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Reader's Digest President & CEO Bonnie Kintzer
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11 Ratings
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    Haters Gonna Hate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reader's Digest full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    The Company is turning around. Plans are in place and they are working. The saddest thing is to listen to bitter disgruntled ex-employees trash a company trying and succeeding in meeting the needs of its customer and employees. Challenges? Yeah, lots. Committed, knowledgeable and engaged management? You betcha. Employees who are working themselves to the bone to see the company succeed? Oh yeah! Don't let the haters fool you. Lots of good things happening at RDA today.

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 place to work. You need to be committed and engaged. There are lots of employees who knew the company when, and some of them are bitter and clinging to the past. The industry is challenged too. But if you want to work someplace where what you do matters and changes things for the better, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Ignore Glass Door ratings and comments. Right now, they're all from the haters.


Reader's Digest Interviews

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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Reader's Digest (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    I got an email from a recruiter who found me on linked in and then a short screen phone interview, and then a one on one phone interview. The interviewer was polite.

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Reader's Digest Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.rda.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

One undersized magazine targets an oversized audience. The Reader's Digest Association (RDA) publishes the general-interest magazine Reader's Digest, which has 50 editions and is translated into some 20 languages. In addition to publishing its flagship title, RDA operates about 80 branded websites. It uses its extensive consumer database of more than 130 million names to market books (Reader's Digest Select Editions, how-to guides, cookbooks), special-interest magazines, music, videos, and financial and health products in some 80 countries. Suffering from a heavy debt-load... More

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