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

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Yonkers, NY

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

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

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

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    Clueless leadership

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    Pros: There are still some vestigial employees left from before the ongoing shakeup. I don't… Cons: Middle managers "manage up" to get approval from supervisors rather than nurturing eand leading employees. New… Advice to Senior Management: Knock off the "us versus them" atmosphere created by many new upper-level managers. Treat exempt… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Cautiously Optimistic for the Future

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    Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time


    Pros: Great mission to empower and protect the consumer Some positions offer flexibility to take on extracurricular work Good comradary between employees at the same level Good location if… Cons: Management and upper management are not receptive to feedback from employees Consultants are predominately relied upon to provide feedback and direction Few good managers that empower and… Advice to Senior Management: Get out of your offices and into the trenches to see what's happening. Enable workers to succeed or fail and give them the tools… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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