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Scripps Networks Interactive Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "Traditional corporate processes tend to affect change slowly, room for growth but very competitive" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Hard to move up because people never leave" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Coordinator in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work family/environment, good benefits, good location.

    Cons

    It was sold to Discovery.


  2. "Great company, not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SNI was a great company

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  3. "Surprisingly Innovative"

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    Former Employee - Digital Ad Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Digital Ad Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always experimenting in the media space, open to new ideas from employees.

    Cons

    Some management groups could be exclusive, protecting each other out of loyalty, vs. merit.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be a good place. Not anymore"

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Java Developer

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries and great projects.

    Cons

    Was bought by Discovery and cancelled most of projects.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "SNI was a great company to work for. It was nice while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Inventory and Pricing Department Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SNI was willing to invest in the long term growth and success of their employees. There was a real sense of camaraderie and family because most employees in Knoxville stayed with them for many years.

    Cons

    SNI was bought out by Discovery in Q1 2018. Since then, there have been big lay-offs across almost all areas of the company. The most senior, experienced people often being the first to be cut. The SNI company culture went out the window as well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and brands. Stands to be seen how culture holds post-merger"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart leaders and great people to work with. The brands are amazing and fun to work on.

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Discover. Massive layoffs and more to come. Culture is mixed with Discovery and Scripps teams still not intertwined. Low growth opportunities.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A once great company ruined by Discovery aquisition"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Creative in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great campus, great pay for the area, great (although declining) brands

    Cons

    Since Discovery acquired the company there has been hundreds of "silent" layoffs for no reason other than deepening the pockets of the absent executive leadership. Their programming team wants to sensationalize and create drama where there is none, since they believe that "non-scripted programming needs conflict".

    Advice to Management

    Stop breaking the promises made to the local team, like "Knoxville will be the base of operations for the mirror (transmission) team". And then two months later fired everyone.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was a wonderful company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time

    Pros

    The company had so much Integrity

    Cons

    so very sad that the company sold


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Best company I ever worked for.

    Cons

    Wish it was never sold.


  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scripps Networks Interactive full-time

    Pros

    Company provided many perks and seemed to have a great culture.

    Cons

    Working night shift I was not privy to most of the parties, cultural activities that the company had and felt that a lot of the time 2nd shift and night shift employees were forgotten about.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't really matter because they were bought out by Discovery.