Business Model: Nearly impossible to be one more than one account in the same segement."
Summer Intern (Former Employee) says"My summer internship position was concerning the overseas trip to Kenyan orphanages so my perspective is not from a consistent employee of Discover the World. This program focused on taking a group of Americans over to Kenya to visit orphanages and to build relationships with these organizations. My responsibilities were to assist with the facilitation of the trip, manage the participants, and act as a resource for the participants in their travels. Traveling had its challenges but my fellow interns and supervisor made for a supportive team that made this a successful trip."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than a year Cons: Office politics is the name of the game especially in management. Aside from the pay being terrible, there was at least one person in upper management completely unqualified for the job, but advanced up from the position for reasons that had nothing to do with doing quality output of any kind. This company is notorious for a toxic work environment from what I've heard from former employees as well. Completely dysfunctional in general."
Former Employee - Mailroom Operator says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than a year Cons: Used to work in the new-shuttered mailroom, the hours were horrendous. There was absolutely no proper schedule, limited/no breaks, and aggressive and over-worked managers. The compensation, for the work expected and responsibilities, was terrible as well. The benefit opportunities were limited, and the HR department seemed out-of-touch. In general, the company sought to cut costs at any opportunity (leading to lower quality, over-work, and high turnover), eventually leading to the loss of 30+ full-times jobs in the production department."
Former Employee - Reporter says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Your best interest is never at heart with the management of this company. With a measly 30k a year salary, I was forbidden from looking at other companies to work for, despite the fact that my subsidiary company was on the "selling block.""
says"I worked at The World Company Cons: Horrible working environment. Management has a tendency to churn often. They have removed, fired and run-off many of their best employees and replace with cheaper labor which is typical of the newspaper industry right now. Age discrimination is the status quo."
Reporter says"I worked at The World Company Cons: Management is terrible. Pay is journalism pay with salary freezes pretty much forever."
Former Employee - Photographer says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than 5 years Cons: No upward mobility and the management is clueless. As a family owned newspaper, the owner runs his own insipid column on Saturdays which employees are regularly harassed about while on assignment."
Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Internal dysfunction, no upper management transparency, toxic office culture. Low pay. Hometown company purchased by corporate conglomerate and now doomed."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at The World Company full-time Cons: - The World Company sold its publishing outfits to Ogden Newspapers in 2016; a massive round of layoffs and departures followed - Several rounds of layoffs - Many open positions were eliminated - Terrible staff morale - Good/hard work would often go unrecognized and unappreciated"
Former Employee - Account Representative says"I worked at The World Company full-time for more than a year Cons: - Low company morale (yearly downsizing, constant turnover) - Internal divisions between departments - It can be very hard to make sales goals as many local business don't see the RIO of advertising - There isn't much faith in the products - Healthcare, severance and maternity packages are paltry - No consistant motivation to do well"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at The World Company full-time for more than 8 years Cons: They sold off their cable company, their television stations. Now they are shutting down their software development and website hosting business. I have no idea where they are going now. I don't see how you survive as a traditional newspaper. I'm not sure upper management realized what they had with their software development and newspaper hosting devision and they didn't know how to let go and give their hosting venture the freedom it needed to succeed. They dreamed big, made big projects, then abandoned them when they did poorer than they had hoped. They may rise again but it's not guaranteed."