ALM Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible work environment with hours and methods of doing your job (in 7 reviews)

  • People are genuinely nice, good work life balance, brands are solid and have a lot of respect in the marketplace (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is an "old boys club" and there is definitely a "favorites" list that other reviewers have mentioned (in 7 reviews)

  • Definitely a boys club in management who don't seem to care much for anything but protecting and justifying their over-sized paychecks (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Uninspired and Draining Environment

    Former Employee - The American Lawyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - The American Lawyer in New York, NY

    I worked at ALM

    Pros

    If you're a go-getter then there are plenty of opportunities to write stories and get clips. You are able to write for all almost all of the smaller publications because they are understaffed and in need of content.

    Cons

    The work is incredibly dry and uninspired. Unless you are a senior writer, you will write stories that are essentially rewritten press releases. The office environment is similarly dry in that people pretty much keep to themselves and only smile at you in passing.

    Advice to Management

    The office culture needs some serious investment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    not happy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY

    I have been working at ALM full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    very few from were I sit

    Cons

    ALM is out sourcing a lot of work no employee is safe from layoff

    Advice to Management

    find a way to raise moral


  3. Helpful (1)

    Could be better

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

    I worked at ALM full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    International Corporation, opportunities to advance, friendly working environment, decent benefits & health care.

    Cons

    - Salaries are lower compare to market, so people you work with tends to leave often. - Had a tendency to hire newly college grads with little to no experience to replace the current staff. - Work long hours without overpay.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales management

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

    I worked at ALM (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Leader in their field/vertical market.

    Cons

    Aggessive cost cutting resulted in diminished quality of products.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency.


  6. Senior Account Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at ALM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    We have a great selection or products and are known as the legal leader in the industry

    Cons

    I wouldn't say that there are too many cons here.


  7. Best company to work & best CEO is doing a great job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at ALM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is great. They treat everyone fairly & have the opportunity for advanced if they prove themselves worthy

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Heading in the right directions. CEO is very dedicated.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Deceptive

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

    I have been working at ALM full-time

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

    Pros

    Growing company, that's all I have.

    Cons

    Not completely honest, told one thing and the exact opposite happens. Sending too many jobs offshore. They obviously care more about their bonuses than hurting our economy and our putting hundreds of people out of work. Can't trust them.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are what make you successful. Try treating them better and you will grow even more.


  9. Helpful (1)

    False Sense of Hope

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

    I worked at ALM

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

    Pros

    None that i can think of... All the managers are clueless

    Cons

    Long Hours Over worked Not paid enough Management that loves to chant how great they are and suck and communicating. Also get things in writing or you'll see the door.


  10. Excellent Place for Business education

    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at ALM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had the benefit of working with an excellent team and director. I watched the company evolve from day one. Leaving was one of the toughest decisions I've made in my career despite the benefits I've reaped since.

    Cons

    This is a business. Make no mistake about it. Tough decisions were made to get the company to where it is now which made at times for a tough working environment from a moral perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've seemed to finish your transition with the sale of the company to a new holding company and have acquired new assets, please take some time to better develop corporate culture.


  11. Good company in a niche industry

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    • 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 ALM full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -flexible hours -friendly people -Open work environment -Great location in New York City -Good Vacation policy

    Cons

    -Pay isn't stellar -Industry is niche, so hard to apply skills to other opportunities -Management doesn't always communicate well



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