SourceMedia Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
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SourceMedia CEO Douglas J. Manoni
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good because you rarely have to work later than 5 or in the weekends (in 11 reviews)

  • gt;Generally speaking, work-life balance is good in a variety of job positions (including editorial) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management puts pressure on employees to produce so they can collect their bonuses - the wealth is not shared at all here (in 5 reviews)

  • Overall benefits package is minimal at best causing very high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people working really hard to produce great products, in the midst of a transition.

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low due to no communication from upper mgmt about the future of SM, shrinking depts and No salary increases or small perks (like working from home during a snow storm)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate not just amongst yourselves, but across all levels.

  2. Thank goodness for great co-workers and a sense of humor...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SourceMedia full-time

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

    Pros

    Pros can depend on the department/group you are in. For me personally: wonderful colleagues and mentors, comfortable and casual work environment, decent vacation time, career advancement (until I got laid off).

    Cons

    Salary freeze should have defrosted by now, but hasn't. No 401k match and high insurance deductibles. A lot of ego and pluming of feathers from upper management. Rash decisions to show "cost savings", and so quality employees become dispensable. A lack of communication and understanding of roles between departments. The office is old, dusty, filthy.... be prepared to sneeze.

  3. huge improvements

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible and casual office setting, willing to teach and room to improve, friendly employees and upper management

    Cons

    They don't give out bonuses or annual raises

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great environment!

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  5. SourceMedia -- editorial -- lack of resources and vision

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

    I worked at SourceMedia

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

    Pros

    I was able to achieve a great work-life balance. The hours were reasonable compared to a lot of journalism jobs.

    Cons

    The PE firm that owned the company did not invest much in it. Lack of resources always seemed to be an issue, as did lack of vision from the editorial department leadership. Because of this, the company always seems to lag the rest of the industry. A lot of turnover too--people usually leave for more prestigious places.

  6. Manager Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SourceMedia

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

    Pros

    Good People, good location, food view

    Cons

    Mediocre management, lots of ego

  7. It was OK, until it stopped being ok.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SourceMedia full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The VIEW on the 27th floor was amazing, reasonable time off, good part of town, decent office staffers, well kept building.

    Cons

    Management made some pretty weird decisions. Most folks in the office that were left by the time I left were already looking to leave. Seems like digital publishing isn't as profitable in practice as they thought it would be.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your department team.

  8. overall company experience

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at SourceMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    big company, big resources, traditional publishing house but great people that are dedicated

    Cons

    larger companies generally tend to have a pit where one can fall into as it is so big, and this is a vey traditional group

    Advice to Management

    try to expand out of the singular vertical one is charged with; finding places to source help and or revenue lines that aren't traditional

  9. new ownership

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    Current Employee - Staff Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, average salary compensation, somewhat hands off management, company is trying to expand into new areas and new business lines. new ownership as of Fall 2014 could be a good thing

    Cons

    salary freeze for virtually all employees for the past four years and no indications that will change any time soon. health care benefits are probably below-average compared to the rest of the industry. not very much in the way of career development

  10. Great Company

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

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work atmosphere. Management promotes health and wellness, by hosting monthly seminars, walking club etc. where employees receive perks for participating.

    Cons

    Currently there's not much room for growth. There are no raises, no 401K match and a high deductible medical plan. Except for conferences business is on the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Management should implement strategies to retain "good" employee. Lately, turnover has been high.

  11. Happy to be at SourceMedia

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

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been here for a few months and really enjoy working here. There is good work/life balance, good office culture & nice people. I report to someone who is very down to earth and an overall nice, sincere person. There seems to be many negative comments. I think you have to experience the company for yourself. There are 2 sides to every story, mine has been going well and I really enjoy working with the people here. Every company has pros and cons no matter where you go. You play a role in your outcome and experience at a company. Yes there are times where you just may not agree with a company's values and culture, but overall I feel that this company does try and consider employee feedback.

    Cons

    So far I have no cons about the company or my position.

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