- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Fodors full-timeRecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
The people at Fodor's are truly the best reason to work there. For the most part, everyone is warm, supportive, friendly, and tries to work in harmony. There are also great benefits from the parent company Penguin/Random House: generous vacation time, 401K matching, etc. And of course, some opportunity to travel, although this will add to your workload. But the fact that people are comfortable and generally content here means staff can stay there for years and years, which is a good thing!
The way the departments are arranged, there's little room to move up the ladder. You have to wait till someone leaves (or is let go!) before you can move up the ranks. There's also very little communication between the guidebook side and the website/blog side of the brand. All writing for the blog is considered extra curricular and there's one person managing everything, which means other editors are simply treated like writers and submit work to that person.
Advice to Management
Give people room to move up the ladder or they will leave! Also, let editors work on both the guidebook and website/blog side of the business. It will help round out their digital skills and keep them interested in their position.
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If you're traveling, pack your suitcase and grab your Fodor's Travel book. Fodor's is a leading English-travel guide publisher, with guidebooks to more than 300 destinations worldwide. The company also publishes hotel and restaurant reviews. Its series include the flagship Fodor's Gold Guides (with maps and historical and cultural background information) as well as 25 Best (covering a city's top 25 sights). The company additionally provides insight on globe-trotting destinations via Fodor's.com, and on GPS and mobile devices. Fodor's was ...