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USA Today Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "I learned a lot through the summer internship" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Well-known paper, high profile company" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "But the newspaper industry was struggling so much it was pretty hard to get compensation or advancement" (in 6 reviews)

  • "There is so much to do but no room for growth" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company with Huge Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USA Today full-time

    Pros

    * This company is a monster (reach, number of properties and employees, etc), but their focus is local, which their partners appreciate
    * They're always thinking of their readers / users -- great community interaction
    * Technologically very advanced -- impressive

    Cons

    * Company solid but infrastructure going through changes / transitions -- seems chaotic
    * Training program needs work


  2. "Awesome company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port St Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port St Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I look forward to going to work each day. I work with an outstanding group of people.

    Cons

    While the newspaper industry is constantly changing and can be scary, USA Today finds ways to keep the company moving in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership team.

  3. "Has tremendous potential but lacks vision"

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

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The paycheck clears
    Is setup to be successful
    People in the trenches are great

    Cons

    That paycheck may stop coming as they consistently lay people off each year.
    Complete and total lack of leadership
    Lack of promotion opportunities
    No long or even short term plan on how to fix the company that continues to lose revenue year in and out.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company and replace yourself


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USA Today (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Broad vision of organization

    Cons

    Unrealistic view of product calue


  5. "Solid Internship Program"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends

    I worked at USA Today (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization that cares about its interns and their success. I worked at one of the smaller bureaus, not the headquarters in D.C., however, I found this to be a much better experience. I had direct and constant access to my supervisors and editors, who invested in me deeply and cared about my growth. I was tasked with real stories, real reporting and had opportunities to both pitch and take assignments. I didn't feel like a cog in the machine, but rather a part of the team.

    Cons

    The newsroom tends to be pretty sparse and quiet with many reporters working from home. Some editors are pretty old-school.


  6. "Supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People in the company (leadership and peers) work with you in supporting your success. They want to see people do well and provide tools that allow for stellar performance. With past companies, managers have plotted to get people removed from jobs (all while keeping themselves uninvolved) .

    Cons

    Work can be more evenly distributed between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to increase the diversity and inclusion efforts. Kudos to all the positive efforts!


  7. "HR Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USA Today full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to connect with employees across the network and deepen understanding of all facets of the company. Over past two years, executive communication has amped up and as an employee feel more connected to the network, not just the location where I work.

    Cons

    You make your experiences what you want them to be. Depending on your role, you can interact as much or as little as you want with other employees. There are many opportunities to get involve, its up to you to decide what path you'd like to take.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate openly with all levels of the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at USA Today full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy my time off

    Cons

    Impossible to make commission
    Goals set too high
    Micromanagement


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Principal FP&A Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USA Today full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good brand name. Well known. That's about it.

    Cons

    Micro management at it's best. No room for suggestions, input nor growth. Management is severely damaged in the sense that they allow unprofessionalism spit thru its veins. Major chmages needs to be made from the root.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at USA Today full-time

    Pros

    Decent base through training.
    A few people care about what we do about the industry.

    Cons

    I’ve seen some major, poorly, made decisions in their restructuring efforts.
    Unwilling to evolve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. What doesn’t come out in the wash, comes out in he rinse.
    The company is all about recycling its recourses!
    What’s that, 10cents per bottle?