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I have been working at Reader's Digest full-time (More than 5 years)Positive OutlookApproves of CEOPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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.
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.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Reader's Digest (Stamford, CT).
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.
- tell me about yourself Answer Question
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...