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Incisive Media Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Incisive Media

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, friendly atmosphere, smart colleagues, good career progression

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great and prob below market average, different treatment/ perks depending on your manager.

  2.  

    Good place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Incisive Media

    Pros

    entrepreneurial, creative, energetic, fast paced

    Cons

    a lack of resources and manpower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resources

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If I could give 0 stars, I would!

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

    I have been working at Incisive Media

    Pros

    PTO is pretty good, even in your first year there. The benefits aren't bad either. But that's about it.

    Cons

    Everything else! No leadership or room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terrible place to work - the company is UK based, and they've been taking over the NY office and running everything to the ground. It's also going under, so don't expect a good salary or bonuses for that matter. They do a good job of hiding the fact that the company is a sinking ship that's about to be bought our - everything that comes out of their mouths is pure bs! There is no room for creativity or opinion. You're never heard or supported. There is a reason why there's been a mass exodus in the past several months - since Jan 2014 in particular, 7 people have left. And the NY office is small to begin with (less than 30 people). DO NOT WORK HERE!

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

    keep looking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Incisive Media

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around within the company

    Cons

    Management flip flops and have zero understanding of the industry they are in. Meanwhile the new management micro-manages everything including things beyond her remit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh, keep looking

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

    I have been working at Incisive Media

    Pros

    The hours are good. And if you stroll in late or have to leave early, no one cares b/c they all do it.

    Cons

    Well, the pay is very bad...especially on the editorial side. I've seen job ads for Incisive/American Lawyer Media saying the pay is "competitive"...it's not. My friends are shocked at how little I make...entry level salaries are the same as what they were in the editorial world in 1995. There's a lot of "dead weight" in the company...people that slack off and just delegate all their work to their subordinates. Upper management likes to believe they're transparent but they're not. The company is completely baffled by the "digital age". Websites are still seen as an after thought while ad sales in the print pubs are plummeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat...a round of layoffs (the lazy employees that do NOTHING) would help the bottom line. Focus more on web and new media....i.e: hire more people that know something about it. And if you want to keep employees around, pay a living wage...this isn't McDonalds...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fair to middling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reviews Editor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Reviews Editor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Incisive Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the staff are generally very good at their jobs and good to be around. Pay not too bad for the industry. Decent work-life balance without much overtime requirement.

    Cons

    Great deal of status-waving alpha male stuff from some managers. Dominated by sales culture to detriment of editorial values. Ageing places of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for new in the industry, not for long term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant

    I worked at Incisive Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The experience and chance to learn the ropes of publishing and events

    Cons

    chaotic and full of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should try to work on synergizing every team to work in harmony towards one goal

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start out as a journo but low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Journalist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Journalist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people, great for networking and building contacts in the financial industry.

    Cons

    HR are not human, poor management and generally not very many opportunities to progress as the firm ain't very profitable. Oh... and the pay ain't great either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some new managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Incisive Media Response

    Oct 8, 2014HR Director

    This is not an automated response. Pleased that you found your time with us useful and were able to advance your career with the development and opportunities we provided. When someone starts their ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally Good but Management needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Services in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed Office Culture
    Flexibility in working

    Cons

    -Senior Management need to be more trusting of their teams and not treat them so patronizingly
    - Better recognition for newbies who have performed outstandingly
    -Some people who have been there 10+ years need to be moved on or moved out, they are stagnating and just waiting to retire, they do not seem to want to grow any more= dead wood
    - Managers need to be more accomodating to the variety of tastes of people, differences need to be celebrated and not shunned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not assume everybody wants to drink alcohol at all times while socialising with colleagues after work.
    Focus on moving people and talent into suitable positions- some people are just WAY TOO comfortable!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good for beginning your career, not so great for career progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Journalist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Incisive Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good with flexible working conditions, great office location, intelligent colleagues, very good environment for a beginning journalist.

    Cons

    A bit of a 'boys club' in my division - very few senior female employees - from what I've seen, most move on after a few years because they are not recognised or promoted to senior positions compared to the similar level male employees. Compensation should be higher for journalists, compared to the sales side, we are underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely as to why your female employees always move on to other jobs! Also, I've heard more than one member of staff mention that taking maternity leave is tantamount to effectively demoting oneself...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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