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American Express Publishing Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
40 Reviews
3.6
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    DIRECTOR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express Publishing

    Pros

    Great products, talented people, good work environment,

    Cons

    Like any big company slow at times to address and react to market conditions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for, before sale to Time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express Publishing

    Pros

    Intelligent, sophisticated content providers meant people were of similar nature.

    Cons

    Paid less than parent company at the time.

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    Marketing Engine

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Express Publishing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    In general, a very high level of talent with people passionate about what they do. Focus on work-life balance, though not always achieved.

    Cons

    Silo'd within departments. Lack of clear ownership and decision making ability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best company to work for

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

    I worked at American Express Publishing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, great people and corporate culture. Leadership was amazing. One of the best companies I have ever worked at. the people are simply amazing and caring. The product top notch.

    Cons

    not much to say about the cons, "m sire there were a few but nothing stands out to mention for the review.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Some departments were great with time-off policies. The environment was okay.

    Cons

    In some departments it was difficult to advance. Marketing had a large turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many departments need more diversity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great content, good people, but slow in making changes and keeping up to date

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express Publishing (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work is interesting because of our focus--food, wine, travel and leisure, and luxury lifestyles. As we move away from American Express and are integrated into Time Inc, it'll be interesting to see how/if the culture changes. A series of layoffs and an explicit managerial shift away from editorial and towards sales has weakened morale (in editorial!), but if answering to the money people will actually make us more money that may sweeten the bitter pill.

    Cons

    In 'streamlining' to get ready for a spinoff from TimeWarner, we have become understaffed. An increasingly desperate devotion to print has repressed action (money, planning, staffing) on the digital side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep salaries competitive, and always, clear and honest communication.

    Recommends
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    Great entry-level job

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    Former Employee - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at American Express Publishing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty fair compensation and work life balance.

    Cons

    There really is no potential to grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Digital Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express Publishing

    Pros

    Culture was incredible. Work hard, play hard teams.

    Cons

    Compensation and opportunities for advancement

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Now part of Time Inc.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Express Publishing as a contractor

    Pros

    Great resume builder, a lot of young professionals, relaxed office environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunity, and a lot of new hires are freelancers who never advance but are kept for years as freelancers.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amex Pub

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Express Publishing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Food & Wine Magazine... need I say more?
    Working in mid-town is not a bad commute for most

    Cons

    Time Inc's takeover has left a lot of open ended questions about company organization and has left many thinking that their jobs are not secure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide reassurance to those you intend to keep on staff. Many are concerned about their stability and are actively looking for other opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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