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The quality of your manager largely determines your experience

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Former Employee - Reporter/Researcher in New York, NY
Former Employee - Reporter/Researcher in New York, NY

I worked at Time full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, work environment accepts casual attire, interesting work.

Cons

Many managers are inept, have weak egos and take it out on their staff. Check out the lawsuits filed (and won) for racist promotion policies. Few opportunities to advance within your title. Nepotism determines promotions. Very low level of diversity at the top. Top-heavy salaries yet it was always the hardworking, innovative and committed low-level employees who were frequently let go by the dozen. Management is clearly out of ideas with regard to digital, and will not acknowledge younger/more junior staff members' ideas regardless of how terribly their own projects fail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your more junior staff people with ideas about digital. Stop using the old model of promotion based on whose father golfs with management, and instead promote people based on their work ethic, value to the brand ($) and ambition and dedication. Get rid of middle managers whose negative attitudes toward their own staff belie their own insignificance. Realize the real benefit of diversity (not just racial, also economic, ethnic, background/lifestyle, age, gender, etc.) - fresh ideas that can be backed up by market research.

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    Current Contractor - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Creative Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I get to something unique and progressive in a very old, crotchety and frankly dying business.

    Cons

    Editorial world is a vintage work environment. They refuse to accept and embrace the future of their business and embrace new business models. Not creative thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate the old. They are out for themselves. the culture has long supported autonomy and it just isn't working.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. Needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Ad Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The corporate culture is very white-walled.

    Cons

    Benefits are amazing. Summer Fridays were nice. you get to meet celebrities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees need a raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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