CMP Media Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
21 Reviews
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21 Reviews
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    Poor Leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    Some smart people; unfortunately, not at the top

    Cons

    Senior leadership was at a loss on how to evolve a business in a very challenging industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    No Pay adjustment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY
    Former Employee - Various in Manhasset, NY

    I worked at CMP Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work hours were better than most

    Cons

    Was hired during a "freeze. 3 years later when the freeze was lifted, and I was in a new higher roll, there was no offer of a salary adjustment. Only offered a general increase.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    CMP Media

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    Location in SF was fun, good benefitsand met some great people working here. Close to South park and many newer restaurants near ball park

    Cons

    managment not listening to employees
    after merger place was miserable have beeno losing people for years. no communication. Managment in NY too indifferent to CA workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your employees, try to promote from within based on ability not on those who have been there longest

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Walk - no - RUN from any offer at CMP.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CMP Media

    Pros

    CMP has some great publications, and a decent reputation in the industry from a content/publication standpoint.

    Cons

    Politics run everything at CMP, and their management team is one of the worst in publishing. Fear and intimidation are the tactic of choice, including calling the office at 6am and 6pm each day to "check up" on who is in the office and who dared to go home. Work life balance is in serious disarray. I worked for a competitive publisher for 6 years prior to joining CMP and can confidently say that CMP is in serious need of a major overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would spend as much time developing the product and teams as they spend in backroom politics, self-promotion and intimidation, CMP might have a change of regaining its previous status. For now they seem doomed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CMP is a Dinosaur

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor

    I have been working at CMP Media

    Pros

    It used to be a great place to work. Strong leadership, lots of team playing, but the company lost its edge around the same time the dot com bust hit, and could never figure out its Internet strategy. The company has always offered good benefits, however. And for a long time was a good supporter of telecommuting, thus promoting work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company really lost its way after the dot com bust. It could never figure out, and still hasn't figured out, its Internet strategy. Every year or so the company comes up with a "new strategy" but it's basically the same old same put together by the same old boy's network that sits at the top and and plays musical chairs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new senior management with fresh ideas and no institutional CMP baggage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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