Intern (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – July 31, 2017
The E.W. Scripps Company is a an organization that believes that quality is the key. By looking at the level of accuracy and beauty in what they release they are able to produce true top notch material to their followers.
Very challenging work and enjoyable at the same time.
Risk Management Agent (Former Employee) – Michigan, USA – July 3, 2017
I absolutely love working at EW Scripps. Not only is my team collaborative and supportive but the entire company is as a whole. Our company has a strong sense of community that is felt in every office globally.
Death of the newspaper industry and changes to how people view television forced the company to focus on digital media. Work life balance was the best I've experienced. Tough industry to have security.
I'm just a new employee but so far my job with Scripps hs been a blast!
Part-time Remote Technician (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – May 24, 2017
I'm just a new employee but so far my job with Scripps hs been a blast! Getting to set-up for events and run sound has always been right up my alley so working with scripps has been a blast! I love my coworkers and management is great and very flexible with scheduling!
Free concerts, you always get to be on your feet, meet awesome artists and often get free lunch and drinks at events
Associate Producer (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – May 11, 2017
First off.... the hours SUCK!! You're practically not allowed to have a social life, because you're either always working or sleeping! The hours are overnight, and it's various shifts that could range in between 12am-12pm. Second off... the pay SUCKS!! WPTV pays their employees little to nothing, and that's with a college degree. Third off... employees are extremely catty. Everyone talks about each other behind their backs, and everyone wants to know your business, the environment is professional, but co-workers? not so much Lastly, they overpromise and never deliver. They tell you whatever you want to hear during the interview and once you start everything switches. All in all, this job would make you hate the news/media industry. Some of the people I've met here were some of the most disingenuous people I've ever met.
Account Manager/Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – April 4, 2017
As a sales department we are highly micro managed by a team of inept and bumbling local managers. Days start at 8am with a sales meeting and end sometime after 5pm with another meeting. These meetings are essentially sessions where our skills and motivation are questioned regarding closing business for the day. Management here has many theories on how things should work in programing and sales, but nothing that has been proven to actually work.The culture is one of placing blame and belittling the staff. The hardest part of this job is the constant change in priorities, packages, special rates and trying to explain to customers WHY they should buy ads on two failing radio stations. Use extreme caution if you interview here. For some, it may be a good start. For others, a living nightmare.
Newsroom (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – March 30, 2017
Avoid this place. It will kill your dreams. There is NO work/life balance. Managers play favorites. They don't promote from within. Management is a high-functioning mess. Everyday, more and more, we are encouraged to ditch the journalism for lower quality work, i.e. click bait. They have a long list of vacancies and what is quickly becoming a revolving door.
Account Manager/Sales (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – December 7, 2016
I was recruited to work in the Milwaukee radio division. The interview process was long and drawn out over about 5 weeks. In two cases scheduled interviews were postponed when I arrived at the office. No call ahead. That should have been my first clue that there was little respect for people's time. Another clue during the interview process were the vague answers when it came to compensation and advancement. While no promises were made, certain opportunities were implied. Despite the red flags I accepted a position. Within a month I realized it was NOT what I expected (or had been led to believe). Innovative or new ideas were shot down immediately. There was a small circle of "Good Ol' Boys" that managed the major accounts and leads. Management was locked behind closed doors 7 hours per day and unavailable. Sales goals were out of reach based on the horrible ratings performance of one of the stations. Roadblocks were placed in many areas that would make reaching goals all but impossible. Management was unwilling to listen. One manager was a master of re-directing failure on to his staff. Outright lies permeated the local radio division. Turnover became rampant, even among long-time account executives. .
Digital Customer Support Technician (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – December 2, 2016
The Company is great and the people are awesome. This is a dream job which you have the opportunity to advance at your own pace one you have learned what you need to know in order to advance. Give light and the people will find their own way.
Typical day at work: A lot of phone support and troubleshooting for a dozen different systems. Report writing. Planning for upcoming upgrades or new applications. Support of yearly Comp. Support of Annual Enrollment. etc. What I learned: More about Comp & Benefits. Specifics about the applications used. Management: Although they professed to be otherwise, most management basically just did what they wanted regardless of company initiatives, with seemingly no consequences. Often there were not a lot of "team players". Co-workers: Pleasant people. Hardest part of the job: Understanding your responsibilities. Most enjoyable part of the job: Good location, nice facilities, convenient.
Good company values, but not implemented at every location.
Integrated Account Executive (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 7, 2016
Mid-level Management is more like a dictatorship. Because Sales Executives are 100% commission, it is difficult to make a reasonable wage when management is forcing sales development procedures on its sales staff that consistently prove to not work. Due to the roller coaster sales procedures that are changing daily, turn over in the KC stations is at an all-time high. Local management is volatile, reactionary and unwilling to explore solutions to obvious problems. An unfortunate attribute when there are employees trying to work hard at what they know how to do.
$9 an hour for part time, full time staff held to a low standard and their performance showed that. Do not promote from within. Management lies regularly and will always side with their favorite no matter what the situation. Finally had to just walk away. Always felt like an outsider. Terrible company unless your direct supervisor likes you. Watch out if he or she doesn't.
Helping customer grow their business was very rewarding, I learned that nobody really what's to spend extra money to promote their business, but understood it was necessary. Management and my co-worker really about the customer. The hardest part of the job was keeping all of your customers happy. The most enjoyable part of the job was when your customer realized how much you contributed to the growth.