Scripps Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Scripps President, CEO, and Director Rich Boehne
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38 Ratings

Pros
  • hiring great people with diversity of thought (in 3 reviews)

  • The overall corporate feel is great (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does keep the ones beneath them in the dark (in 6 reviews)

  • Higher-ups can be a little out of touch with the workflow of a current journalist (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Account Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scripps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall company, great co workers and team efforts

    Cons

    One supervisor had a very favoritism personality

    Advice to Management

    Bring in Supervisors that actually work and not talk all day.


  2. Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scripps

    Pros

    Met a lot of nice people and had the opportunity to learn how radio works.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.


  3. Not scared to invest!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Scripps (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, not scared to take chances!

    Cons

    Taking too many chances limits investing in current structure.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in current employees.


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    Just a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Scripps full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seemed like a good culture when interviewing and exploring company. Resources to handle problems. Downtown has some things going on, which is more than I can say for Cincy as a whole.

    Cons

    Awful work/life balance. Leadership had no idea how to run their own company that they had to hire outside consulting firm to help move them forward. Stuck in the past. Stubborn to new ways of thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change, revolutionize your thinking, get out of the newspaper business, buy back Scripps Networks (why did you ever sell that cash cow?)


  6. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scripps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Company is navigating some tough waters with regards to the journalism industry.


  7. Lots of Changes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scripps full-time

    Pros

    The company is going through a lot of change after a merger and spin off. Some of the employees are handling the transition well. Others are handling it very poorly.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a straight answer that holds true for very long.


  8. Great Place to Grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scripps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An environment that focuses on growth of their employees.

    Cons

    There are no cons - Scripps is a great place to work. I feel fortunate to be a part of an inclusive, uplifting company.


  9. Low comparative wages bad top management, poor hiring skills

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    Former Employee - Editor in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Editor in Naples, FL

    I worked at Scripps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A job is always what you make it and it's no exception in the newspaper division. The ability and room to do great work is there but you have to fight for it. Technical resources are good, the individuals producing most of the content are talented and there are a few good managers at individual properties. Good paid time off if you've worked there for some time and when I left, there were yearly cost of living adjustments starting to be made. Wages were still low overall.

    Cons

    Constant fear of being laid off. Zero loyalty at the corporate level for anyone at the properties. Do not ever think you are valued at this company in any way shape or form. You're 100% expendable and there to make money for the people at the top. Constant change and pressure to save the company because the folks at the top don't have the talent or the solutions, just the ability to cash big paychecks. Pay is not competitive relative to other media companies and it's like trying to get blood out of a turnip for any sort of a raise. Very shallow long-term news vision and they do tend to hire managers at the local level for reasons other than outright talent. Oh, benefits suck. Healthcare in particular. The only plus was the HSA you could open. No pension, small 401K match. Fleecing of the middle class. Very little upward mobility, especially to the corporate level. And if you're an actual news manager, and you care about the quality of news your paper puts out, it's a 24/7 job because they're so thin bottom, middle and top locally, you do the work of three people. They sure do talk a good game with values though. Their corporate HR folks are over the top and not in a good way. Make yourself look busy lately? How bout them 2 hour learning modules? Get 15 of those out this week? Hypocrisy is the name of the game at Scripps.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics, pay your people, inspire loyalty and stop protecting your own back at the expense of everyone else below you. Stop pretending to listen and actually listen. Remind yourselves how newspapers are a noble cause and a necessity in a democracy. Promote quality over clicks. Allow the journalists to actually be journalists and make their jobs easier, not harder, more convoluted and compounded with unnecessary tasks. But who am I kidding, no one at the top has the balls to make positive change and quite frankly, they don't care to. They're already making the big bucks. Stop promoting a falling sky and start promoting hope, diligence and a commitment to excellent news.


  10. Photojournalist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Scripps

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    No cons to think of.


  11. Changes is the only constant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scripps

    Pros

    Great people in a great city. A lot of exciting changes going on right now.

    Cons

    The station has a specific look they are going for; if you don't fit you won't be around long.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly; care about the work environment.



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