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nice place to work

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

I worked at Meredith Corporation

Pros

good work life balance, strong focused leadership, good benefits

Cons

disorganized HR, need to improve technology in publishing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

increase tech awareness, improve IT accessiblity

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    very saccharine

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    realy friendly people to work with

    Cons

    place is totally fake. Everyone walks around being super enthusiastic and friendly, but the but very little communication. There is no training, little support and employees are kept in the dark. very old fashioned atmosphere. Plan on sitting in many internal meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    annual performance reviews should be based solely on a measure of business contribution; not how well you fit into the culture.

    Approves of CEO
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    Great place for younger persons

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Salaries 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.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    There'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.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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