Atlantic Media Company

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Atlantic Media Company Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
23 Reviews
3.6
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Glass Ceiling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone is a high achiever. There is an attitude of opportunity, and young journalists work exceptionally hard, hoping for a chance to ascend within. That happens little, which is actually how it happens most places. There is little room at the top, especially since it's packed with guys.

    Cons

    Most of the senior execs are male. Many senior hires are seemingly made among the buddy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone down the boys' club.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    People are great, awful management in some units ruining the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, lots of powerful people in and out of the watergate all the time, great happy hours, free soda

    Cons

    1 Word: Management. Terrible foresight and lack of leadership ability = lower level employees doing the work of their bosses. Expect to work LOTS of unpaid overtime. Salary was 25% less than most places in DC. Also the least digitally savvy media company to work, despite trying to sell the notion that it is. Turnover is pretty awful here among technical staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have an understanding of the jobs of the people they are managing, and don't force people to work lots of unpaid overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    writer

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Writer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Digital Media Writer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun office environment, nice people, lots of events

    Cons

    poor management should keep talented writers by shifting them around to avoid burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain talented writers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Thrilling, Progressive, Generous Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company for more than a year

    Pros

    You work alongside the best people in the Country no matter the department. Amazing leaders and innovators. Everyone has a sense of purpose and agreeable attitude.
    Unlimited time off.
    The Wire, The Atlantic and Quartz are all in an amazing loft near Union Square

    Cons

    We already seem to be outgrowing our space so I hope we move before too many new hires are made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up - I like that there has been more structure put in place with the office this year. There is also someone from corporate now here every day and it's nice for employee issues. There used to be a bigger sense of uncertainty that has dissolved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Editorial Fellow

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    Former Employee - Editorial Fellow  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editorial Fellow in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Best media company in America if not the world. High class culture and values. You'll be surrounded by the smartest people you'll ever have in an office.

    Cons

    Very "Ivy League-ish" Most people come from the same background so it's not the most diverse office I've ever been in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They're absolutely great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun team of passionate individuals. Painfully understaffed & overworked.

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    Former Employee - Media Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are positive and have a "can do" attitude.

    Cons

    Giant holes in management competence on all levels. Minimal perks for media/tech company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editorial  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editorial in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Atlantic Media Company provided an intellectual and engaging work environment with collegial and motivating coworkers. The company is creative and innovative. It was a privilege to work here. I was regularly inspired by the talent with which I was surrounded. The company did a great job navigating the changing journalism landscape and adapting to changes in how readers consume media while simultaneously valuing traditional print content.

    Cons

    It was competitive to find a job at the Atlantic Media Company because there was low turnover on the staff -- at least on the editorial side. There were more opportunities on the web content side vs. print.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was a technologist for Quartz

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

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In the early days there was the potential to do something new and interesting.

    Cons

    For a supposedly tech-savvy product, there was no real technical talent in management. Engineers expected to work 80+ hour weeks putting out fires. There has been management turnover since, hopefully this has changed.

    Some core staff members have an attitude and I didn't find the culture overall to be very friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very DC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The access to people of power is awesome.
    Company Lunch room is nice.
    Rosita, Rosita, Rosita!!!
    Great location

    Cons

    Very cliquish
    Lots of cronyism on the business side.
    Obsession with beating Politico has ruined the brand and cheapened the coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, especially when learning the DC media landscape.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company

    Pros

    Interesting and intelligent colleagues
    Close work with editorial side
    Always something interesting going on in publishing

    Cons

    Unclear career path
    Management is hit or miss, with much of it being excellent but a few folks who just seem to be incumbents.

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