Atlantic Media Company Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. Great access to experts & veteran journalists

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company

    Pros

    Everyone is very open to talking with/ advising junior employees

    Cons

    The pay is quite hard to live off of in DC, but it is good compared to other entry-level editorial jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. My experience at this company was positive; I learned basic useful skills related to spreadsheets and list management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company

    Pros

    Idealistic company with young, vibrant employees; fairly laid-back office culture but still businesslike. Flexible leave policy and reasonable hours (roughly 9-6pm).

    Cons

    Some repetitive work on list management, etc.; the onus to introduce creativity into the workplace is on each employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Advertising sales

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Atlantic is a smart, innovative company where senior management is not afraid to go against conventional publishing norms to grow its business.

    Cons

    Corporate culture not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more feedback from middle management more seriously as they have the ears on the street

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Amazing launching pad for successful career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company

    Pros

    Fellowship program opens a variety of career doors, work hard play hard environment, tastefully ran by corporate offices

    Cons

    Quick turnover rate; but that's not always a bad thing, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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 (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
  7. Glass Ceiling

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    Former Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company full-time (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
  8. 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 (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
  9. Thrilling, Progressive, Generous Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atlantic Media Company (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
  10. Editorial Fellow

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

    I worked at Atlantic Media Company as an intern (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
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    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 (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

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