Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
109 Reviews

3.6
109 Reviews
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people and work-life balance is important (in 13 reviews)

  • Overall work environment is pleasant at times, highly political at other times (in 7 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company overall, midwestern values. Been around for 100+ years so they know what they are doing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent pay for the hours you work
    normal working hours
    collaborative
    cares about health and family
    promotes from within
    Good niche market

    Cons

    Old school mentality
    mass layoffs due to the company being public
    people have not heard of the company
    too many responsibilities due to layoffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Corporation to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people who work here are incredibly nice, innovative and allow room for experimentation and growth. Health/wellness benefits are fairly good.

    Cons

    Meredith is a publicly traded company, so mass layoffs are not uncommon. Staffs are generally small, which can contribute to a semi-difficult work-life balance. But the employers themselves, in my experience, have never been forceful about staying in the office more than necessary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Freelance Corporate Marketing Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Great environment, great flexibility, great team atmosphere!

    Cons

    Only a short term project.

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  5.  

    Digital is not pivotal here.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Happy hours, pretty close to Grand Central. Most everyone is easy going and nice. The renovated office space is modern and spacious.

    Cons

    Digital Marketing is old school and leadership in this department is very nice. If you're not willing to play the game, don't bother coming here. Hourly pay isn't on par with what the industry pays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great company before the constant layoffs

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work hours are fair and many of the people I worked with were nice people. Also good benefits.

    Cons

    The magazine business is shrinking and the upper management always seems insulated from the layoffs even though just one of their salaries would save probably 5 jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop firing sales people. They make the company money. Start looking in the mirror and seeing that some of you need to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience yet gets repetitive and boring too fast

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people and company culture as well as the benefits

    Cons

    the people - if you're not at the top, its very hard to get noticed and recognized for your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look within more often. you're missing out on a lot of talent just because you dont make the time to get to know people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of people

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I worked here for nine years and would have stayed if the magazine I worked for hadn't folded. I did not meet one mean person the entire time I worked here. The work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    The health insurance got very expensive. I worked on the editorial side, and it was hard to move up. Staffs are VERY lean.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Each location is different

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Manager
    Current Employee - Local Manager

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits with unique features, decent pay, and mostly good employees. Very family friendly and encourages a work life/family balance.

    Cons

    Your experience will vary widely depending on which location you are at. Corporate management is very slow to react to real crisis. Some markets have very, very poor upper management which has a trickle down effect to all departments and personnel. Do your research on local management before accepting a position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in innovation and put real resources behind keeping up with your competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I will be neutral, it wasn't great nor awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Other employees were friendly and no one was micro managing me.

    Cons

    For the last 3 years I never received a promotion. Nor any incentive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To put into managing positions people that do have skills for those positions or to train them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Midwest values in the heart of NY.

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    Current Employee - Account Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment and true team atmosphere at all levels.

    Cons

    The benefits are very expensive.

    Recommends

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