Martha Stewart Living Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Martha Stewart Living Chief Creative Officer and Founder Martha Stewart
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Pros
  • Worked with brilliant creative people dedicated to their craft (in 4 reviews)

  • Great staff, good benefits, creative environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Due to their founder and the archaic views of upper management, they are stuck in the dark ages (in 9 reviews)

  • Everything, no one cares about your career growth (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Strong Intern program throughout the company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living as an intern

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

    Pros

    HR likes to plan a lot of events so that Interns meet other interns- saw Aladin, Ice Cream Party on the roof, advice from many important senior employees! Lunch with Martha at the end!

    Cons

    Un-paid ($20/day stipend), while the program was structured some departments didn't delegate work well and as a result there was a good amount of down work!

    A lot of the senior management likes the micromanage everything

    Advice to Management

    Interns are there to gain experience- take the 10 minutes to explain a project and they will probably do a great job! We want to help and take on projects

  2. Was great while it lasted

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living

    Pros

    Great Collaboration, always snacks to eat

    Cons

    none at the / this moment

  3. Great Internship Experience

    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun office environment, friendly department, interesting intern program events. Because my internship was in the summer, I was able to partake in Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    As an intern, the department was responsible for determining your tasks and workload. For some departments, the interns were very busy, and others had nothing to do. The interns are also unpaid! The stipend hardly covers lunch and transportation.

    Advice to Management

    I think that MSLO should consider paying their interns. Many of us were more than willing to do work and help out where needed, but it seemed as if some departments didn't value their interns; payment could be a solution to this.

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  5. Martha Stewart Living

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

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living

    Pros

    Creative, Collaborative, innovative, and interesting environment

    Cons

    The company went through many restructures.

  6. Good work environment. Very creative place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Production Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Production Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, vision insurance inclided. Beautiful building, great view company has a shuttle to and from grand central.

    Cons

    The commute to west 26yh is hellish especially in bad weather. Nearest subway is 8th avenue and 23rd street. Rarest bus is three blocks away.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a better van. The two they have break down often leaving commuters in a lurch. Often having to take cabs.

  7. Offers opportunities to some, but you need a thick skin

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

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Can be a creative environment, depending on the department

    Cons

    The culture is not exactly nurturing

  8. Awesome experience in many different types of business.

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

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is young, hip, and fun to be around. A lot of collaboration between teams which is nice, because you aren't stuck at one desk or part of the office all day. As an intern I was truly involved - rather than doing typical "intern" things. Since the business as a whole is so diverse (hence, Martha Stewart Living "Omnimedia"), you get exposure to the magazine/editorial type work and the retail side.

    Cons

    It seems as if there isn't much room to go up in the company over time, which is just my observation as an intern. Could be a misconception.

  9. Creative people, poorly managed

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

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living

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

    Pros

    on a peer level, I worked with a lot of talented people.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed company. Business decisions seemed to be made out of desperation. Never any clear expectations.

  10. great when I was there!

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

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    interesting work - smart co-workers --good brand

    Cons

    basic everyday corporate stuff nothing too bad

  11. Best & Worst Job Ever

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

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, great products, dream job for integrated marketing.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, poor management practices, inept hiring from outside, no raises, sad working conditions in a remote location

    Advice to Management

    start over

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