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30+ days ago

Health Policy Consumer Advocacy Internship

Consumer Reports Washington, DC

with respect to health care and health insurance. A particular focus of this position will be policy analysis that addresses rising health care… Consumer Reports


30+ days ago

Senior Systems Administrator (Linux/Virtualization)

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Experience with configuration and administration of public cloud infrastructure including AWS and VMware vCloud Air. • Experience with… Consumer Reports


30+ days ago

Test Technician

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet rigid… Consumer Reports


24 days ago

Director, Organizational (Internal) Communications

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Ensure that organizational communications strategy is aligned with Consumer Reports’ overarching brand strategy to help advance the Leadership… Consumer Reports


24 days ago

Director, Social Media

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Exceptional communications and project management skills. • Demonstrated success developing and delivering corporate brand and voice to key… Consumer Reports


30+ days ago

2015 Consumers Union Student Assistant

Consumer Reports Austin, TX

When you apply, please be sure to include both a resume and cover letter. Take a moment to tell us something about yourself which you think is… Consumer Reports


18 days ago

Editorial Researcher

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills are crucial. • Fact checks copy including reviewing sources provided by writers and… Consumer Reports


16 days ago

Producer

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• Generates short and long-form ideas for digital videos and CRTV news reports; works closely with all CR stakeholders including Editorial, Advocacy… Consumer Reports


15 days ago

Videographer/Editor

Consumer Reports Colchester, CT

Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience as a broadcast or digital videographer and editor, or an equivalent combination of education… Consumer Reports


30+ days ago

Accounting Analyst

Consumer Reports Yonkers, NY

• The ability to work independently with minimum supervision. • Demonstrates… Consumer Reports


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    Once a Proud Organization, Now a Lost Cause to Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None at the moment. The prospect of the Board Changing Leadership.

    Cons

    The organization began it's downward spiral in 2010. Ex President Jim Guest attempted to turn things around by removing key senior executives who actually brought the organization back to life in the mid 2000's. Guest's first move was to hire an aggressive ex Board Member, Laurence Bunin, as Chief Operating Officer. While Bunin tried hard to turn things around he was too coarse, aggressive, and il-suited for the role. Guest fired Bunin after a year on the job and then re-organized his management team At the same time, the core magazine and digital business was declining and to this day is barely breaking even.
    Recent changes include a new President from, of all places, the Ford Foundation. The current President has a Communications background and is charged with turning the brand around and her first move to, you guessed it, fire senior executives and bring in her cronies from the Ford Foundation. The organization should have hired a real visionary with business and advocacy experience, instead they hired what they could find and afford.
    Over the last three years not only has Consumer Reports had a management, revenue, and product problem but they also went through a massive lay-off period where very good workers were fired without warning and logic. A common occurrence is for senior managers and execs to ask for large serverance or threaten to sue the organization given how aggressive they've been with long term and short term dismissals, the ex COO for example sued the organization when he was fired.
    The real problem with Consumer Reports is it's clueless Board who allow the Executive staff to rule without any accountability. The Board is the only entity that ever needed re-organization and it's never happened, instead they go after the loyal employee earning $70,000.00 per year.
    Prospective employees should stay clear of Consumer Reports. The old Consumer Reports was a desirable place to work with a great reputation and stellar product. Now, the organization is a lost cause with constant lay-offs, executives coming and going, and a very poor financial outlook. Stay clear if you're considering the organization and leave if you're currently still hanging on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say bring in real leadership, but this been attempted for three years now and nothing has changed.

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