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Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
35 Reviews

2.8
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  1.  

    balanced

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undisclosed  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in New York, NY

    Pros

    Improving work culture, good diverse group of younger and older workers and people in between, great commitment to content and people on both the edit and commercial side truly care about their brands, plentiful vacation, respectable work and life balance, opportunity to grow, summer Fridays, fair bosses most of the crazies are long gone

    Cons

    many terrible non-user friendly antiquated systems (often implemented terribly from London), over-promising and under-delivery from upper-management, sometimes short-sighted decision-making, lack of resources in certain brand and centralized groups, sometimes slow to react to market trends and pivot from products out of favor, some misguided arrogance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    truly look at the big picture, recognize that the business continues to change drastically from 5-10 years ago and fully embrace that change even if it means shaking things up a bit, provide better resources and incentives to those in centralized services who are absolutely essential to our revenue growth, less talk and more action, spend some money to make a lot more money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Currently in a complete state of "holy crap". Unstable employment...everyone seems to be leaving at a fast rate.

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

    Pros

    Some of the people. Office is located in a convenient spot to trains and subways. I really can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Agreed that if you are not in the "special" clique, you go unnoticed for all the years you have invested. No communication between anyone really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they deserve instead of changing the color of the paint in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not confident about leadership or future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    There are some amazing people in the US offices that work hard and have a positive outlook.

    Cons

    I thought that positive changes would result from the new CEO appointment a few years ago, but if you aren't in his 'clique', then nothing will happen.

    Money is spent on golf outings and off-site meetings that should be spent on paying people properly (freelancers that shouldn't be and no OT for those that should get it).

    The technology is lagging, yet the company wants to reinvent itself as a digital media company.

    They are getting rid of / losing managers that cared about developing the employees. Everyone else is too over-worked to care about anything except getting by, so no innovation happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Without a clearly communicated business plan, nothing is going to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for some - not so good for most

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    decent benefits package - good # vacation days

    Cons

    Bad management; only certain people are promoted and given perks; priorities not based in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your employees wellbeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great if you benefit from nepotism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The people will be the only reason you come to work - there are some hardworking people who want to do their job and get financially or professional recognized

    Cons

    no company culture, lack of mobility within the company, the same people get promoted every 6 months, WORST pay in the industry, WORST raise in the industry. People in the fast food industry get paid more than a good chunk of employees here. Not getting noticed for doing your job (even above and beyond), no big deal if this attitude is distributed evenly. Even with failing products, they don't reinvent themselves or listen to employees who have the company's best interest in mind when suggesting new ideas.

    If you're under 30 and want a company to invest in you, do not come here... unless you're connected with the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to keep the younger employees - get a real HR team to build a training program. Pay your employees a fair salary that reflect the industry standard. Don't expense $12K golf memberships when you can't even pay all your employees above 40K.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Failing Fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Laid back environment, flexible hours, a lot of autonomy

    Cons

    Significantly below industry pay standards, antiquated technology, no communication from top management or between depts, no opportunity for long-term career growth, zero recognition for hard work, non-existent training programs...

    The list goes on and on but at the end of the day, the leadership is the real problem. Because of a lack of or straight dishonest communication, no one trusts them or feels any real loyalty towards them. People are basically there for a paycheck until they can find something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start by paying at least the minimum industry standard and then consider recognizing and appreciating your employees before they all leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    People are great, company not so much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people you work with here will be amazing! Not a stressful or hard job.

    Cons

    Salaries are awful, no growth, technologically lacking. If you are younger than 30, any time you spend here will be a waste. Not a place that you can ever have a career. The raises are almost non existent. Leadership is weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people, just give them a chance to succeed without breaking them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Grunt Work for temporary workers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Delray Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delray Beach, FL

    Pros

    Close to home-no highway driving, everyone except management was pleasant and helpful

    Cons

    Temporary position so no benefits, company had you work as 1099, too lazy/cheap to pay govt taxes, possibly unlawful?, Management Here is MOODY and sarcastic(Delray Beach Office) doesn't treat any staff very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One moody Manager left before end of assignment, the person left to manage has major issues-New York Office who manages this office needs to keep a closer eye on things here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging, Fun, and Exciting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good and fun environment. Fairly good benefits. Starting with 15 annual vacation days as opposed to your average 10 days. Location is awesome for commuters; just a few blocks away from city subway and Penn Station.

    Cons

    Tasks are challenging as of result of disorganization. Intense manual labor because unfriendly or lack of systems automation. Long hours, thus, no work life balance. Pay is not fairly reflecting the amount of hours put it. Too much work, thus, disabling people to develop ideas.....let alone streamline the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fortunately, new management is taking steps to resolve the existing problems. But holding workshops to fully understand the reporting software would do wonders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company for young professionals!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great, fun, relaxed environment
    Open communication with leadership
    Lots of opportunity to grow and learn

    Cons

    Challenges during change, such as office remodel
    Slow to make changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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