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Consumer Reports – Why Work For Us?


At Consumer Reports, we’re building a diverse workforce that reflects our society, embraces new ways of thinking, celebrates a wide breadth of experiences, and reflects all of the audiences we serve.

 Inclusion means valuing the uniqueness that each staff member brings by creating an environment where everyone is welcome. Our objective is simple: for all employees to feel supported so that they’re set up for success.


Every day, in every job, our employees make a difference for consumers and society. Whether we’re testing products in our labs or on our test track, exposing scams through fearless investigations, or advocating for policies that serve and protect consumers’ interests, we make an impact on people’s lives.

 From product developers and software engineers to writers, editors, and policy experts, we work together to champion consumer interests.

Stay Centered

Sure, we have best-in-class medical, dental, and vision benefits, but our wellness programs also help you build and maintain a healthy mind and body. Exercise classes, gym reimbursement, and nutrition counseling are just a few ways we help you bring your whole self to work.

Find Balance

We ask you to work hard for consumers—but in exchange, our vacation, illness, and holiday schedules allow you time to recharge. Add in amenities such as farm-to-table produce deliveries, on-site dry cleaning service, and an employee assistance program to help manage life’s unexpected challenges, and life feels like less work.

Expand Your Horizons

We offer our employees an integrated approach to professional development. A combination of on-site training, e-learning, external training, and tuition reimbursement set you up for success and prime you for the next challenge.

 Build Your Future

Our 401(k) and retirement plans offer a range of options to help prepare for the day you choose to stop working and take up skydiving or spelunking. With a variety of investment choices and an excellent employer match, your savings will grow right along with your career. As you build your future, you can also take advantage of our credit union to make the most of your money while you’re still working.

 Uniquely CR

So, what do we do with all of those products we buy and test? Employee auctions! Benefits, such as ergonomic workspaces, free shuttle service and transit check reimbursements, company-funded dependent care reimbursements, and most importantly, a chance to work for one of the most trusted brands around, are just a few things that set us apart.

 

Here is what is happening in IT and Digital here at Consumer Reports!  


Technological Advancement

Our organization is in the midst of modernizing all of our platforms, investing in untapped data and technology opportunities, and improving our data management capabilities.

Connecting with Consumers

We are embracing emerging technologies to deliver integrated, personalized, relevant content and products that ultimately connects to consumers.

Digital Transformation 

Technology push and development of Consumer Reports Mobile Products & Services which include; Consumer Reports iPad App, Consumer Reports Ratings App, Consumerist Tipster, and the much demanded Consumer Reports Cars App all available on iOS and Android devices.

Agile Tactics

Our organization is going through a comprehensive transition to Agile tactics in every aspect of our business. Our development team recently changed the way we design software, engage our customer base, and how we interact as a team.

ConsumerReports.org 

ConsumerReports.org is the largest paid-publication based subscription Web site in the world with 3.3 million paying subscribers. That number has more than doubled since 2004, when there were 1.5 million subscribers to the Web site.


If all of this sounds interesting, come check out our Career Opportunities at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm.

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    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Very smart people all aligned around a mission to help consumers
    -People talk about the revolving door on managers-not true. We have added managers, and a few have left, hardly a revolving door. Most added have been in new roles. For the most part they seem solid. Time will tell, like another year or so, if they can be truly great, but they are solid
    -While we did lose some long tenured employees, we are hiring employees with great technical skills and external perspective
    -Perfect time to join a non-partisan media outlet

    Take the negative with a HUGE grain of salt. Most employees are engaged, happy, and very proud to work here.

    Cons

    -Based in Westchester, not NYC
    -Base salaries are high and benefits are very good, but because they are non-profit, bonus plan is nominal

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating, keep an open mind to employee ideas

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Consumer Reports Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Consumer Reports in April 2017.

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    HR asking general questions and Hiring Manager with unnoticed video and coding interviews . Was told interview with hiring manager will be on phone but hiring manager told to switch on video.

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Consumer Reports Awards & Accolades

  • Diversity in PR, PR News, 2016
  • Sigma Delta Chi Award, Society of Professional Journalist For Excellence in Journalism, 2016

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