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  1.  

    This company no longer exists - See "Daily Beast" or "Newsweek" for reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast

    Pros

    The Daily Beast and Newsweek parted ways towards the end of 2013. The Daily Beast functions more like an start up with lean operations, a motivated team of reporters, and a strong digital focus. Newsweek is more print focused and has recently put the magazine back into print.

    Cons

    There was a lot of uncertainty for awhile, but it seems like things have leveled out at this point. The reporting at The Daily Beast is great.

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    Can't think of anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hard-working group in a tech atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Daily Beast is innovative, filled with smart people, and backed by IAC's deep pockets. Daily Beast has secured some bold names in journalism, as well as up-and-comers.

    Cons

    I was with the Daily Beast and Newsweek when Newsweek was still in print. Newsweek was struggling and it was sad to see it stop being printed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Freelance Stylist

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    Former Employee - Freelance Stylist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Stylist in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional teamwork, along with a inspiring atmosphere @ Newsweek DailyBeast

    Cons

    I found nothing to be a "con" while freelancing @ Newsweek

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    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gloom and Doom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newsweek Daily Beast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Faced paced environment you can learn a lot in. Everyone has plenty to do and you are busy.

    Cons

    The company is unstable. You never know what to expect next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray

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

    Creative dynamic news company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Always seeking to do things differently, cool building, best free snacks/drink offering I've ever seen, very reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Low pay; under-utilized for my level of experience at the time; lack of direct report for my department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The company's management is being unfair to workers and the union is not helping.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young staff, very challenging workload with lots of opportunity and visibility if you are creating content and want to be published.

    Cons

    Small staff means many people are doing several jobs. In an attempt to cut costs they keep laying off people and not hiring new staff. The conscientious, good workers burn out quickly. Particularly for those producing the website and ipad—the hours are brutal—the website is updated 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so stingy on the staffing and offer training and opportunities to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good to learn, slow to move.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As the company looks to position itself, there is tremendous opportunity to learn. The company offers a great perspective of history and newness that can only be captured through the fusion of both cultures.

    Cons

    Management is not as open minded as one might hope at a company that claims to still be in an entrepreneurial phase. Management also seeks friendship at times above productivity and performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Reporter-Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast

    Pros

    Newsweek provides a creative atmosphere where you work with a lot of nice people. It once was an excellent place to work where many employees would stay for 20 or 30 years. The name still helps get you access to sources that many other publications couldn't.

    Cons

    The merger with the Daily Beast was a poor fit and most of the great parts of the Newsweek culture were lost when the place became the Newsweek Daily Beast company (often nicknamed NewsBeast). The overall atmosphere is very strained because most of the staff knows the company is not turning a profit and many fear the place won't be around long. The most recent rash of layoffs only added to the insecurity. The future of the digital-only version of the magazine is very uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to become more organized and communicate better with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Work from home option, but no career growth potential

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Newsweek Daily Beast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manager gave us one day a week to work from home, regardless if you have kids or not. Open door policy to speak to senior management was nice.

    Cons

    Promoting from within doesn't happen very often. Management likes to keep you where you are. No growth plan for development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop growth plan for employees to retain employees.

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

    So-So

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    Current Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Newsweek Daily Beast

    Pros

    Working in a Frank Gehry building. Free snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    Odd hours. Staff not well integrated.

    Approves of CEO

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