Meredith Corporation

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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
118 Reviews
3.5
118 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.  

    Entry Level positions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great environment very much enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    No room for growth, little internal movement, no money

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Strong Company with a Well-Defined Focus

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart management; Meredith has shown itself to be an innovator in 360 marketing; it may not have the glamorous reputation of Conde Nast but Meredith has great core brands and products and knows how to make the most of them

    Cons

    Constant acquisitions lead to frequent "restructurings" and rounds of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is top-heavy; provide more opportunities for junior and mid-level staff to grow and evelop

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Had opportunities to advance, appreciation for hard work, benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Some of the people they hire in Management positions are absolute idiots...and they are given carte blanche to fire anyone they like, even if it ruins the hard won work of solid excellent employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink who you hire in General Manager positions, maybe the standards that you think are necessary are also detrimental to long term success with staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great guidance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Senior associates gave great guidance and taught me a lot about the industry. Developed my assets to the best of my ability

    Cons

    Unfortunately as an intern I was not compensated but that often comes with the territory of an undergrad internship

  6.  

    Playing It Safe

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    • Senior Management
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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good attitudes towards employees with families.

    Cons

    They don't understand the creative side of the businesses they are in very well. They are very good at the business side of things and have a very healthy bottom line, which is great, but they need to support and encourage real creativity with money, strategy and enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be afraid of change and new ideas. These can make money too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Valuable learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, incredibly smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Company is not up to snuff when it comes to digital development and building brands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into different ways to monetize content.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship experience was great, trying to get on full-time is another story...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Editorial Intern in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    -business casual dress code
    -friendly staff for the most part
    -lots of fun company events
    -overall workplace culture

    Cons

    Not many, other than the fact that I've been trying to land a full-time position for the past four months with little luck. I completed an editorial internship at Meredith last summer, and current employees have told me that gives you an upper hand against others applying for the position. After three interviews for three different positions and no offers yet, I'm having a hard time believing this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Old school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    nice people and nice offices

    Cons

    very few women in top leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify and embrace opinions of younger workers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Only the truly strong will survive this environment and even then, its iffy at best

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Its a job in an economy where FT is hard to come by

    Cons

    numerous management changes makes it difficult to identify a purpose and/or path to success; it doesn't help that local talent won't even consider as an option

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Big company, some room for growth

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    Free parking! Great to put on a resume.

    Cons

    You might get lost in the shuffle or overlooked.

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