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Comfortable, Complacent

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Time full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Time Inc. has a lot of good people, there are plenty of perks like Summer Fridays, lots of time off, decent benefits, etc. that make it hard to leave here.

Cons

Unfortunately, Publishing is an industry that is struggling mightily. There are too many good people leaving. The people that remain are complacent and not accustomed to working hard. With a management team in disarray, there is no clear direction for the company other than the impending spin-off.

Advice to Management

Separate each magazine into an individual business. Let the market and management team decide which brands survive and which ones fail.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Time-tanic heading for the iceberg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -4 weeks vacation
    -Summer Fridays
    -Benefits
    -Occasional telecommuting (must be pre-approved and limited)
    -Non-management employees are friendly. Misery loves company.
    -Flexible work hours

    Cons

    -Low salaries
    -No training because it costs money. Training is on your own time
    -Little to no advancement because you can't get training.
    -A LOT of politics, power struggles, and egos.
    -Management at all levels loves to pull rank and let you know your place.
    -No trust between any level of employee which leads to ultra-micro management.
    -No corporate communication unless you read the NY Post.
    -No recognition for a good job. Just more work.
    -No project management/organization.
    -No coordination between titles and IT.
    -No coordination/project management among IT.
    -Everyone is running scared due to the spin saddling us with billions in debt.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to become a technology company, hire a CEO that understands technology. Get rid of the old regime/senior management on the print side. They are the ones causing all of the politics. If not, Time is doomed for sure.


  2. wonderful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. the relationship between colleagues and supervisors is very pleasant, making our day to day a wonderful journey.

    Cons

    Hard to take your career to the next level. Like any big corporation it's hard to make yourself noticeable, even when your hard craftsmanship standout.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to who does what and not just gratify the people with the "big" titles.


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