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The E.W. Scripps Company Reviews

Updated September 13, 2018
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The E.W. Scripps Company President and CEO Adam Symson
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Pros
  • "I work with great people at every level" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Plus there's this huge focus on developing employees into future leaders, and benefits are great" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management recently changed, so we'll see how that pans out" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Management turmoil, low pay, company micro managed" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Digital Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company has size and resources. Sales Training is over 3 days at Cincinnati HQ and is pretty good and thorough.

    Cons

    They are stubbing their toes somewhat with those resources and their transition to more digital solutions. The digital platform is subpar and their development team is difficult to deal with. Developing new multi-faceted campaigns were difficult to get approved as they were expecting digital pricing that is too much over market pricing.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the development and communication channels process. Integrate digital and TV advertising products more effectively


  2. "The best life experience I ever had until they switched Management for not one good reason."

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    Former Employee - Producer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Producer in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family type environment, you always felt support, until new Management

    Cons

    Management was Military style and it never made sense as to why

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as you wish to be treated. You can harm people with words and actions that can last a lifetime, do as to them as you wish done to you.

  3. "Technical Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Like most news industries they're downsizing and merging departments


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great focus on personal growth"

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Digital Content Producer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had quite a bit of freedom to try new things, and my supervisors were great mentors. Plus there's this huge focus on developing employees into future leaders, and benefits are great.

    They also made a push to improve the office space with a high-tech coffee machine and more food options.

    Overall they really do care about their employees. And the people that work there have become some of my closest friends.

    Cons

    Pay is low - which is to be expected in local news, but it seems like it was especially low at our station compared to the other ones.

    Also, there's a tendency to pile on responsibilities without a change in compensation. Expectations were doable, but everyone seemed pretty drained by the end of the day, even management within the station.

    Advice to Management

    At the end of the day, the station just needs to hire more employees. Doing so would give everyone more time to focus on creating quality work.


  5. "OK Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time

    Pros

    Big Company so benefits are pretty good.
    Lots of vacation days

    Cons

    Digital team is a joke


  6. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sales experience was excellent, got a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Pay was on the low end.


  7. "Really great company"

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    Former Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Multimedia Journalist in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming

    Cons

    There is a lot of miscommunication as the company is still new

  8. Helpful (2)

    "When work feels like family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I feel like Scripps is a safe place to reach outside the box and try new things. Everyone in management that I have worked with encourages you to speak up, challenge the process, ask questions. At the individual station level, it is a very warm environment to work in.

    Cons

    With a restructure of some things at the corporate level and the company getting bigger (which is not bad!) there has been some growing pains that can be felt down at the station level. However this should be a short lived "con"


  9. "Senior Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you want a work environment that has great people, fosters collaboration with co-workers, the ability to build your own brand as a professional, work/life balance, great benefits, and access to senior leadership for guidance, idea sharing, or just to chat, then Scripps is the place for you.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent. It is one of the reasons we are head and shoulders above other companies.


  10. "Integrated Media Sale Executive"

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    Current Employee - Integrated Media Sales Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Integrated Media Sales Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, lots of support from management, excellent training.

    Cons

    None that I have found yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


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