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Inspiring workplace where work was fun

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Former Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY

I worked at Forbes full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There was a great degree of Flexibility i loved the entrepreneurial cultures where you could continue to develop new opportunities. It's very different than many bureacratic corporations.

Cons

The pay was so-so and it was hard to understand thr track to promotions.

Advice to Management

Be better about promoting from within and finding ways o increase compensation for good employees

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work as an intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forbes

    Pros

    Easygoing co-workers and low-stress environment make for a workplace that is both inviting and not overbearing in the least. Lack of overtime is a plus.

    Cons

    Cubicle layout is less than preferable, though people are apt to stroll throughout the office and make conversation. Lack of interaction between departments however.


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    2013's most dysfunctional company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Forbes full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    powerful name on your resume if you do not mind daily deadlines that have you working until the wee hours of the morning and are not concerned with growth. gym in building

    Cons

    Volatile, highly politically charged environment. multiple reorganizations, fires and layoffs per year. High quality talent with MBA's, Ivy league degrees and impressive backgrounds are managed by people with poor education and lack of management history. Talent is lured and then fired with no notice once they perform well and therefore pose a threat to management. Those who remain are either there because they have been there for 10+ years and are successful at pushing out any new hires they feel may be a threat to their position OR are trying to leave but haven't found another job as yet. Unfair workloads due to frequent fires and layoffs result in frequent late night hours (as in 10p and 11p). Poor 401k matching, healthcare and paternal leave/maternity benefits package

    Advice to Management

    leave


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