1105 Media

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You can make it work....

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at 1105 Media full-time

Pros

Generous time off around the holidays. Lots of flexibility for telework. Helpful, dedicated support from often overworked and understaffed departments that work with multiple brands and business units (creative, HR, production, ad operations, circulation/list management, IT). Depending on your department, there’s plenty of opportunity to work creatively and independently. Great co-workers.

Cons

Frozen pay raises lowers morale and sends hard-working, ambitious people to greener pastures, making it hard for managers to keep the department going. Recruitment, training and managing a new employee is a huge time suck (though with HR doing recruitment, it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be). Still, turnover wastes the time of the remaining employees who have to pick up the slack. Too-frequent layoffs or job eliminations, while often making more work for most everyone remaining, tends to weed out people who were in the wrong job (sometimes through no fault of their own) or underperforming. That’s very disheartening on a personal/team level but probably good for the company, as it focuses manpower and raises the bar for new hires.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward good employees with more money, not just an inflated title. Encourage more cross-brand, cross-department, cross-business-unit communication. Bright, creative people could solve their own problems (and find innovative solutions) if they knew who to talk to for insight and advice. Communicate the company strategy (even as it changes) to all employees and encourage questions and feedback. The people who actually do the work have good ideas, and actively listening and trying out some home-grown ideas might make employees feel like more than fixed costs.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management says things are looking up, but they still refuse to invest in their people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 1105 Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great PTO (15 days, plus one week off at Xmas and Thanksgiving)
    - Hard-working people

    Cons

    - Management obviously sees employees as expendable and will happily let people go for non-reasons, yet refuse to clean house when there are bad eggs that NEED to go.
    - No raises (newly launched evaluations are a joke) - people are underpaid and unhappy.
    - Some departments have extremely high turnover, which makes others nervous.
    - HR is inept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises, show appreciation for your people, and invest more money into your employees instead of just acquiring other entities. ("You won't get a raise, but look at these new publications we just bought!") Also put managers in place who actually do their jobs. When a few bad employees ruin morale for many others, something needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for the last 2.5 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Not afraid to try new strategic directions based on brand/industry - not a "one size fits all" for product strategy
     - Senior Management becoming more transparent/offering more info after employee requests to do so
     - Great PTO
     - Incredibly responsive IT department
     - Fantastic manager

    Cons

    - Salary raises/bonuses are hard to come by unless you give a portion of your soul and 60+ hours/week to your position
     - Sometimes you feel like a jack of all trades, master of none with how many hats need to be worn due to small team sizes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more info as to why/why not a raise will happen if an employee has been there for more than 2 years without an increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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