Meredith Corporation

  www.meredith.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Meredith Corporation Reviews

107 Reviews

3.6
107 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy
58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people and work-life balance is important (in 13 reviews)

  • Overall work environment is pleasant at times, highly political at other times (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management understands the work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • During time I was there our department switched from being based in Des Moines to NY (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights

3 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where mediocracy reigns!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Pay scale is competitive
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Life-timers run the place.
    A low promotion ceiling for art and edit staff.
    Bottom-line is the only measure of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on from the mindless/spineless 50's era management style.
    Do something because it's the right thing to do rather then what you have been told to do.
    Stop letting the CEO control your life. We know you really don't want to fire your friends!

  2.  

    Overall, not the best place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Good benefits, very comfortable pay range, beautiful building with interesting history.

    Cons

    Employees are not appreciated and overworked. Hiring and promotions are based on educational level; work experience is not taken into consideration. Poor training, lack of communication between managerial personnel and subordinates. Management is more interested in office politics rather than in leadership and guidance. Employee's initiative is punishable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Old Boys Club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Recognized and respected brands/titles
    - Willingness to share information internally among publications
    - Strong online presence and team
    - Many motivated and talented salespeople

    Cons

    - Low tolerance for those not fitting a conservative coporate social/religious "template"
    - Corporate sales and contracts benefit the company but leave individual magazine sales teams feeling superfluous at times
    - Clique-ish environment at upper management levels and within corporate sales
    - H.R. department is serious issues with maintaining confidentiality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your mindsets forward from the 1950's and 1960's and be more accepting of cultural and other diversity. Get rid of the old boy's network mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

Worked for Meredith Corporation? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.