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The E.W. Scripps Company Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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The E.W. Scripps Company President and CEO Adam Symson
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  • 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. "Culture"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership structure is flat.

    Cons

    The approval process can be cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for autonomy.


  2. "Financial and Accounting Intern"

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people and was able to learn a lot through my experiences in all the different departments.

    Cons

    It was their first year having interns and didn't know what to do with us sometimes. This led to a lot of down time in the cubicle.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns long term projects to work on over the course of the summer to keep them busy.

  3. "Digital Sales Support Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, Active Work Environment

    Cons

    Only 1% pay increase yearly on already small salary, requires long term investment for any chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Make budget concerns of company clear at hire


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Reporter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company actually cares and invests in its people. I'd recommend it.

    Cons

    Obviously, like a company this size, it's very corporate. Everything has to be run up the chain.


  5. "Sales"

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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

    Pros

    Great company good benefits lots of potential if you work hard.

    Cons

    The industry is difficult to break into. The company is not structured for new employees to succeed.


  6. "News Reporter"

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    Current Employee - News Reporter
    Current Employee - News Reporter
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a successful, growing local news company.

    Cons

    Local news is a changing industry. Unfortunately, the changes are not for the better.


  7. "Talks the Talk, but doesn't Walk the Walk Locally"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate has wonderful pillars about caring about employees including "encouraging the heart", "leading the way" and challenging the process" which sound great, but locally these are just words and not really put into action.

    Cons

    Tucson is one of Scripps smaller markets so corporate doesn't really have time to focus on a lot of the BS that goes on here. Weak leadership from local Senior Management who make arbitrary decisions, don't listen to staff and are constantly pumping themselves up as wonderful leaders not managers make this a tough place to succeed unless you are one of the "favorites".

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to employees before you make decisions. Don't let your egos get in the way of making the right decision.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Micro management-Long hours with expected 24-7 availability-Rude/derogatory management-Equal pay not by a long shot."

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

    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time

    Pros

    Corporate 5 guiding principles. Possibly for growth.
    Some really amazing people. Ability to build quality outside relationships. Sometimes fun despite negativity.
    Focus on community. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Negative employee morale. Favoritism from management. Numerous ethics complaints. Lackluster management with no clear understanding of diversity. Horrible communication between departments. Management not proficient in simple email servers. Corporate oversight appearances seem involved but truly only oversee profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Open minds to diverse humans. Pay employees fair wages. Take an honest look at your secretive and misleading practices.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IF the actions of leaders embodied the supposed vision and mission, it would be good, but it's good talk, bad action."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its broadcasting, so the work itself is interesting and varied.

    Cons

    Lies, lies, and more lies. Secrets & lies. Its all about CYA rather than truth & transparency. Also low staff counts, favoritism, long hours, and average to below average pay.

    Advice to Management

    Live the message, don't just speak it. Really investigate issues that are reported, don't just do the legal CYA- actually listen and fix the problems. If actions equalled words, it could be a great company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The List - The Absolute Worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of free food brought in from shoots! Have a gym membership when you get hired!

    Cons

    Working here was one part corporate America, one part Big Brother and one part acid trip. When I think of The List, I think of that scene from Zoolander (the first one) where Mugatu screams "Am I Taking Crazy Pills?!" -- That's pretty much what every day feels like here. Literally, the management here has no grasp on what they are doing and what's worse is they think they do. To top it off, they also don't care about their staff, bad combo. Scripps is a corporation with certain policies, rules and structure. However the show wants to pretend it's some important LA show that it's not; where anyone can be fired for any reason at any moment. This creates huge conflicts in production and employee morale. I would describe it as an identity crisis. The management plays favorites and would rather play mind games and stir the pot with the staff than actually do work. Basically, from the ground-up, while I'm sure there are some great people under the Scripps umbrella, a lot just aren't. If you actually take pride in what you do, aren't into manipulating people and just want to focus on producing high-quality products and growing yourself in your given discipline and as a professional-- run fast.

    Advice to Management

    Leave so better people can join the team and actually make the show good. Pay your staff more and stop trying to be something you're not.


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