Company has a fantastic Benefits/Overall Compensation Package that is above the bar. Overall team is tight and cohesive. Senior Leadership and Management are open for suggestion and share information as much as possible.
It was a great place to work before the company was sold
National Online Key Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – September 24, 2018
I loved my team there and the leadership but once it was sold everything changed I loved working with our clients and building those relationships as well as cultivating the digital space to those clients and enhancing their business presence online the hardest part was keeping the online products front and center with the senior level reps who had never sold online or had very little knowledge of the inner workings of a good digital campaign for a client
great people and culture, lots of perks that were shared with the sales team
everything was great until the sale of the company
Digital Content Producer (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 28, 2018
Overall I had quite a bit of freedom when it came to covering stories the way I wanted, though I realize that's not always the case. Really it depends on who your immediate manager is.
Personally, my peers and my supervisors were great mentors, and I picked up a lot of valuable experience while I was there. The company is very driven by its values, and I appreciated how there were plenty of opportunities to develop leadership skills.
Pay was low, but that's just the local news business. Benefits were great.
The station was understaffed, however, and workers were stretched thin. They really should hire more people to make work-life balance easier and to give everyone more time to focus on putting out quality stories.
Leadership training, nice coworkers, great food options in the breakroom, creative freedom
Some managers are more controlling over what stories you cover, understaffed, low pay
I love the company, absolutely love it. However, the company moves at a slow place to refill lost positions which causes some employees to feel overworked. Some managers are very poor at doing their job and seem to not want to listen to employees. You may find the typical "I am not a micro-manager" and then find out they micromanage everything in your day-to-day. Also, just because the majority of the company has the option to work from home do not be expected to be treated like anyone else in the company.
SENIOR DIGITAL COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – June 12, 2018
As much as corporate preaches work/life balance. Corporate cuts condence three positions into one without additional compensation. The trickel down from corporate's expectations to what the actual work load is, is unrealistic.
Local people at each station level are wonderful.
Corporate lacks empathy for true work/life balance. Their only concern is revenue.
Scripps gave me the opportunity to learn lots of new software and the art of television motions graphic. My coworkers were amazing. It’s a fun fast paced environment. Overall it is a great place to work.
Scripps was always a bad mix of too corporate yet had the tools to be a better company. Some departments were pretty good but much of the remaining departments were a a mess. Overall, it's not a bad place to be but only a select few would last there for more than a handful of years.
Corporate Recruiter (Former Employee) – Cincinnati – April 18, 2018
Management lacked integrity and care for their team. Upper management also allowed personal feelings toward individuals to dictate how other team members were treated and measured against their own better judgement.
Work from home opportunity
The company sells their employees on the idea of work/life balance, however management expects you to work long hours if they do
News Producer (Former Employee) – Nampa, ID – February 27, 2018
I'd get in at 2:00 am to produce an hour-long show. We'd listen to scanners while producing and help the morning reporter find something to work on. The hardest part of the job was the schedule. The best part was putting on a good show and working with a fun group of people.
Management heavy with no clear leader or direction
Producer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – February 16, 2018
You're expected to work overtime without compensation. The managers don't seem to have a clear objective and only talk to you to relay criticism. Some of the choices to fill positions are very questionable. Unless you are on-air, you are treated as second-class person There are a few good eggs at the station that truly try their best but they are too few and far between.
Account Executive (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – February 12, 2018
YMMV, especially with a different location. My advice would be to really flush out the assumptions you're making about taking a fully-commissioned position, and verify whether or not they are true. I failed to do this, and was terribly surprised about the expectations held.
MANAGEMENT (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – December 27, 2017
I worked in Detroit for 7 years and had great experience until recent management and corporate wouldnt do anything about it. Corporate mandates news converage but doesn't do anything about management on the local level.
Management, Toxic Environments, Too corporate management heavy
BI Data Solutions Architect (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – November 28, 2017
Technologies were up-to-date. Fast paced team with lot of scope to learn. Great future vision with aggressive management which I personally loved. The team and the management gives everyone a chance to give opinion. Best place for go-getter type of personality who loves to shine and wants to find solution when everyone gives up. The hardest part was constant change in priorities and set deadlines with not enough time given to do POC especially with the new technology.
Content Coordinator (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – November 12, 2017
Employees were asked by corporate to explain why so many employees wouldn't recommend the company to anyone and the three major complaints were: -Management lacked empathy -Poor compensation vs workload expected -Refusal to accept the changing nature of journalism/ stuck in old ways
To date, not one change has been made
No advancement, bad pay, HR rep only points employees to the website and refuses to answer any questions