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Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
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  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxim

    Pros

    Good technical people, with attitude to win. Some managers hired were strong leaders.
    Used to have strong stock compensation and startup feel.

    Cons

    Too dependent on Samsung. too much emphasis on integration without long term vision.
    Lost it's niche, a small company that tried to be a big company but is now neither here nor there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Recruiter

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Maxim

    Pros

    Great customer service, time management , experience many job duties, multi tasking

    Cons

    Salaried. No overtime and you work minimum of 50 hours week or more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Wish it could be a 5 star, But Not since we lost Jack Gifford!

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

    I have been working at Maxim

    Pros

    Good People, Large company, good benfits. Nice building and work environment. Maxim Univ allows you to better yourself.

    Cons

    Not so good annual bonus. keeps going lower and lower every year due to budget cuts. Scary everyday you go to work not knowing if you have a job. Frequent job cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your old timers & founders that started when Mr. Gofford worked in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Very positive environment from an intern's perspective.

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

    I worked at Maxim as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to build your resume as a student.
    Will gain vast amounts of experience both on set and in the office.
    Way more office parties, fun and freedom than most corporations.

    Cons

    Unlikeliness of future full-time employment.
    No compensation for lunch, travel or time.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim

    Pros

    Great benefits, tons of opportunities to grow within and great pay

    Cons

    More training for particular jobs are needed if you want the proper turn around needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees to be the best that they can be rather than giving them unreasonable deadlines.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Photo Intern

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

    I worked at Maxim as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are really nice. Active atmosphere, love the happy hour.It's a shame that they got rid of it.

    Cons

    low payment, constant management shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Financial is a big problem.Wasting is so common everywhere in the office.

    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great internship opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Maxim projects a great work environment where employees really enjoy interacting with one another and making work less of a hassle while still maintaining a professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Compensation was less than expected and at times I felt as though my full potential was not being completely utilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I received a general feel that the younger employees were disappointed with their compensation and many left for other companies due to this reason. I would advise management to increase compensation or institute a new benefits program for their younger employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Use to be a great place to work at

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

    I worked at Maxim (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I use to work here back in the 2000's. It was a great place to work, people were good to work with, very laid back.

    Cons

    Extremely poor upper management. Maxim and it's other magazines got bought out by capital management firm and it went completely downhill. They tried to bring in all these morons from print media and it went to crap. They didn't know what they were doing,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to hire has-beens from print media backgrounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility early. Smart, funny coworkers. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor management, poor overall business strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring old media personalities thinking they'll save the magazine. Focus on the web or you're doomed.

  11.  

    It was a cool place to work at....until the new owners came in

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with and great upper management until they either decided to leave or got fired for petty reasons.

    Great events and resources until the new owners took over and started penny pinching.

    Cons

    The new owners came in and created a hostile work environment through fear and intimidation. The owners have no clear direction on where to take the brand. They have no clue about the media/magazine industry nor do they know what is content. The dude seriously asked what is content during a meeting.

    I give it less than six months to tank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just stop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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