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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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    Great Benefits and working hours but that depends on which department you are working for

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    There are ineffective managers that are leading teams that know nothing about technology or are not technically savvy, yet they are managers. Why is this?

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate some of your technical managers in charge of tech to determine what is there expertise level.

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Consumer Reports Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Consumer Reports (Yonkers, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    1st Phone interview with in-house recruiter, 2nd skype interview w/HR, 3rd in-person interview with multiple people in department & the HR recruiter. Finished with tour around facility and a few testing labs & historical description of the company. The only problem was taking a train and a taxi to the interview and the commute was expensive.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Consumer Reports.   1 Answer
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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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