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USA Today Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
88 Reviews
2.6
88 Reviews
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USA Today President Larry Kramer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great office culture, competitive pay and benefits, flexible work schedule with excellent work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, hard working, cared about the product (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no interaction with fellow interns (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to be more connected with the organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big brand. Tons of incompetence.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at USA Today full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not many. Pay was pretty decent. Office space was nice. But I need more than that.

    Cons

    Management really does not understand digital. There's little to no room for new ideas and thinking. Lack of technology expertise holds the company back in a major way. The "C" students typically stick around and put up with it. The "A" students need more opportunities and decide to move on eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire your friends for big positions, just because they're your friends. Hire competent, exceptional talent that can get the job done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    no vision

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Lack of overall vision for the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop more of a vision, guidance and development for employees.

  3.  

    Dying company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    Great people and strong bonds

    Cons

    Business dying and everyone knows it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Headline: Newspapers are on the way out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice fellow employees, weekends off, major holidays off. If you like looking over your shoulder and wondering if you are next...this is the place for you!

    Cons

    Young people are not buying newspapers--and so you are just servicing folks over 65 and the industry is dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a new job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not too optimistic about the future of this place...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    Nice building, gym, and cafeteria. Some people on the digital side are forward thinking, but the dinosaurs make it very difficult for them to make any positive impact

    Cons

    Lack of clear strategy, terrible corporate culture, benefits were bad, and got worse with new healthcare plans, resistance to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very out of touch with the employees. You need to share a strategy going forward that people can rally around

  7.  

    Meh..Overrated, Beautiful Building on the outside, nothing much else on the inside.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Finance in McLean, VA

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance, nice cafeteria, decent job security

    Cons

    Location, Miserable management, Bad Morale, Average Salary, Generic Benefits, not much potential for growth in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to improve morale, and continue to coach employees. Also start cross training employees to make them more efficient and versatile instead of keeping them in set defined roles with no opportunity to grow professionally within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today as an intern

    Pros

    Fun
    Work and life balance is reasonable
    Nice work environment

    Cons

    Upper management needs to be more connected with the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    News reporter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Reporter in McLean, VA

    I worked at USA Today full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    cant think of any pros other than a paycheck

    Cons

    Horrible place to work, no work life, horrible management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Downsizing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Was a great place early 2000's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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