NewsMax Media

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NewsMax Media Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    You Get What You Put In

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Media Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at NewsMax Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great, smart people working for a fast growing company with relatively high exposure. Opportunities to expand what and grow are abundant for those that look for them. Tie yourself to revenue and you will see your salary grow exponentially.

    Cons

    Far and away the most bizarre management team I've ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's way too much rumor-mongering as a result of their being no top-down communication. Encourage cross-department communication as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for the inexperienced or incompetent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at NewsMax Media

    Pros

    You will gain a great deal of knowledge that will be helpful to you in future jobs and life in general - mostly what not to do.

    Cons

    Unfriendly, militant and overtly hostile work environment. No respect for team members, socialization among co-workers is prohibited, and any contact with former employees is grounds for termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being paranoid, not everyone is out to get you and most team members actually have the company's best interests at heart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Information Technology in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at NewsMax Media as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company to mention.

    Cons

    I accepted the job as I thought it was a great media company. After I joined only I realized that I did a big mistake. No collaboration, no formal training, no culture, no respect basically. There were some employees who ran away from this company without even informing to managers. So you can imagine how terrible place is this? Finally I resigned by giving a week in advance notice thought this is not the right place to settle. I found my next job within no time and with more compensation and lots of flexibility. Accept/stick to job here if you do not have one to survive but better have back up plans as some people here are terribly insane and they lay you off or fire you even after you resign by giving in advance notice. The manager just do that as he don't want anyone run away by pointing their blunders rather he take pleasure in laying them off. So beware!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for spring cleaning. Lots and lots of mess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunity for Freelance Writers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer

    I have been working at NewsMax Media as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent freelance pay. Great national exposure. Good editors who listen to suggestions and who consider pitches and ideas promptly. Offer great feedback.

    Cons

    Strict deadlines. Of course this is needed in the news business. If you're detail oriented, you'll love the tight turnarounds. If you're prone to lollygagging, this isn't for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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

    Really nice place to work, free snacks, not much growing potential.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Web Developer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at NewsMax Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people to work with, free snacks, good salary and benefits. If you want to work at a nice slow paced place then this is your best bet.

    Cons

    No growth potential, weak management and lack of technology knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees! There are some people that are insanely brilliant and you are just holding them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never Again

    Former Employee - Web Editor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Web Editor in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at NewsMax Media as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unless you are in the good graces of the boss, no reason whatsoever.

    Cons

    The place is a lunatic asylum, run by a fake with an oversized ego who has duped a generation. An evil genius.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    On the way up

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

    I have been working at NewsMax Media

    Pros

    Great opportunities, some really dedicated, friendly staff. The company is in an exciting period of growth as it expands into television. Now is the time to join for swift career advancement.

    Cons

    The over lapping departments creates hierarchy issues that lead to mistakes and finger pointing. Many valuable employees have fallen on their swords due to weak upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a hierarchy and enforce it. Don't rely on a 'We're all a part of the same team' attitude if you want to see results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work temporarily

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

    I worked at NewsMax Media full-time

    Pros

    Talented people on staff, you can learn a lot from. Great for networking.

    Cons

    Poor management. Little opportunities to climb the ranks. You're here today, gone tomorrow. Lots of turnover. If you have the chance to work here- feel free to take it...but be ready with a back up plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the suggestions and opinions of your staff seriously. They work hard and are experts in their given fields. Just because you may not agree, it doesn't mean they are wrong and incompetent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A challenging though fulfilling place to work.

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

    I worked at NewsMax Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I found Newsmax to be an exciting, rapidly growing company. Senior staff are professional and friendly. In fact, while the rest of the country was floundering during the economic crisis, Newsmax was growing in leaps and bounds. They are very marketing focused. I was impressed that almost all senior managers were promoted from within the ranks of the company. They tend to pay at the upper end of the scale, whatever type of job you have. The office is quiet because everyone is busy. I have worked at other Florida companies, this one is focused. Also they seem to care about staff. Several annual parties and during work day staff gets free snacks, soda, coffee. Medical coverage is good, despite the current turmoil in the era of Obamacare.

    Cons

    Offices will be consolidating at a new location; relocating will initially cause some minor inconvenience. Other than that, it’s a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at NewsMax Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing experience and learning capabilities with a growing company.
    Great leadership
    Great benefits
    Employee Appreciation

    Cons

    Very cold in the building

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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