Thrillist Media Group

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Roller Coaster Ride

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Current Employee - Production Assistant in Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Production Assistant in Columbus, OH

I have been working at Thrillist Media Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

***Review for JackThreads, owned by Thrillist***

JackThreads is the sister company of Thrillist, the company culture are pretty much the same, but not quite. The company puts a lot of money into keeping the frigs stocked with beer, and tries to do events like weekly whiskey tastings or football games on the weekend. It's very casual and laid back. As someone once put it, it's a company run by ivy league frat boys. There are also lots and lots of emails to the whole company regarding anniversaries, achievements, and not logging off the conference room computers.

Cons

As mentioned, while the companies are similar they are not the same, JackThreads wants to be concise and cohesive but isn't quite there yet. There's a huge gap between the two companies in terms of funding and budgets, which means everything Thrillist gets is better. Promotions are given based on seniority or favoritism. Upper management wants a say in every aspect of the company yet never bothers to find out what it takes to get there. People who dare to state their opinions are usually dropped after they finish their tasks at hand. In general, the company is disorganized and inconsistent with what they say they want/will do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get organized. Allow people who know what they're doing, do their jobs. You hire a lot of qualified people, now get to know them a little and maybe give them room to use their strengths to better the company - not punish them.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours. Nothing to show for it.

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

    I worked at Thrillist Media Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office is nice. The location is great. There is a party atmosphere. Some of the staff members are friendly and helpful. Everyone seems motivated.

    Cons

    The hours are awful. The management is awful. Newcomers are not welcome. Smug employees. There is no clear voice or direction. The higher-ups edit content, but have never been writers/editors anywhere else. The lack of real world experience shows. When the day is done, there is no feeling of accomplishment. The daily work could be finished in a few hours had the editing process been smoother. Everyone is in too many meetings to actually get things done. The party atmosphere is incredibly fake and forced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your creative talent. Stop micromanaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Had High Hopes, was disappointed

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

    I worked at Thrillist Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Very young company with young employees who party and drink all the time. If you do not speak to anyone, it is possible to get far.

    Cons

    Once something goes wrong, there is no way to redeem oneself, always a target on your back. People are very catty and only want promotions. Promotions based on time, not performance. Very top heavy in upper management, they say our voices are heard and recognized, but that is not the case. There is NO work life balance, hours are extremely long with no appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and give at least some positive feedback, negative feedback was heard 99% of the time regardless of level of performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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