Meredith Corporation

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Former Employee - Intern in Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Intern in Des Moines, IA

I worked at Meredith Corporation

Pros

Fun place to work. Friendly people there.

Cons

The pay is ok, company seems to be going under. Their earnings and so forth are all down. They focus too much on traditional media and not enough on new media that actually makes them money. (They have good ideas and projects, but they're just not making much money from those ideas.) I guess you can't really blame them since its hard to make money with online stuff these days.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to focus just on working. They like results. Don't kiss ass. Get there on time, make sure that you work hard. Realize that gossip exists in that place, but just don't get too caught up in it.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    secure company, conservative outlook, fair management, caring.

    Cons

    Little growth opportunity, lower pay vs industry, sketchy compensation plans, sales comission goals are provided to sales reps over six months after the start of the fiscal year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of rewarding success

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A good company, but compensation is not transparent.

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    The tone is good here. People are nicer, less cut-throat than at other media companies. It's fairly professional. Senior management seems to have a solid plan for shifting the company to suit the changing media culture.

    Cons

    There is little mentoring, guidance, or attention placed on career advancement. When people advance, it's pretty random. And advancement usually happens on the business side, not the creative side. I think it's hard for the suits to recognize the valuable characteristics of their creative employees then make the best use of their skills. There is an old-fashioned, midwestern lasck of salary transparency at this company. No one knows what pay ranges are for certain grades. Most people don't even know their own grades. No one talks about how to be promoted, how to advance to the next grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better identify high performers on the creative side and give them a financial incentive to stay.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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