Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, non competitive, good properties

    Cons

    little room for advancement, slow to innovate

    Advice to Management

    top heavy

  2. Meredith ok publishing company for midwest.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meredith had a great reputation and hire best in their class.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs in the last few years. They seem to be more interested in the bottom line than keeping good people.

  3. Entry Level positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great environment very much enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    No room for growth, little internal movement, no money

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  5. Playing It Safe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good attitudes towards employees with families.

    Cons

    They don't understand the creative side of the businesses they are in very well. They are very good at the business side of things and have a very healthy bottom line, which is great, but they need to support and encourage real creativity with money, strategy and enthusiasm.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid of change and new ideas. These can make money too.

  6. Old school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people and nice offices

    Cons

    very few women in top leadership

    Advice to Management

    diversify and embrace opinions of younger workers

  7. a place to settle in--if you don't get laid off

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked at two Meredith magazines in Manhattan and both offered good work/life balance, reasonable hours and a low-key office environment. Best suited to those who value comfort at the office and put family before work.

    Cons

    Lots of mediocrity and folks who hang on to their jobs forever. That said, you never know when the ax is going to fall. There've been three rounds of layoffs in my three years with the company. Very awkward coordinating workflow with Des Moines. Worst human resources department I've ever encountered. Not a good match for very ambitious or creative people.

  8. Okay pay, but little creativity or innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my experience, the people who work here are nicer than those I met when I was at Conde Nast. Everyone is really down to earth and friendly and I love my boss.

    Cons

    Because Meredith is a publicly traded company, mass layoffs are common. I'm also considered a temp, even though I work full time and was hired permanently and there's not really much I can do to change my status.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the young people starting at the company! They have a fresh point of view and an understanding of what younger readers are looking for.

  9. Was what it was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in TV has its perks! I met great people I would have never met other wise.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership
    POOR Moral
    Some people I think would eat their young

  10. Great people, ok pay, no stability or hope of being ft when temp.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    creative environment
    awesome people to work with
    fun

    Cons

    hard to find opportunities once you are a ft temp
    no raises, benefits, holiday pay for temps

  11. Helpful (1)

    Worked there a long time until one day the axe fell completely out of the blue.

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed my work and coworkers. Pay and benefits were good. Pleasant work environment. Emphasis on employee health.

    Cons

    Senior management makes poor decisions. A series of bad acquisitions have resulted in layoffs at profitable divisions. Despite that, officers seem to make more and more money while rank- and-file endure pay freezes and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste company funds on low- or no-profit acquisitions just because they are tech related. Value experienced employees. Share the wealth -- CEO and several other officers are grossly overpaid

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