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"So sad"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yonkers, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The mission and the people who work there. I still have hope for CR, but perhaps not during my tenure there.

Cons

poor morale, coldness of some senior leaders who truly don't care about the staff. Recent reorganization was poorly executed. Some changes were drastic and not thought through.

Advice to Management

Walk the talk when it comes to trust, civility and respect. Start from within and gain back trust of the staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Consumer Reports

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Times they are a'changin."

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    Current Employee - Editorial in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mission, nonprofit, important service to consumers

    Cons

    Clueless management, flailing about for a solution to a changing industry


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting organization in transition"

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

    I have been working at Consumer Reports full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many great staff and managers trying to reinvent this venerable brand for the diigital age. Great place to work and make a real difference (and a name for yourself) if you are energetic, keen to make an impact and in tune with the future vision. Friendly culture. Some VPs have really clear ideas but others (why are there so many?) seem to add little. Great organizational mission to help all consumers and make the world a better place - what's not to like about that!

    Cons

    Long serving and very vocal staff whining about the good old pre-digital days can be a real drain. Many seem to think they are entitled to a job for life and have no idea what it's like to work in other places. Some lower level managers seem out of their depth. Outgoing CEO (he's overdue to retire) seems indecisive and obsessed with making old-timer staff happy. Terrible cafeteria - not exactly Google!

    Advice to Management

    Find a new CEO soon and make sure it's a good one. Stop pandering to old-timer staff so much with endless all staff briefings and awful Q&As, they'll whine whatever you do. Just make great things happen!

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