Great company that is going through growing pains
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – May 13, 2015
When I started working at Scripps, it was a medium sized company (less than 1000 employees) and had built a very nice culture that included a great work/life balance. As the company grew, it started to experience issues that are not uncommon with small companies that are trying to become larger and compete with their larger competitors. Some levels of management that were promoted from within did not, and in my opinion still do not, have the basic management skills needed for the positions that they are in. The company is also split in multiple sectors that do not appear to work well together. There is also the appearance of both a 'good ole boy' and a 'good ole girl' network within some of the sectors. This is not good for the overall success of the company.
There are a lot of really good, hard working individuals at the company. Unfortunately, there are also some individuals that believe the only way to succeed in their career is to step on, and belittle their co-workers. This leads to a lot of mistrust among the individuals and makes for environment that is less productive than it could be.
Great salary and benefits package, got to work on some very creative projects.
Lack of promotion opportunities in the department that I worked in, Promotions were based on favoritism rather than work credentials.