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Former Employee - Account Manager in Lombard, IL
Former Employee - Account Manager in Lombard, IL

I worked at USA Today

Pros

It is a job and the economy is not doing so well.

Cons

They put unqualified people in higher positions to save money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your people are your most valuable asset

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    I've Had Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USA Today

    Pros

    Casual attire permitted. Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Promotion from within seldom happens. To advance you need to play "nice" with management otherwise you will be overlooked. Job Descriptions for openings tend to be changed/written in a manner that will promote a "favored" employee within the company to get the promotion/advancement. Pay not equivalent to your work performance or work load. Unless you are management, you are paid hourly which means that your sick time and vacation time are paid in a pro rated increment. If you are an hourly employee and toward the end of the year you run out of your vacation/sick days, find another job because you can not take a day off "unpaid".A lot is expected whereby nothing is given in return. Not a company you want to work for until retirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a fair wage. Morale can be improved if advancements would occur more frequently and fairly. Don't micro manage or speak in a condescending manner, it is insulting...and the employees are not children. Be a little flexible with time off. If an employee wants to take an "unpaid" day off they should be granted it. , Afterall, Gannett didn't have any problem giving 2 weeks of "unpaid furlough days off "to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    catastrophe

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    Current Employee - Journalist
    Current Employee - Journalist

    I have been working at USA Today

    Pros

    Travel, interesting work, opportunities to meet people in various stages of their lives and their work.

    Cons

    Management is perverse and vindictive. They encourage backstabbing in the work place and like to see employees fight with one another because it takes pressure off management. It is a horrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign, or retire. You have led this company to disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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