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"Generally positive despite pressure on newspaper industry"

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Current Contractor - Journalist in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Journalist in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at USA Today as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The publisher and Editor-in-chief are excellent and have a good plan to transition to digital

Cons

Financially constrained and in transition

Advice to Management

Invest in experienced and senior journalists

Other Employee Reviews for USA Today

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I was a founder of the newspaper in 1982, gave them 30 years of loyal service, then was discarded like trash for money."

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at USA Today full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good company

    Cons

    Duplicitous, incompetent management. They treat employees like garbage and make up for all their business mistakes by punishing or firing employees who actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty matters. Just shedding older workers and hiring young neophytes is not a recipe for success. Cutting expenses, including workers, is not how you grow. It just buys you a couple more years. Come up with a real plan (although I do not believe you are really capable of this) then invest in it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that is embracing change at a rapid pace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful working environment with smart people who love what they do.

    Cons

    Some traditional journalists who refuse to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the transformation going.

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