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Fine experience, but old school pub house

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Former Employee - Advertising Sales  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY

I worked at Meredith Corporation

Pros

Great place to learn
Very structured
Training is a priority
The back office systems/support are excellent

Cons

Old school mentality
Training for management-those new to it lacking
Very cookie cutter/corporate when it comes to work life balance..favoritism exists big time
The corp sales team in control of most big profitable accounts leaving individual book reps somewhat useless/paper pushing
LOTS of duplicate internal paperwork/meetings that time suck
Autonomy does not exist-micromanagement is rampant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

TRAIN before promoting people to Mgmt roles
Move into the 21st Century in terms of work life balance....be family friendly!!!!

No opinion of CEO

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    Old Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Associate Publisher  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    - Recognized and respected brands/titles
    - Willingness to share information internally among publications
    - Strong online presence and team
    - Many motivated and talented salespeople

    Cons

    - Low tolerance for those not fitting a conservative coporate social/religious "template"
    - Corporate sales and contracts benefit the company but leave individual magazine sales teams feeling superfluous at times
    - Clique-ish environment at upper management levels and within corporate sales
    - H.R. department is serious issues with maintaining confidentiality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your mindsets forward from the 1950's and 1960's and be more accepting of cultural and other diversity. Get rid of the old boy's network mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Loved working here

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Wonderful corporate culture with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    "Conservative" pay and benefits when compared to other media outlets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would encourage innovation more and offer more incentives

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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