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Downsizing

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Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA
Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA

I worked at USA Today full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great brand at least it used to me

Cons

Downsizing so don't get to comfortable there

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out a growth strategy

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Was a great place early 2000's

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at USA Today full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to have on your resume
    Meet notable clients
    Great work friends - if they don't stab you in the back
    I loved what I did

    Cons

    Brought in a bunch of MBC execs, who then brought in a bunch of ex Conde Nasty execs. Proceeded to make work a living hell. Everyone was scared, back stabbing, jealousy, poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and realize your bullying tactics don't work. Treat the employee, who have been there for a length of time with respect. They've been there, done that, so can probably tell you what will and won't work. Especially those out in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for a national media outlet is exciting. Physical work space is exceptionally nice and has a fabulous gym.

    Cons

    I am one of the scores of people who took a buyout last year so my comments reflect how things were when I left, which was dismal. Radical cutbacks and layers of new management have created a culture of desperation and overwork. Concerns about quality have disappeared in favor of quantity of output. Lean and mean is an understatement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop slashing newsroom staff, invest in content creators (reporters!) and pay as much attention to quality as quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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