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Tough times ....

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Former Employee - Web Producer  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Web Producer in Washington, DC

I worked at U.S. News & World Report

Pros

Generally, the folks that work here are good people. At one time it was a pretty vibrant place, but since the ad market fell apart they can't really afford to do journalism anymore.

Cons

They've lost site of their editorial mission and let go of most of the senior writers and editors. It's sad to see them morph into being just a cheaper version of Consumer Reports.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Good name on the resume, a once respected publication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at U.S. News & World Report

    Pros

    Work/life balance was good. Small staff gives you opportunity to wear many hats and gain experience in different areas not directly related to your position.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs and closing of ALL outer offices (other than D.C.), magazine no longer published, strictly a website, this is viewed by many in the industry that the brand no longer exists. The "newsweekly" business model is broken and publishing in general is devastated. Owned privately and commitment to the brand over the last 5 years has faltered due to the economy.

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    Better communication needed, employee morale low due to constant layoffs and worry about job security.

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    Good, but not permanent

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    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report

    Pros

    Some good people work here, and management is solid at providing for the employees what they need. The technology given, at least to IT staff, is very nice (powerful macs).

    Cons

    The web infrastructure is confusing. The site is built on several different frameworks, and redesigns have been implemented in pieces, then new redesigns are started in different areas. Things are hacked together just to get it working. There's new effort to consolidate code and make this better, though.

    No opinion of CEO
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