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  1.  

    Good place to work if you are willing to work hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer
    Current Employee - Senior Designer

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth if you seek them out.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for, salary vs. work time was very fair. I had a long and fruitful career with the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Circulation Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Circulation Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at USA Today full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A fast-paced environment with daily challenges and successes.

    Cons

    A declining industry and today's management tends to view everything through a spreadsheet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time looking at spreadsheets and more time talking to your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    Seems like the leadership has improved recently, but there are still issues
    It's a national news organization, and from that perspective is exciting

    Cons

    Gannett as a company is just terrible to its employees
    USAT has no idea what it wants to be, so it flounders a little

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  5.  

    Graphic Design Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in McLean, VA

    I worked at USA Today as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work for the interns, treated as valued member of collective creative team. Great location and building for the DC Metro Area. Food is good and gym in the office is nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes work is less than glamorous but that comes with the internship territory. Sometimes projects can drag on for a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the USAT brand stagnate back into what it was before the rebrand, keep pushing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dysfunctional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USA Today

    Pros

    Familiar brand to large audience

    Cons

    Distrust, poor internal communications, fear.

  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Big brand. Tons of incompetence.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Dying company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  11. 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

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