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USA Today Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
86 Reviews
2.7
86 Reviews
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USA Today President Larry Kramer
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27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work/Life Balance, nice cafeteria, decent job security (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, hard working, cared about the product (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Upper management needs to be more connected with the organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    brand recognition in market and quality of websites

    Cons

    too focused on print and lack digital vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management with digital experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I've Had Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USA Today

    Pros

    Casual attire permitted. Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Promotion from within seldom happens. To advance you need to play "nice" with management otherwise you will be overlooked. Job Descriptions for openings tend to be changed/written in a manner that will promote a "favored" employee within the company to get the promotion/advancement. Pay not equivalent to your work performance or work load. Unless you are management, you are paid hourly which means that your sick time and vacation time are paid in a pro rated increment. If you are an hourly employee and toward the end of the year you run out of your vacation/sick days, find another job because you can not take a day off "unpaid".A lot is expected whereby nothing is given in return. Not a company you want to work for until retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a fair wage. Morale can be improved if advancements would occur more frequently and fairly. Don't micro manage or speak in a condescending manner, it is insulting...and the employees are not children. Be a little flexible with time off. If an employee wants to take an "unpaid" day off they should be granted it. , Afterall, Gannett didn't have any problem giving 2 weeks of "unpaid furlough days off "to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    catastrophe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist
    Current Employee - Journalist

    I have been working at USA Today

    Pros

    Travel, interesting work, opportunities to meet people in various stages of their lives and their work.

    Cons

    Management is perverse and vindictive. They encourage backstabbing in the work place and like to see employees fight with one another because it takes pressure off management. It is a horrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign, or retire. You have led this company to disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was once an amazing place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    - A Paycheck
    - A few great people still remain
    This was a great place to work in the late 80's and early '90's.

    Cons

    - Pay freezes
    - Furloughs
    - Layoffs
    Over the past several years, layoffs became a regular occurrence and no one ever felt safe (nor feels safe to this day.) A series of bad decisions were made each quarter which, in turn, had more consequences. This usually meant sacrificing great employees. Unfortunately, those who remained had to take on the work of their fallen comrades. This was once a great place to work, however due to all of the cuts this company has made, it's tough to say that the pros outweigh the cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this company survives another year, please value the strong, few employees you do have left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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