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The E.W. Scripps Company Reviews

Updated June 17, 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)

  • "Great Benefits, Flexible schedule and good people" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "No leadership, no formula for success, no training, upper management doesn't care to listen to issues, poor customer service" (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Good management & opportunity to move up within the company

    Cons

    Low pay and long days.


  2. "There are worse TV ownership groups to work for"

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    Current Employee - Journalist
    Current Employee - Journalist

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

    Pros

    It's not Nexstar or Sinclair Broadcast Group.

    Cons

    Not paid at a level that is sustainable for cost of living.

  3. "News media corporation"

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    Current Employee - Studio Operations in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Studio Operations in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good values and core beliefs.

    Cons

    Underutilization of staff, too many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings with management and more interaction with staff.


  4. "Boise TV is POORLY RUN"

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    Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left alone to do as I please. No one else hassling you to do THEIR job. .

    Cons

    Literally no communication with the bosses. Dinosaurs running the place.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. The business has passed you by. Take the dead weight and amateur management skills with you.


  5. "Commitment to Quality Journalism"

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

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

    Pros

    Scripps is committed to providing quality journalism to the communities they serve. This industry is not for everyone. The hours are long and the news can be tough to report given the world we live in. The management works to bring out the best and most innovative work in each of their employees. If you have an idea, then you have a voice.

    Cons

    Communication is not always executed well. A message may be delivered to a select few when the message warranted a larger audience.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure if you are claiming to be transparent, that you do not take actions that contradict your claim.


  6. "Good company wrestling with new challenges"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong moral compass, ethical; size creates opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Traditional media company wrestling with what to be in the future. Looking but so far failing to find the next big idea.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate layers. Too many conference calls, too many new processes which are a drag on performance. Stop patting yourself on the back for what you used to be (we invented HGTV!) and start leading us to where we need to be.


  7. "Sales department"

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    Current Employee - Integrated Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Integrated Account Executive in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Covered parking garage, the investment in people, team building meetings outside of work environment, leadership committees, overall-not as much inside politics as the other local stations in the market

    Cons

    High deductibles on health insurance, no company credit card issued to account execs for client incidentals. Too many interruptions in the day for secondary meetings, birthday cake celebration or other mandatory sessions... not enough time to go sell. Only a handful of top performers get help from account managers, the rest have to rely on sales assistants who have limited duties in helping the common AE.

    Advice to Management

    Not all local sales managers are equal. You can’t teach what you don’t know or don’t practice-it just ends up being bad advice given to the people you manage. You have to make time to mentor and guide each person equally, not pick favorites and give them big accounts while others bust their butt on their own without the handouts. Sales manager is not approachable and can be harsh as in black and white. There’s no connection with most of the staff for lack of social skills or tact in most cases. One local sales manager is a great cheerleader but is more concerned about answering personal texts and chatting to her fav. AE about the next happy hour party, rather than focusing that time on the rest of the AE on her team. A lot of wasted time on irrelevant, unrelated work topics. Will take from one AE to give to a favorite. Can be a high school mean girls environment with this mentality and a management team with just women. Rules will get bent for some people. Inconsistency - applying the same rules for everyone. Too many friendships in the workplace create a favoritism environment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Special Projects Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company really cares about your well being and your development as an employee. Many opportunities to learn and grow, including training and conferences. Huge company, but it felt very family oriented.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any. It was a job and hard work, but it was expected. I enjoyed it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Small Station= Red Headed Step-Child"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to advance and relocate.

    Cons

    Micro-management, nepotism, high turn-over rates. Someone (management) constantly looking over your shoulder. Low pay, terrible health benefits, no team building outside of work, no incentive for job-well-done

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing. Have enough faith in your employees that they know what they are doing and will do a good job.


  10. "Old School Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well-known, good company. Starting pay is decent.

    Cons

    The broadcast industry is a very old-school industry. The company culture there is horrible. Bosses constantly bickering with eachother and with employees.


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