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Commitment to consumers is unwavering

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

The mission to protect and serve consumers is as strong as ever and it's still rewarding to go to work every day. The company is in the midst of an exciting transformation.

Cons

Lack of security during a time of transition. Cultural shift has been tough on the long term employees. Layoffs seem endless.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More transparency, more communication of the vision for the future.

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    Avoid at All Costs

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor

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

    Pros

    Very little. If you're a current employee the pro would be to leave as quickly as possible.

    Cons

    The organization took a massive turn for the worse about three years ago. The current CEO, who cannnot retire because no wants the CEO job, doesn't have a clue and is given free reign by an even more clue-less Board of Directors. Lay-offs, literally, happen every month with low morale in every inch of the toxic environment in Yonkers. New employees beware! Senior management has not plan to turn around the business which breaking even and on life support. The organization hides behind its mission and non profit status, but don't be fooled by the ruthless tactics and environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, the organization is beyond hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough transition but commitment to mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY

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

    Pros

    There's a real commitment to the mission of serving consumers. The industry is going through tough times, and CR isn't immune. There is some excitement in the transition and in being part of a solution.

    Cons

    As the organization is transitioning away from print and to a more agile approach to developing and distributing content, there's been some pain as there have been some layoffs. That's a shift in the culture, and resulted in hard feelings for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on pushing through on the transition and making necessary changes; don't lose focus on what makes the organization unique: its mission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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