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"Fortunate to enjoy my work and am respected, but there are issues here"

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Current Employee - Content Creation Group in Yonkers, NY
Current Employee - Content Creation Group in Yonkers, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Some perks, benefits (time off, healthcare costs, work hours), relatively relaxed working environment, company recognizes need to fix problems and is trying.

Cons

Piss-poor financial compensation for middle management; execs say they are open to hearing from employees, but they don't want to hear ANYTHING that goes against their plan; glacier-like movement on fixing website ills; union environment (too much overpaid dead wood that can't be fired); more gripers than hard workers.

Advice to Management

You need to do actually listen to the concerns of people. Too many meetings and "training" sessions; let us do our jobs. Upgrade computers!!

Other Employee Reviews for Consumer Reports

  1. Helpful (7)

    "My experience: Insane work hours, good benefits, senior management out-of-touch."

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Friendly co-workers. Onsite fitness center. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Senior management out of touch. Needed information not shared with the rest of employees. Insane work hours (often 60 hours a week, uncompensated if you're in management). Little to no recognition by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in touch with employees. Share information essential to the performance of their jobs. Acknowledge employees for job well done.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "No longer a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time

    Pros

    The staff that does the testing and actually creates the products is dedicated and terrific, if unheralded. Good benefits, though eroding. May still be a reasonable place to work if you're a test engineer or in IT.

    Cons

    Zero accountability for some senior managers, a few of whom are lacking in conscience. They have license to do just about anything they want to those below. E.g. They recently fired CR's chief editor without cause, with the blessing of both HR and the CEO. There's widespread fear among day to day staffers that any of them could be next. If this is the kind of place you'd like to work, good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Board of Directors: Get your heads out of the sand and learn the truth about the goings on in the organization by speaking directly with rank and file. Then remove those responsible at the top who have ruined what was once a proud and admirable organization. Restore integrity, honesty, and competence to CR's management.

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