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Updated July 8, 2017
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Pros
  • I am able to see first hand the belief in work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Nice people, flexible schedule and hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    U.S. News is a fantastic company with a superb working environment. There is a diverse tech stack with many opportunities to get exposed to a number of various technologies on a daily basis. The management at all levels in the Technology department is fresh and motivated, and remains in touch with the regular aspects of development and architecture. Your work regularly sees production, and there is the ideal balance of structure commonly seen in larger companies combined with the freedoms allowed from smaller companies in your work. Other developers are generally very well-rounded and a pleasure to work with. There is an emphasis on career development, with weekly knowledge exchanges, opportunities for training, and room for growth. All in all, I would highly recommend working at U.S. News.

    Cons

    Commuting to Georgetown may occasionally be difficult depending on your location.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on course.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Jun 5, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It’s nice to hear that you are enjoying your role in Tech and your time with U.S. News & World Report. Our various technologies and the dynamic group of folks... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Once great, now just a content factory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. News & World Report part-time

    Pros

    I loved the people at US News. They were mainly top-notch, solid journalists.

    Cons

    The company has coasted on their reputation for at least a decade. It has now become something of a content farm. .Such a shame.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It seems like your experience was not a positive one. As a company, we strive to maintain a happy, healthy and safe environment for our employees to... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Limits to potential"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really solid benefits and extremely nice people. Fairly flexible work day plus free breakfast and free beer once a week generally keep people happy. It's a good place to start a career and continue to learn.

    Cons

    Company structure is pretty bureaucratic making it difficult to move up or for changes to happen throughout the company. This also means that even with interesting subject matter, sometimes there's not much work to do. Salaries are on the low end for DC (I know it's a media company, but still). Some things aren't standardized for all employees (like WFH, promotions/raises, cross departmental issues).

    Advice to Management

    Help good, knowledgeable employees grow along with the company to keep them on board.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We like to provide solid benefits and flexibility where we can to our employees. If you are looking to learn more about career growth within USN, it... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great people on the ground, old school upper management holding things back."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and creative people in product, relaxed environment and dress code. Flexible hours. Good office location. Diverse set of products.

    Cons

    Weak leadership, poor career development and non existent employee appreciation. Challenging divide between product and editorial teams. Leadership is divided.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people on the ground problem solve. Trust the people you hired and reward them. Treat them like people.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Jun 20, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. U.S. News does provide a great work environment and focuses on a diverse set of products. We have smart and creative people working across all... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "On the upswing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    After a number of lean years and many layoffs, the company has turned things around with a well-defined growth strategy. Benefits are competitive and there is a welcome openness to telecommuting when necessary.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low side and U.S. News continues to be a training ground for those moving to other companies. In other words, U.S. News needs to look at why so many people leave after 2-4 years though advancement is fairly common as new product lines are added particularly.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Jun 7, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your dedicated years of service with U.S. News & World Report. We have been working diligently on our growth plan for the past several years... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Solid starter job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time

    Pros

    -work-life balance
    -friendly and welcoming people

    Cons

    -lack of direction
    -company culture has overarching problem regarding information sharing. The tying up of information about how the company is doing erodes at morale


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, good coworkers

    Cons

    Some areas are hard to advance in.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – HR Specialist

    We appreciate you taking time to leave a review. We value that you are enjoying your coworkers and our work environment. We have a career development program to address your advancement statement... More

  8. "Solid place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and positive work env (atleast in IT, outside of IT I have no idea).

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be some red tape.

    Advice to Management

    No bonus for IT isn't great.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Apr 21, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review and thank you also for your 3+ years of service. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying and finding value in our work from home policy in Tech.


  9. "Great Place to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Monday breakfast, beer Friday, flexible schedule, good location. Company has a good mission to help consumers make important decisions.

    Cons

    now growing so ironing out processes and career development

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Make sure you focus on people's goals and make a career path for success for the new hires.

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – HR Specialist

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review and are happy you’ve joined U.S. News & World Report. It’s nice to hear that you value our strong mission and benefits. As for career... More


  10. "Great Internship Program"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. News & World Report full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    *Treated as a member of the team, allowed to work very independently and produce content for U.S. News
    *Paid, which is a huge plus for an internship in journalism
    *Everyone in the office I've met has been friendly and helpful
    *Plenty of opportunities to meet people, for example, a lot of people eat lunch in the break room every day, there are volunteer opportunities and there are snacks and beer every Friday evening for "beer Friday"
    *Cooperative and collaborative environment. Great for learning.
    *Great location in Georgetown

    Cons

    *Although you do get paid during your internship, it's not a lot. Definitely enough to live on, but don't expect to be doing much saving

    U.S. News & World Report Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – HR Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m happy to hear you are having a rewarding internship experience at U.S. News & World Report. It sounds like you’re jumping into collaborative work and taking... More


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