Meredith Corporation Reviews 107 Reviews
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)
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)
1 person found this helpfulPros
Pay scale is competitive
Good work/life balanceCons
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!
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
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
NoneDoesn't RecommendDisapproves of CEO
- Recognized and respected brands/titles
- Willingness to share information internally among publications
- Strong online presence and team
- Many motivated and talented salespeopleCons
- 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 confidentialityAdvice 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 RecommendDisapproves of CEO