Meredith Corporation
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www.meredith.com Des Moines, IA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A place where mediocracy reigns!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsPay scale is competitive
    Good work/life balance

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove 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.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

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

    ConsEmployees 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.

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Boys Club

    Associate Publisher (Former Employee)
    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 Senior ManagementBring 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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