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A place where mediocracy reigns!

  • Work/Life Balance
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Pay scale is competitive
Good work/life balance

Cons

Life-timers run the place.
A low promotion ceiling for art and edit staff.
Bottom-line is the only measure of success.

Advice to Management

Move on from the mindless/spineless 50's era management style.
Do something because it's the right thing to do rather then what you have been told to do.
Stop letting the CEO control your life. We know you really don't want to fire your friends!

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  1. Excellent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, good benefits and a decent corporate culture make Meredith an excellent place to work. They are focusing on digital and marketing, more then print.

    Cons

    Every year for the past 5 years they have been downsizing certain divisions in favor of purchasing new companies. Do your research and make sure your join in the right division. Avoid newsstand.

    Advice to Management

    Look to move existing employees into new divisions rather then just downsizing. Loyalty goes both ways.


  2. Very slow to progress to current technology trends. Unwilling to listen to employees who they hired to know.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Nice environment to work in as far as nice building and location. They still have partial match on 401K.

    Cons

    Senior management needs training, not as qualified as should be in most cases. Many are hired just to manage but know very little about what they are managing. Slow to progress with technology. Budgets not in line with expectations and shows in the products.

    Advice to Management

    Invest to progress. Invest in your people and products. Fear management is not a tool.


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