Meredith Corporation
3.5 of 5 90 reviews
www.meredith.com Des Moines, IA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great place for younger persons

Editor (Former Employee)
Des Moines, IA

I worked at Meredith Corporation

ProsSalaries are, as they say, competitive and employees receive a wide range of benefits. The company invests heavily in projects and publications favored by senior management. Some divisions still allow relatively young staffers to develop their skills and responsibilities, although these opportunities have diminished considerably in the past 7 years.

ConsSenior employees (in both age and experience) tend to be among the first to go when the company cuts back. There's a disconnect between senior management's direction for the company and their willingness to train existing employees to take the company in that direction. They only train people to be managers, and the management layers can get pretty thick. Senior management has an almost blind faith in some publications' managers, regardless of the warning signs, and seem almost clueless about the creative side of the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere's a bad habit of buying publications and running them into the ground. At least one senior manager taken from the editorial--instead of sales--ranks might help reduce such losses. Spend more training money enhancing the skills of people who actually do the work, not on their managers. (By the way, "management" and "leadership" are two different things.) Quit spending more resources on new media ventures than you'll ever make back in fees and ads without some sort of business model to guide you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Toto we're not in Kansas anymore

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New York, NY

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Pros: Great midtown location; company is trying to be progressive with acquisitions, etc;… Cons: Work life balance? Not poor advancement opportunities unless you switch roles completely not supportive of women… Advice to Senior Management: What flies in dam doesn't fly in NYC. Treat people better. Create opportunities for… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Interns work extremely hard.

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Des Moines, IA

I worked at Meredith Corporation


Pros: People are very helpful and want you to gain as much information… Cons: There does not seem to be a job after your… Advice to Senior Management: Look out for your interns and help them in their… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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