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Next Issue Media Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    great product, amazing people, sub-par compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Next Issue Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. First and foremost - work-life balance. Employees, on average, work at most 40 hours a week. Employees are allowed to work from home any day. Employees are allowed to work remotely.
    2. Incredibly creative and intelligent people at the top
    3. Opportunities to learn if you are a software engineer. We have several teams doing web back-end, web front-end, iOS app, android app, windows 8 app, big data analytics, and more. Everything we use is cutting edge. If you show strong intent, switching teams is possible.

    Cons

    1. Not so smart people at the bottom. If you are an engineer, you will end up working with sub-average peers. Most engineers stay away from disagreeing with senior engineers. (Note that though not technically strong, engineers are fun to hang out with. They are good people.)
    2. Sub-par compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise compensation to attract intelligent people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK but largely a missed opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Next Issue Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun mobile app. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    JV investors not aligned with what an independent start-up would do to respond to customer needs. Most investment going into engineering leaving little to market the product so not much traction so far. Terrible commute from almost anywhere given mid peninsula 101 corridor location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better balance investment in marketing vs engineering. Get the JV investors better aligned with reality of market requirements before opportunity is gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good and bad here

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

    I worked at Next Issue Media

    Pros

    The company has interesting technology in the mobile and tablet space. If you're in engineering you'll get to work in some hot areas.

    Cons

    If you aren't buddies with the right people, you'll have a sub-optimal experience here. Some of the employees and managers are good friends with each other. It's very unlikely that you would be eligible to be included in their circle of friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of managers who aren't interested in the technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great company with greater potentials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Next Issue Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This company is building a killer app that may profoundly change the entire magazine industry. People here are very nice to work with, the management team does a great job to connect all departments tightly together. Work place is full of fun, the project is full of challenges but you can learn A LOT from it.

    Cons

    Below par compensation but have bonus plans.

    Since it's a joint venture formed by other industry giants, company doesn't have full freedom to aggressively grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Promising industry, fun work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Next Issue Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    We have fun every day and genuinely feel we can disrupt an industry and be successful creating the best content experience out there.

    Cons

    Being the result of a joint venture it can sometimes feel like we're not moving fast enough.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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