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"Commitment to consumers is unwavering"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The mission to protect and serve consumers is as strong as ever and it's still rewarding to go to work every day. The company is in the midst of an exciting transformation.

Cons

Lack of security during a time of transition. Cultural shift has been tough on the long term employees. Layoffs seem endless.

Advice to Management

More transparency, more communication of the vision for the future.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place, lots of turmoil recently, future will depend on choice of outgoing president's replacement early 2014"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Consumer Reports full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, outgoing President Jim Guest has great heart and prodigious intellect, but has had trouble balancing heart and soul of organization vs. quest for financial results sometimes seeing it as zero sum--or at least hiring leaders with that view and outsized egos--understandable given publishing environment, but disappointing ultimately. Leaves great legacy though future will depend on leadership that is left in place after he leaves.

    Cons

    Magazine publishing industry turmoil and CR quest to stay relevant have resulted in great turmoil. While some of the people lost or ousted should be gone, some losses are painful and will hurt down the road as it will be harder to find way back to original mission while moving forward to meet demands of the digital age while combating "all info wants to be free" mentality with you get what you pay for, so offer real value.

    Advice to Management

    Mind the money AND lead with the heart--imbue all with philosophy of caring for consumersand providing real value


  2. Helpful (8)

    "This is a place to end your career not propel a young career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consumer Reports full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Good corporate mission. Some really good people. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    No professional growth or upward mobility opportunities since senior staff doesn't leave. Lack of strong and decisive leadership. Very bureaucratic and decisions take a long time to make. The leadership values mission over the business so there is a lack of recognition for business achievements. Union environment and senior leadership makes progressive change difficult.

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