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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
112 Reviews
3.7
112 Reviews
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy
62 Ratings

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good people, but big company setbacks.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Awesome experience for interns, but is all dependent upon your supervisor.

    Cons

    With such a big company, it can be hard to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to low level employees.

  6.  

    I worked as a photo retoucher for Meredith.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Salary was good, environment was pleasant and profressional

    Cons

    Creativity was stifled by antiquated workflow

  7.  

    Undervalued company--much more progressive and impressive than people think.

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people and work-life balance is important.

    Cons

    Company/brands not seen by agencies or clients as innovative or "must-have".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up the communications to clients and agencies to show the vast resources and creativity available here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Old fashioned management style & bus model. Slow to innovate.

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits- work environment- smart colleagues- passionate about the business

    Cons

    Elusive sr management that only promotes their dream team. No raises- annual layoffs a big negative - if you're over 5o- watch out.- big red dot on your back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop relying on layoffs to get stock price up and do something innovative that turns a profit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sub par media company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Public company protection
    - Nice office in NYC

    Cons

    - Top management is not impressive
    - Impossible to get promoted before a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reward performance
    - Don't strict to rules so tightly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Few resources, no raises, no job security.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    I enjoy most of the people I work with. Parking is convenient. Benefits are decent. Overall work environment is pleasant at times, highly political at other times.

    Cons

    You just never know when you'll be the next person to get a pink slip. There's no money to invest in growing our business or for giving employees raises. Yet the highest levels of management are grossly over-compensated, which isn't good for morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the business and employees to grow through investment. Lead by example when it comes to raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great family company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    9-5
    Summer Hours
    Reasonable, fair and encouraging management

    Cons

    No training
    Career path and growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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