Meredith Corporation

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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
119 Reviews
3.5
119 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 7 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.  

    Great work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but you must be ready to adapt to different situations which require new tools or practices to complete a project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

    Print 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 ManagementAdvice

    Have 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?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked with lot's of talented individuals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Large 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 ManagementAdvice

    continue to pound that they are more than a magazine company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Smart people, non competitive, good properties

    Cons

    little room for advancement, slow to innovate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top heavy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Had an excellent career, great coworkers

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you don't hire micro managers :)

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    "Family" corporation that needs more family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Research in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Research in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Constant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Employees 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, nice office, people in the department were very nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fashion Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fashion Department in New York, NY

    I worked at Meredith Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a great company. Lots of different magazines to work for. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Fast paced, no room for error, hard to contact upper management if you have a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Meredith Corporation is a great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    healthy living benefits are the best. They also do a physical once a year which is benificial if you don't go to the doctor all that much

    Cons

    corporate needs to listen better to employees. People from corporate came one year to check in but didn't really listen to what they employees were trying to say.

  11.  

    Meredith ok publishing company for midwest.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Meredith had a great reputation and hire best in their class.

    Cons

    Too many lay offs in the last few years. They seem to be more interested in the bottom line than keeping good people.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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