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It'll be perfect... once we figure out how to get the magazines to understand that the web isn't a magazine.

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Meredith Corporation

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The tech department is great fun to work in. The team is a comprised of good mixture of people, the projects are high profile and interesting, there is plenty of room to grow and learn, and there are certainly a lot of challenges to keep you on your toes.

Cons

Because most of the senior editors and site directors came from a magazine background (being a publishing company and all) there are quite a few misconceptions about technology and what works (and doesn't) on the websites. This can lead to frustrations, but it also can be an opportunity to teach others how to better use the web as a distribution medium for content. We're still growing the online presence, and as such there are some hurdles to overcome.

Advice to Management

IT management is pretty consistently good, but they often seem to lose out to the more senior print people who aren't quite as web savvy. If upper management trusts IT to earn an increasingly large piece of the advertising revenue, then you should also start trusting us to know the best way to do our jobs.

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  1. Meredith a great company if you're senior management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits packages and work/life balance.

    Cons

    The magazine business in general isnt doing too well, so raises are few and far between. Senior management does well financially, and with bonuses, but as far as the worker bees -- we need some more honey.

    Advice to Management

    More communication to employees.


  2. Good people, but very stressful lately.

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, vacation policy, work environment, professionalism of staff.

    Cons

    Fear of layoffs, some sacrifice in quality lately.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies.


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