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I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Company that allows a tremendous amount of flexibility to align its employees the best career path and jobs within the organization's business units that will optimize those people’s talents for a win-win situation.
Great people. Excellent holiday and PTO. Company provides all of Thanksgiving and Christmas week's off WITH PAY. Company is not just owned by very reputable VCs but also some of the executive management employees.
Consensus oriented decision making process, to allow for the best decisions to be made for the overall health and direction of the company.
Great products that are competitive in the print, online, events, and research - media landscape.
Phenomenal tenure with the employees. Most of the employees have been with the company since before the 1105 Media acquisition in 2006. On average the tenure is over 5 years! Twice that of the national average. People are here because they like it, despite what the sour grapes say.
Each business unit is given a lot of slack to run that division as its own business. That allows quick decision making which promotes a fun, spirited work environment with rapid change, and organic growth.
Company is profitable, and continues to acquire strategically relevant media properties.
Great locations across the US. Flexibility to work from a home office.
Decent health, dental, vision benefits.
Snack, candy, drinks, coffee, etc. provided at each office location.
Company allows early leave before holidays like Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc...
Free parking at all the offices.
Excellent technology provided so every employee could do their jobs well. We seldom have any technology issues that cause down time. Our technology team is tethered 24/7 to ensure ZERO DOWN TIME with our productivity, product releases, and business health.
Look, it's a great company and I can go on and on...But I speak first hand having been at the company for almost 10 years, then leaving to pursue other interests, and then being asked to come back and work in a different business unit, and I'm glad I did. I am happier than I've been as far back as I can remember.
Unfortunately, one of the reasons I left was due to the failure of the business unit I was in. Each business unit head is tasked with being the steward of their division. If they are incompetent and make the wrong business decisions, the whole business unit suffers as a result, and ultimately the company. I left for that reason, and kudos to the executive management team for being so patient and forgiving to allow that business unit leader to try and make the best of things. Ultimately, the executive management team has to make a decision for the survival of the business unit, and how it impacts the company as a whole, so change will be imposed.
1105 Media is a great place to work weather you are an intern, or an executive seeking to join a company who is carving a new path in the media business, and anyone in between.
Great company, great people, job security, competitive products, great place to work.Cons
We are nimble, so most people do the work of more than just themselves. But you get out of your work what you put into it.
Benefits could be better, but we have a profitable company and everyone is employed.
Employees will sometimes get lost in the noise and not feel appreciated.
I don't think you'll see any negative things that are atypical to 1105 Media. The challenges you'll see are typical in most if not all companies, but that's offset by all the great things the company stands for and does.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Management should do a better job praising individuals and their contribution. That will provide a better perception that they know the effort each of us puts in, and they are not "ruling from the ivory tower", as some have said.
Be more rapid in cutting off the cancer when it's realized and implement corrective action before the damage goes too deep.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at 1105 Media.Interview Details
Initial interview was via phone wit HR. second interview was set up with manager of dept. after this interview a personality test was given and job offered. The whole process took about two months.Interview Questions
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- Nothing really unexpected. Pretty typical interview. Answer Question
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1105 Media has a myriad of ways to distribute business-to-business information. The company covers markets such as IT and computing, office technology, home medical equipment, and the public sector. Its products and operations include publications (Redmond Magazine for the Microsoft IT community), e-newsletters (Federal Employees News Digest), websites (CampusTechnology.com), and conferences and events (The Defense Systems Conference). Its 1105 Government Information Group subsidiary covers the government information technology market. 1105 Media was founded in 2006 by...