Meredith Corporation

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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
116 Reviews
3.7
116 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)

  • 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)

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

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  1.  

    art assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation

    Pros

    lots of people in industry and sale are great. If you can find yourself a mentor, then it's best.

    Cons

    depending on your supervisor, can be great or not very helpful. Big company so it's not the most personable.

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    Prioritize the work place culture and people over the name of the magazine!

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    Former Employee - Fashion and Beauty Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fashion and Beauty Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    + as an intern at meredith, you feel like you are a part of the team. You are given special projects and sometimes will get bylines or reviews on the website or in the actual magazine
    + they like to hire people who have interned for the corporation
    + the people are really kind and considerate, and it's an all around positive work environment
    + they are generally conscious of your needs and wants as an intern, and will send you to events, photo shoots, pr sit ins, and the lot. You also get to attend weekly meetings with the whole staff and you also get an opportunity to watch the editor in chief critique certain stories for the magazine
    + the beauty sales! Every month, like clockwork, they would have a beauty sale where one of the mags would empty their beauty closet and sell each item for a dollar. Not why I interned, but certainly a great thing if you like makeup!
    + the intern program is great, and you get to watch intern speeches and go to little events put on by hr. in retrospect, i would go back to this company because it was just that great.
    + great, nurturing environment, with a lot of respect for your personal time and efforts!

    Cons

    + unpaid
    + a little gossipy
    + who you know is definitely a thing, but what corporate job isn't like that?
    + no real career openings or opportunities
    + print is dying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate your interns or at least pay for their transportation. Other than that, you're doing great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meredith Corp -- Copy Editor

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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, fun atmosphere, constantly changing content.

    Cons

    Layoffs are common. Difficult to move from temp to FT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Okay pay, but little creativity or innovation

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    Current Employee - Art Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    In my experience, the people who work here are nicer than those I met when I was at Conde Nast. Everyone is really down to earth and friendly and I love my boss.

    Cons

    Because Meredith is a publicly traded company, mass layoffs are common. I'm also considered a temp, even though I work full time and was hired permanently and there's not really much I can do to change my status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the young people starting at the company! They have a fresh point of view and an understanding of what younger readers are looking for.

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

    Was what it was

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saginaw, MI

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

    Pros

    Working in TV has its perks! I met great people I would have never met other wise.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership
    POOR Moral
    Some people I think would eat their young

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed my time there

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed all the people that worked in our office . Environment was positive. I felt I gained some great experience.

    Cons

    During time I was there our department switched from being based in Des Moines to NY.... preferred the management in Des Moines. Did not care for the people running our group in NY....felt they ruined the department culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worked there a long time until one day the axe fell completely out of the blue.

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my work and coworkers. Pay and benefits were good. Pleasant work environment. Emphasis on employee health.

    Cons

    Senior management makes poor decisions. A series of bad acquisitions have resulted in layoffs at profitable divisions. Despite that, officers seem to make more and more money while rank- and-file endure pay freezes and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste company funds on low- or no-profit acquisitions just because they are tech related. Value experienced employees. Share the wealth -- CEO and several other officers are grossly overpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, ok pay, no stability or hope of being ft when temp.

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    Current Employee - Temporary Associate
    Current Employee - Temporary Associate

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

    Pros

    creative environment
    awesome people to work with
    fun

    Cons

    hard to find opportunities once you are a ft temp
    no raises, benefits, holiday pay for temps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Meredith is a fast-paced, demanding but rewarding place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    National accounts, high end projects, reputation.
    Great benefits, environment, corporate culture.

    Cons

    national trends have direct effect on staffing needs and jobs could easily be cut.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work overall but not very creative.

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stable work environment. Great Benefits. Good Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work in, it can be a great place to work. For creative folks out there, the work itself isn't very creative or satisfying if you're a creative professional. There are too many chiefs and not a lot of people to do the actual work. Salary is below industry average.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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