Meredith Corporation

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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
125 Reviews
3.4
125 Reviews
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
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70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people and work-life balance is important (in 14 reviews)

  • The hours are flexible, and if you're a full-time employee there are great benefits (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Very cookie cutter/corporate when it comes to work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't Work Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Best part of working here is the benefits and the fact your products are nationally-recognized - great resume builder!

    Cons

    Poor compensation, no job security whatsoever, poor work life overall. Highly political work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Conservative Iowa company that knows little about Seattle or tech culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    There are still some good people there from pre-Meredith days.

    Cons

    Meredith treats the website like their magazines by putting ads everywhere. They don't allow for product advocacy among the employees -- it's completely product-driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    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!

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    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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    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
  6.  

    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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    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

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