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E. W. Scripps Company Employer Reviews

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Nice workplace with a nice group of people
Newspaper Producer (Former Employee), Corpus Christi, TXAugust 19, 2014
Pros: occasional free food
Cons: health insurance
I was always able to come into work knowing I wouldn't have any annoying or rude customers. All communication is done through phone or email. I was able to work with people in California, Washington and all over Texas. I would have to say the hardest part of the job was managing deadlines, and the most enjoyable was being able to design for several – more... different newspapers. – less
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Productive, energetic, "go after it" attitude.
Director of Circulation, Sales (Current Employee), Redding, CAJune 1, 2014
Pros: co-workers feel like they work with family (in a good way)
Cons: tough being a newspaper in this day and age couple with the economy.
It has been a good place to work as individuals use skills, are motivated to learn new skills and teamwork is made a priority.
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Short circuted
Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee), Knoxville, TNFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: nice professional business environment
Cons: corp. decisions made by out of town spread sheeters
well I was hired in early Oct. 2013 and laid off early Dec. 2013 so unfortunately I don't have much to go on but while there I was pleased with everyone I interacted with, the professionalism, the facilities and I'm saddened things didn't work out.. They simply decided the Monster.com Inside sales dept. was not nor would develop as they initially envisioned.
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Career benefical
Integrated Marketing Consultant (Current Employee), Cincinnati, OHNovember 22, 2013
Pros: career growth, free lunches, invested in your success management
I can truly say I made the best career decision to start at the E.W. Scripps Company. They care about their employees and continue to grow as a company, thus resulting in more jobs.
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worst managment ever...
Videographer/Editor (Former Employee), Cleveland, OHOctober 23, 2013
Pros: qiuting time
Cons: young managers
Management is horrible. Young and zero experience. Very bad working conditions for everyone there. Do look for work here. After 22+ years as s videographer, I can honestly say they treat employees like garbage.
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Arranging deck chairs on the Titanic
Sales executive (Current Employee), Knoxville, TNSeptember 4, 2013
Insane, hiring folks with sales background and reprogramming entire sales staff, 3x a year with" latest" sales training that ad director bought this week. They are preparing themselves to death requiring reps to travel in to office in the morning and then dropping everything to " be" at office at 4:00, no matter where the salesperson is or what they're – more... doing. Between sales force and preparing for customer calls, you're lucky to get 3 calls done in a day.
Management realizes the ship is sinking and is throwing the employees out like ballast. I am consistently one of the top producers and yet, they make you feel like dirt..

Avoid this place if you value your sanity and your pride, they will tear you down, to make themselves look good.... – less
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Excellant company to work for
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Stuart, FLAugust 13, 2013
Pros: great company and people
Cons: sometimes grueling days.....
At Scripps I started as a receptionist and worked my way up to Executive Administrative assistant over the course of 13 years. I did everything from answering multiple phone lines to handling walk in customers for advertising and also classified. Management was always around if any problems arose and swiftly had a solution. Worked with a great group – more... of people that were very diversified. When I went to the internet side I couldn't believe have alive it was and so new and exciting. Hardest part of my job was having to take an obituary from a grieving family. Best part of my job was that I loved all the hub bub. I also received an award for being an outstanding employee which made my years there so rewarding. When I was offered an early retirement package I accepted with almost a sadness having to leave such a great job. – less
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Excellent Digital Agency with a National Footprint
Digital Sales Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 9, 2013
Pros: digital experts, market leader
Cons: benefits aren't very good.
E.W. Scripps acquired the McGraw-Hill Broadcast group a couple of years ago and brought a wealth of Digital products with them. I was the only corporate employee E.W. Scripps decided to keep on staff and have been leading the charge for their digital initiatives in San Diego and Bakersfield.

I have been Google certified and learned all aspects of digital – more... marketing including: Mobile Display, Contextual & Behavioral Targeting, re-targeting, Search engine Optimization as well as Broadcast journalism.

Overall a fantastic place to work - my life is bringing me back to Orange County otherwise I'd never leave the organization. – less
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What have you done for me lately?
Sales Executive (Former Employee), Stuart, FLFebruary 11, 2013
Pros: good compensation and benefits
Cons: the worst management team i've ever worked with
If you are unfortunate enough to make the leap to this company be prepared for a rocky ride. Sales positions are entirely evaluated by revenue generation, with no merit given to the large amount of account maintenance that goes into the job. Management rewards you only when you outperform your peers, but gives no credit for doing your job day to day. – more... I was laid-off after five months because I had only met goal twice, despite being thrust into a brand new role with no support or training available. It's good while it lasts...hope it lasts longer for you than it did for me. – less
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Family friendly company with varied job tasks.
Advertising sales (Current Employee), Evansville, IndianaJanuary 24, 2013
Pros: great schedule, decent pay, good work environment, interesting work.
Cons: communication, layoffs, high bonus goals.
I have worked at this company for a couple of years. The company is what you make of it like any other job. Have had the chance to do many tasks. Work with print, online, inserts, billing, copy writing, ad design, events and more. No 2 days are the same. Management depends on your "team ", but most managers are solid and great to work with.
Others say – more... no raises, but that is not true, hard work is rewarded. Bonus goals are hard to reach though.
They understand that you have personal lives and never give you a problem with flex schedules and personal time requests. They try hard at team building. But for a communication company, they do fall short on communicating across the department at times.
Things change rapidly here which can be a con, but news reporting business is rapidly changing across the board and this company tries to be proactive in new tech and processes, which can make you feel a little yoyoed.
Cuts in staffing have made for extremely heavy workloads, which are made worse when management allows some workers fight new processes instead of making them get with the program. Or when they allow some employees to do what they want instead of what they should do. – less
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Great place to work
Closed Captioning Specialist (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INJanuary 21, 2013
Pros: benefits, caring, connected with employees
Cons: very isolated
I have enjoyed working at E.W. Scripps. A typical day is 3:30am-9am and I work alone under no supervison. I really enjoy working with people, the hardest part of this job is there is no communication with the outside world or co-workers whatsoever. The best part of this job is it has been a new learning experience for me. The management is great here, – more... very organized and hard working. – less
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Terrible place to work.
Marketing Specialist in Classifieds (Former Employee), Evansville, INSeptember 23, 2012
Cons: no work ethics, poor pay, horrible management, managers lying to make their department look good on goals
Worked there over 2 years. Had a manager who lied, played favorites, and did not help in any way to help make personal goals on certain people. She had her dream team who.got her help in every way, HR at this place is a joke. Do not trust him..be WILL throw you under the bus.Do not believe when you are told he has an open door and to feel free to talk – more... to him about anything. Another LIE. Never received a raise even after 2 years. Do not work at The Evansville Courier & Press is you have work ethics and morals. – less
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BEWARE YOU MIGHT GET LAID OFF---NO RAISES
Creative Coordinator (Former Employee), Evansville, IndianaSeptember 20, 2012
Pros: schedule is nice.
Evansville Courier likes to lay off people right before Christmas. Worked there for over a year and failed to recieve a raise.
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Great place to work
Sr. Manager, Compensation (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHAugust 26, 2012
A dynamic company that is rapidly changing. Co-workers are great and supportive. Opportunity to work on many different types of projects.
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EW Scripps is a solid broadcast company
Manager Information Systems (Current Employee), Indianapolis IndianaJuly 23, 2012
Pros: technology driven industry
Cons: long hours
Network admin, IT Capital and expense budgets, good people, long hours
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24x 7 television news operation
Manager Information Systems (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IndianaJuly 20, 2012
Pros: technoilogy based operation
Cons: 24 x 7 on call support
I manage 1 direct report and have dotted live supervision over 4 others.
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Horrible management, NO TEAM SPIRIT, Do not care about Customer Service
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Evansville, INJune 2, 2012
Pros: good benefits
Cons: horrible management, no team attitude, departments work against each other, constant turmoil.
Scripps says they really care about their employees. However, they let each location run without any feedback from the employee level. Scripps corporate does not have a clue what goes on at their individual papers. Managers lie and tell employees to lie about their production numbers to make the location look better to corporate. Promotions are political – more... not performance based. If you are looking for a company that values customer service, management that treats their employees fairly and a team environment, keep looking because this is a horrible place to work. – less

September 21, 2012

I agree with everything said in this comment. When you have a manager ( who is a preacher's wife ) lie, cuss, and treat employees like they are her slave it doesn't make for a nice work place. Also do not depend on HR to help you. He will throw you under the bus. I loved my job, but the way this paper was managed and how they treated employee...I had to leave before my BP went any higher.

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A company with awesome culture and values.
Accounting Process Specialist (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHApril 24, 2012
Scripps is a company that is highly focused on the values of the company as well as those of their employees. I learned that a whole new world of accounting existed in the Newspaper Advertising industry. It really opened my eyes. The hardest part of my job was learning the *Newspaper Jargon*, the most enjoyable part of the job was how Scripps treated – more... their employees. Many social gatherings and early releases to help build employee Morale. – less
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Company is constantly changing due to nature of the newspaper industry.
Analyst (Current Employee), TennesseeFebruary 2, 2012
Pros: middle management, worklife balance, overall atmosphere.
Cons: job security, poor business direction, constant changing of structure.
My start at E.W. Scripps was amazing until the newspapers in general started to lose revenue to online outlets. The structure of the company has always been very difficult due to autonomy of the newspaper properties. At times corporate seems to be more like contractors to the properties rather than an in house solution. My immediate management was amazing – more... as were my coworkers. Upper management seems to be unsure of what to do in these difficult times. – less

February 13, 2013

In 2002 - 2007 were the good years. Use to make $60 - $85 annually. Since 2008 company struggles and pressures sales reps to sell more do more with daily company meetings. Lots of ride withs from upper management due to Corp dictatorship. Classified Manager for real estate is extremly moody, sends hundreds of emails a week and is a total control freak. Salesforce.com is now implemented and they baby sit every thing you do. Goals are out of wack and online sales are pushed with high pressure. Favortism is over the top. They dont want individuality or any one person to stand out from another. Best of luck if you decide to test the place out in Knoxville.