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USA Today Reviews

Updated Mar 2, 2014
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2.6 74 reviews

38% Approve of the CEO

USA Today President Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

(21 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance, nice cafeteria, decent job security(in 6 reviews)

  • I think it is a great place to work(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no interaction with fellow interns(in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to be more connected with the organization(in 3 reviews)

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    Big brand. Tons of incompetence.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNot many. Pay was pretty decent. Office space was nice. But I need more than that.

    ConsManagement really does not understand digital. There's little to no room for new ideas and thinking. Lack of technology expertise holds the company back in a major way. The "C" students typically stick around and put up with it. The "A" students need more opportunities and decide to move on eventually.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire your friends for big positions, just because they're your friends. Hire competent, exceptional talent that can get the job done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Headline: Newspapers are on the way out!

    District Sales Manager (Former Employee) Pleasanton, CA

    ProsNice fellow employees, weekends off, major holidays off. If you like looking over your shoulder and wondering if you are next...this is the place for you!

    ConsYoung people are not buying newspapers--and so you are just servicing folks over 65 and the industry is dead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a new job

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not too optimistic about the future of this place...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice building, gym, and cafeteria. Some people on the digital side are forward thinking, but the dinosaurs make it very difficult for them to make any positive impact

    ConsLack of clear strategy, terrible corporate culture, benefits were bad, and got worse with new healthcare plans, resistance to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are very out of touch with the employees. You need to share a strategy going forward that people can rally around

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    News reporter

    Reporter (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    Proscant think of any pros other than a paycheck

    ConsHorrible place to work, no work life, horrible management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was a great place early 2000's

    Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat to have on your resume
    Meet notable clients
    Great work friends - if they don't stab you in the back
    I loved what I did

    ConsBrought in a bunch of MBC execs, who then brought in a bunch of ex Conde Nasty execs. Proceeded to make work a living hell. Everyone was scared, back stabbing, jealousy, poor morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up and realize your bullying tactics don't work. Treat the employee, who have been there for a length of time with respect. They've been there, done that, so can probably tell you what will and won't work. Especially those out in the field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was a founder of the newspaper in 1982, gave them 30 years of loyal service, then was discarded like trash for money.

    Senior Editor (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsUsed to be a good company

    ConsDuplicitous, incompetent management. They treat employees like garbage and make up for all their business mistakes by punishing or firing employees who actually do the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoyalty matters. Just shedding older workers and hiring young neophytes is not a recipe for success. Cutting expenses, including workers, is not how you grow. It just buys you a couple more years. Come up with a real plan (although I do not believe you are really capable of this) then invest in it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor Management

    Programmer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe campus, there is not much else other than a few very honest hard working individuals that are worked to the bone without any appreciation.

    ConsOver the last several years that I have been employed here the company has been through countless leadership and reorgs, all of which have flopped.

    Directors and Sr Managers are all about themselves, I would love to list some names but won't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake-up, what goes around comes around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rats from a sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you like large bureaucratic organizations, this is the place for you.

    ConsThe newspapes is stuck in the past and, being entrenched in their old ways, finding it practically impossible to make the jump to the internet.

    The paper is riddled with old time thinking -- the brightest and the best have left it behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that your asset is credible, researched journalism; make it readily available at a reasonable price.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    USA TODAY - not worth it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat paper, site and content

    ConsGannett parenet company doesn't care about USA TODAY and print folks run the asylum

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the revenue and the future. Paper on last legs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent product, but management lacks vision to turn an old newspaper business into digital business

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosbrand recognition in market and quality of websites

    Constoo focused on print and lack digital vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire management with digital experience

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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