Modern Luxury Reviews

Updated July 19, 2014
Updated July 19, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience and look into future career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Modern Luxury as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interning here you get access to actual team meetings and conferences with clients. They give you more responsibility as time goes on, which is really helpful for resume building. Never felt uncomfortable, or that I couldn't ask questions, learned a lot during my time here.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, which is a struggle to take while in school full time. Hours were three days a week usually four/five hours a day.. sometimes work was limited and was not able to scale down hours as much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to work on communication with higher management-in house management is great..but sometimes I learned employees don't hear back from upper levels at all. They try to stay out of the picture which isn't helpful for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great stepping stone if you want to work in Publishing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury

    Pros

    It's a beautiful product with the potential to be more.

    Cons

    No work life balance and although they advertise the job as "competitive pay", it's a joke. They don't compensate you for what you are worth. They would rather work you to death, have you quit, and hire another person for less money. They won't reward you if you have proven yourself to be a valuable asset to the company. If you bring up salary, they might give you a $2000 yealy raise, but expect to do more work.They have a high turnover because employees find other opportunities that pay them more, better benefits, and growth avenues. If you are interviewing for this company, be sure to ask all the right questions and do your research. Don't be fooled by the luxurious office and faux smiles, it's all a facade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to hire the right people to run each market. Hire leaders who care, not people who are there to only promote themselves with their titles. It's Modern Luxury folks, not Conde Nast, get over yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good touching stone for someone young--or destination for someone boring.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Though the tight rein that HQ keeps on its local magazines can easily be frustrating, I did admire the vision that ML has as a brand. As much as I dislike it, it does what it does well.

    Cons

    If you enjoy documenting the boring lives of the tacky demi monde while living the life of a serf, Modern Luxury is for you. I learned a lot as a young editorial assistant, but these were mostly administrative tasks that you could learn as a point person elsewhere. ML headquarters also keep a tight rein on content of all its local magazines, so there's considerably little creative room. It genuinely made me realize that I don't care about money as much as I thought I did, after realizing how boring and tacky many of the socialites in our magazine were.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Modern Luxury part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and supervisors to help me learn

    Cons

    Wish there was more of an office cuture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No one knows what they're doing

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    Commission is great and you can create your own schedule

    Cons

    No training, managers are clueless, they don't set realistic goals and basically driving the company into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to lead, teach, and get organized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Internship Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury as an intern

    Pros

    -Interns sit in on weekly staff meetings, so they're given a glimpse into what the Account Execs do
    -ability to put a national publication on your resume
    -got to attend magazine sponsored parties

    Cons

    -all I learned was how to make a spreadsheet and mark pages in magazines
    -they didn't seem to care to teach interns anything about the industry
    -there is not a lot of sustainability among the Account Execs (at least in the Dallas office), people are always leaving and being replaced

  8.  

    Staff very helpful and friendly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with ambitious and talented people.

    Cons

    A bit stuck in the past, not up to date and not ready to tackle online + mobile marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into digital strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great experience for anyone interested in the industry.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury

    Pros

    Good work environment that definitely allows all employees to grow in various ways and prepare for promotions down the road.

    Cons

    A majority of the teams within the markets are short-staffed, causing workloads for some to become heftier than advertised.

  10.  

    Well-rounded

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury

    Pros

    -Very friendly, helpful and supportive staff.
    -A good place to work at; you get to work around a bit of everything. Good place to start your career.
    -Working together with other ML staff members in other cities.

    Cons

    -Bombardment of work from different people on short-notice.
    -Often put in uncomfortable situations and tasks.
    -Office is small and space is incredibly scarce.
    -Interns not invited to events

  11.  

    Amazing! great people to work for!

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    Current Employee - Marketing/Events  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing/Events in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Modern Luxury as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an intern they give you ample opportunity to grow and learn more about the industry. They offer as much help as needed to connect you with people in the industry

    Cons

    There is no job guarantee after completing the internship. However, they try to introduce you to people who can give you a job.

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