Meredith Corporation
3.5 of 5 102 reviews
www.meredith.com Des Moines, IA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexibile work-life balance, no problems getting time off, innovation in digital"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Good benefits, incredibly smart coworkers"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management understands the work-life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "During time I was there our department switched from being based in Des Moines to NY"
    in 5 reviews
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    Editorial Intern (Former Employee)
    Des Moines, IA

    ProsWonderfully accommodating staff and work place environment. Everyone was incredibly helpful and the company promotes a great lifestyle

    ConsThe department seems to be in a process of re-organization and optimization. With so many moving parts, some editors seemed at a loss at what to do to improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well run company with good product.

    Vice President/Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHard working culture that rewards performance.

    ConsSenior management understands the work-life balance. Employee benefits are very good for today's marketplace.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Producer-Creative Services (Current Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

    ProsPositive atmosphere, Creative Freedom. Management tries to be supportive and understand. Open minded to new technology and training. Good teams atmosphere.

    ConsUnderstaffed and it's widely known that the whole facility is paid well market value.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement doesn't understand how to manage creative teams and loses money and moral because of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Marketing Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI've worked at many publishing companies, and Meredith is the most balanced, most pleasant and most positive environment I've encountered. Friendly, down to earth people willing to help, access to senior-level management and opportunities for advancement.

    ConsPrint and digital aren't integrated which is a major disadvantage for sellers and marketers. Things tend to move VERY slowly here, and they aren't big on real innovation - always feels a little behind the others. Mass layoffs are also fairly common, once or twice a year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more opportunity for growth within the organization. There are 2 programs in place, but one seems to cater to senior management and the other to entry level. What about everyone else?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryone is very friendly and the people there are great at what they do.

    ConsNot necessarily a con, but you must be ready to adapt to different situations which require new tools or practices to complete a project.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just hiring in, great staff and they take excellent care of their employees.

    Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)
    Saginaw, MI

    ProsGreat benefits, friendly environment, managers care about the little guys. Everyone seems to really be a team player and are very welcoming of new employees.

    ConsNone that i have encountered yet. The only thing that may be a downside is the fact that you can be put on-call and rotating shifts may make your home life schedule tough to manage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked with lot's of talented individuals

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFundamentally solid company; treat employees well. Working hard to transition from a print centric company to a multi-media, horizontally and vertically integrated media leader

    ConsLarge company where there are silos...constant pressure to keep stock price high leads to consistent layoffs and major mood swings for the company at large

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to pound that they are more than a magazine company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people, non competitive, good properties

    Conslittle room for advancement, slow to innovate

    Advice to Senior Managementtop heavy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsHad an excellent career, great coworkers

    ConsSenior VP's lack intimate knowledge of their department heads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you don't hire micro managers :)

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    "Family" corporation that needs more family.

    Corporate Research (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people - hard, smart workers. I had a great manager which made a big difference. Collaborated with various teams to produce meaningful results. Team building initiatives were welcome and appreciated.

    ConsConstant fear of lay-offs. Fear of ever-popular "re-orgs" which seem to leave everyone with more work for the same amount of pay. Department often lost headcount. Not much room to grow title-wise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees need to know more of what's going on. Constant fear of staff reduction is hard to thrive under. Provide performance incentives. For a company that depends entirely on "family" consumers, it doesn't always treat its employees that way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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