Allrecipes.com
4.2 of 5 23 reviews
www.allrecipes.com Seattle, WA 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Mar 12, 2014
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Stan Pavlosky

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great and interesting

    BI Analyst (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosfun and interesting working, a lot of interesting event

    Consjob is not challengeable
    also the limited chance to turn into a full time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsOne of the best places I have ever worked. Management is extremely supportive and a wonderful work environment.

    ConsUpward mobility can be an issue, but nothing but good things to say about AR

    Advice to Senior ManagementBest of luck!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company culture in which team work and open communication flourish

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsIt's fun environment to work at; people are always exchanging jokes and sometimes homemade food or a brief conversation over a glass of wine at every corner of the office. This in turn creates a strong bond among the team that results in effective communication/work process.
    Most managers are open to hearing everyone's input, so teamwork really can take effect.
    The HQ in downtown Seattle has a great location -perfect for HH after work, office party with view of the fireworks on Christmas, or overlooking the crazy Seahawks parade for Super Bowl 2014.

    ConsCan't complain much about this great company. If I really have to mention one, it would be that the employees put on "Allrecipes 15 (lb)" once they start working here because of all the free food/beverages in the office. But some can argue this is a pro, too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing, encourage openness, engagement, and great company culture. There are so much potential in this company given the recent boost in media exposure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    do less with more

    UI Designer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosa lot of foods and events, plenty of time off, lax hours, people are generally smart and friendly, the website mostly runs itself so there weren't many fire drills,

    Conspolitics can affect how a product gets to market, multiple layers of approval, product cycle is somewhat broken and often chases it's tail on getting a higher click through rate and stuffing more ads into a page rather than the best user experience, too many layers of approval, many ideas get scrapped, projects can take a long time to get approval and then scrapped

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe quick fix isn't always the best solution. Spend time and resources to create compelling features that wow the industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company but owned by big company

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsLots of food all the time. Nice and beautiful people. Nice work location. Fast moving company. Own by big company so inherit benefits.

    Consnot really a tech company but a company with a online presence only. Too many people there to work for such a company that draws in low margin.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher Management has fled

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Allrecipes.com - Meredith not the same thing

    Cog In Wheel (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat work environment, and an awesome website and mobile property. Great office location, and nice office space. The people are very good and all of them love to cook and or eat.

    ConsProduct development and product market are non functioning units. The parent company Meredith's products are about 4 years behind allrecipes.com and integration after the sale in March of last year has been anything but smooth and orderly. Senior Meredith management is a bunch of 1% ers that is all about self preservation and carving out their little territories. Smart VP's and even the president Lisa Sharples have left. The only people still around are the ones with Kush jobs or too scared to look for a new one. Meredith runs a tight ship, so don't ever ask tough smart questions or provide solutions. That's a one way ticket out the door. The implementation of SCRUM has been a nightmare with missed deadlines and slowed overall product innovation. Cronyism and Yes people is the management culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMost of the people in the org are either actively or passively looking to leave. Meredith needs to go in and reassure the employees of allrecipes.com that they won't come in and do layoffs when corporate or New York office needs to fund buying and mergers of Print publications and other companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, or at least it was

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAwesome dot com vibe. Creative people having fun at what they do. Insanely intelligent people using cutting edge tools to make a very utilitarian website #1.

    ConsSince the purchase by Meredith Corp, long term and key personal have quit or been let go. The focus is no longer on making Allrecipes great but more so on how they can try to fix the ever plummeting revenue form their old school magazines (Better Homes & Garden, Family Circle, etc).

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet Allrecipes do what they do best and let them be as autonomous as possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for foodies

    Senior Content Producer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAwesome kitchen, good location, very nice office space, lots of social events. I truly enjoyed working with the people on my team.

    ConsSome people don't seem qualified for their jobs. They were just friends with the someone on the exec team before working there. Some departments seem to have lots of money in their budget while other departments barely get by.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate all of the content into one department instead of letting marketing produce content separately. It duplicates jobs. Focus on customer satisfaction, apps and recipes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun and Energizing Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Pros- A conscious and consistent effort is made to build and maintain a fun and productive work culture and to support a reasonable work/life balance - those things are not just "management talk" here.
    - Relatable product, which encourages some great improvement ideas coming from any department or position.
    - Transition between groups/departments/roles is supported, which partially compensates for the lack of career growth opportunities typical for smaller companies.
    - Training opportunities.
    - Lots of delicious food, fun events, etc. :)
    - Great location - Westlake Park.
    - Vacation/holidays benefits are great!

    Cons- Since Meredith acquisition, medical benefits are not great at all.
    - It's not a huge company - which is not at all a bad thing, but there is the expected downside: the budget and career opportunities are not endless.

    Advice to Senior Management- Great job with Agile transition!
    - There is a problem with inter-department communication sometimes, and with some teams feeling marginalized . I think the effort currently being put by management into breaking the silos will pay off.
    - Hope the medical benefits gets better - I know management is looking into it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work hard, Play Hard

    Content Producer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsLots of investment in culture & workplace perks (staff meals, shuffleboard table, kegerator, good coffee).
    Excellent location - right in the heart of downtown Seattle.
    Great investment in research, usability and surveys to inform decisions and priorities.
    No laptops at meetings - everyone is present and attentive.
    Leadership is frank, honest and open in addressing complaints, concerns, questions, and suggestions.
    People put their heads down and work hard, but take time to acknowledge and celebrate successes.
    Great benefits: 3 weeks vacation, week off between Xmas and New Years, 14 paid holidays, medical/dental/vision, bonuses, Orca transit car, matching 401K, charitable donation matching.

    ConsThere can be a bit of a disconnect between those building the product and those supporting it.
    Open-office layout can be distracting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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