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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
124 Reviews
3.4
124 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 14 reviews)

  • The hours are flexible, and if you're a full-time employee there are great benefits (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management understands the work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Very cookie cutter/corporate when it comes to work life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Was a great company before the constant layoffs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (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
  2.  

    Great experience yet gets repetitive and boring too fast

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    • 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 Meredith Corporation full-time (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
  3.  

    Great group of people

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    • 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 Meredith Corporation full-time (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
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  5.  

    Each location is different

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Midwest values in the heart of NY.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and true team atmosphere at all levels.

    Cons

    The benefits are very expensive.

    Recommends
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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

  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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