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Fortunate to enjoy my work and am respected, but there are issues here

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Current Employee - Content Creation Group in Yonkers, NY
Current Employee - Content Creation Group in Yonkers, NY

I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Some perks, benefits (time off, healthcare costs, work hours), relatively relaxed working environment, company recognizes need to fix problems and is trying.

Cons

Piss-poor financial compensation for middle management; execs say they are open to hearing from employees, but they don't want to hear ANYTHING that goes against their plan; glacier-like movement on fixing website ills; union environment (too much overpaid dead wood that can't be fired); more gripers than hard workers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need to do actually listen to the concerns of people. Too many meetings and "training" sessions; let us do our jobs. Upgrade computers!!

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    My experience: Insane work hours, good benefits, senior management out-of-touch.

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Consumer Reports full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Friendly co-workers. Onsite fitness center. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch. Needed information not shared with the rest of employees. Insane work hours (often 60 hours a week, uncompensated if you're in management). Little to no recognition by senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with employees. Share information essential to the performance of their jobs. Acknowledge employees for job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful

    Fear and Loathing in Yonkers

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    Current Employee - Test Project Leader in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Test Project Leader in Yonkers, NY

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Talented people, nice cafeteria, test-sample auctions

    Cons

    New management is incompetent, uncaring, and sometimes cruel.
    Management uses the threat of layoff or firing to motivate employees to do more in less time and with fewer resources.
    Co-workers are stressed out, fearful of being next to get the axe.
    Lying is considered valuable in interoffice communication; it is only a matter of time before this lack of ethics makes its way into the publication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat workers like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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