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CR Protects The Consumer, But Doesn't Do the Same For Their Employees.

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Current Employee - Editor in Yonkers, NY
Current Employee - Editor in Yonkers, NY

I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (more than 10 years)


Current CEO is exiting which will bring in new management. Employees can purchase tested products at a small discount.


The cons are many but center on a clueless CEO who is more advocate than business visionary. Countless senior leadership has been shuffled in and out in hopes of turning around business. Layoffs are constant and happen monthly and without logic. Business model of paid content is flawed with competition closing in with no innovation and new products coming from the organization. New employees be very skeptical of the environment as the financial health of the company is eroding. The direct marketing model on the business side is failing the organization, product management cannot deliver new product, new COO is a finance guy with no experience running a digital organization, and rating content has become a commodity. The print side is as good as dead. Union environment cuts staff in half and offers no real value. Salaries are below average and benefits are eroding. As an employer, CR has become cut throat firing at will and re-shuffling without any logic or results. The cons are numerous and for an organization founded on protecting the consumer, CR should wake up and protect their employees from management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire real leaders, get rid of the board of directors and current CEO who are both clueless, innovate and move faster with real digital products.

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