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Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) was an American mass media company, which was formed on July 1, 2008, and acquired by Discovery Communications on March 6, 2018. It was formed in 2008, through the spin-off of the E. W. Scripps Company's cable television networks and online assets. Discovery Communications completed its acquisition of SNI after receiving approval from the United States Department of Justice and European Commission on March 6, 2018. It was the owner of several major factual television cable channels, including Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel, and operated or held stakes in localized international versions of these brands. SNI also owned Polish broadcaster TVN and half of the British channel group UKTV.

A former senior VP shared his demising experience, "The Scripps board allowed political leadership or better said, political people to hold LEADERSHIP positions that had far more concern for themselves than the company. My experience was disappointing... Life is too short to be in a environment that is more about the survival of the political fittest than it is about moving the business forward. The lack of leadership, combined with the lack of strategy, ultimately took down the business that was previously privately held and doing FINE....until Scripps came in. They brought in outsiders who didn't know the business nor take the time to understand it."

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Associate Producer (Current Employee) says

"Horrible to the enth degree. This place was traumutizing with little to no help from corporate. They let this company run amok. Hopefully, Discovery will shape her up.TravelNo petty cash"

Multimedia Journalist (Current Employee) says

"there are 100 other places to work. this place is rediculous. they don't know how to run a news organization. the news divisions are fine, but they send sales people over to talk about problems that occur in big bureacracies. they don't know that news divsiions especially small market ones are run like startups, not final-stage kleptocracies.inept managmentinept management"

Sr. VP (Former Employee) says

"The board allowed political "leadership" or better said, "political people to hold LEADERSHIP positions" that had far more concern for themselves than the company. My experience was disappointing... Life is to short to be in a cya environment that is more about the survival of the political fittest than it is about moving the business forward. The lack of leadership, combined with the lack of strategy, ultimately took down the business that was previously privately held and doing FINE....until Scripps came in. They brought in outsiders who didn't know the business nor take the time to understand it.Benefits decentPolitical enironment, un-productive"

Facilities Services Clerk (Former Employee) says

"Processing and sorting and delivering mail and printer,fax and copier maintenance. I was well liked by my co-workers and other employees. Troubleshooting office equipment with minimal down time. Management wa about average, and lacked knowledge of employees responsibilities."

Information Technology (Former Employee) says

"There are no career advancement opportunities. None. The company will pay for you to further your education, and get certifications and additional skills and you can work your tail off - but you will get more responsibility and never a promotion.Like one big familyNo career advancement opportunities"

Studio Tech (Current Employee) says

"A typical day at work consist of waking up at 3 in the morning, and arriving at the station at 4 am. At this point, sometimes we have breaking news, sometimes there are the normal newscasts and interviews. We have to constantly be on our toes just in case. With this job in particular, I have learned that I love to work with people, and that I miss the sunrises. Management does not communicate as well as they should, and oftentimes it is stressful, but we learn to keep going and put on the best news we can. My coworkers are very supportive and we work together as a team every day. The hardest part of this job is waking up at 3 in the morning and oftentimes not having a day off in over 10 days. Also at 4:30 in the morning there is usually a lot of screaming from one director in particular. The most enjoyable part of this job is learning how to operate a newscast properly and learning every aspect of television.Learning experience, benefitslots of screaming"

Design Director (Former Employee) says

"1994-2007. For the first 8 years it was an amazing place to work. After that it became very corporate and less responsive to employees needs. The sales teams were give way more credit for the success of the network than they deserved. Creative teams were not well acknowledged. Marketing and programming teams were always fighting with each other and that put creative talent in the middle. I found myself in very awkward positions because of that. Egos are huge in the television industry and people can be very nasty to each other. Scripps was better than most companies but still had its share of difficult people to work with.Great equipment. Nice building and technology.Managers were not trained well, Creative employees took a back seat to the sales and marketing teams, creatives weren't given enough credit for the success of the network"

Diretor Administrativo e Financeiro (Former Employee) says

"A Scripps atua num área interessante de mídia, bastante dinâmica e ativa."

VP, Marketing (Former Employee) says

"Generally good work environment. Some dis-function in top management due to lack of management experience and poor planning skills."

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