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"Was a great place early 2000's"

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Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at USA Today full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great to have on your resume
Meet notable clients
Great work friends - if they don't stab you in the back
I loved what I did

Cons

Brought in a bunch of MBC execs, who then brought in a bunch of ex Conde Nasty execs. Proceeded to make work a living hell. Everyone was scared, back stabbing, jealousy, poor morale.

Advice to Management

Wake up and realize your bullying tactics don't work. Treat the employee, who have been there for a length of time with respect. They've been there, done that, so can probably tell you what will and won't work. Especially those out in the field.

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  1. "Downsizing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USA Today full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great brand at least it used to me

    Cons

    Downsizing so don't get to comfortable there

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a growth strategy


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    "Company review"

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

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for a national media outlet is exciting. Physical work space is exceptionally nice and has a fabulous gym.

    Cons

    I am one of the scores of people who took a buyout last year so my comments reflect how things were when I left, which was dismal. Radical cutbacks and layers of new management have created a culture of desperation and overwork. Concerns about quality have disappeared in favor of quantity of output. Lean and mean is an understatement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop slashing newsroom staff, invest in content creators (reporters!) and pay as much attention to quality as quantity.

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