Sports Illustrated

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Sports Illustrated Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sports Illustrated as an intern

    Pros

    Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated are still some of the biggest players in the game. Internship worth it for experience with an industry hegemon.

    Cons

    Being a paid intern doesn't mean you make enough to live in NYC. Publication schedule means you don't have weekends like your intern friends at other companies.

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    Disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY

    I worked at Sports Illustrated as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent brand name recognition with a history and tradition as an industry leader in sports journalism and reputation as engaging in cutting edge reporting.

    Cons

    Has not been terribly successful at maintaining their status and keeping pace with the changing marketplace. Seem to have great difficulty in the transition from print to digital world (much like many older successful print companies) and, as a result, the product, staff morale and stability have all suffered. The spin off of the print division from the parent Time Warner should further complicate matters. Communication within the company has long been a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better vision for the future and better communication with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    BEST JOB EVER!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Publicity Department in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Publicity Department in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leaders, awesome company incentives, really care about their workers! Time off was easy to get, reimbursed you for a lot of expenses, snacks and drinks were easily accessible, great office location. Top of the line technology- I had the best bosses in the PR department and loved working with Special Events Dept as well.

    Cons

    restructured the company, had a hiring freeze and laid off a bunch of workers! Too bad magazines are a dying breed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Growth Opportunity with Hard Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and internal hiring, including across the different brands i.e. People Magazine; encouraged to learn and do things independently; summer Fridays

    Cons

    No real cons - great place to work; very fast-paced environment with opportunity to have late hours/early mornings/and loads of work flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be a great place to work. These days…eh.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    SI is staffed by very smart and interesting people. It's still a very good product, and it still has great potential.

    Cons

    Constantly eroding benefits and job security; layoffs always hanging over staff's heads; general mismanagement of the transition to digital products; lack of understanding of (or interest in) the magazine's business on the part of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about the "brand" and really think about the product. Being the best sports magazine in the country created that brand; give your staff the resources to do their jobs, provide incentives and opportunities for innovation, and it can still be that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company overall good one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I worked at Sports Illustrated as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    if you are into sports journalism, this is the place to be. lots of fun to work with.

    Cons

    print media is down so there is a lot of confusion in the office as people don't really know where to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be bold and push hard on the digital front.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in Sports
    Great place to learn
    Top writers in the business

    Cons

    The hours.. Usually working 12+ hrs on Sunday

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Quality products despite lack of strong leadership and vision from upper management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Sports Illustrated as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The premier visual sports magazine out there. Photographers and editors are top notch. Offices are nice and they take care of their interns. Lots of opportunity to learn and everyone is very friendly, even though they are overworked

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership from upper management leaves many employees worried about their jobs and future. While I was there they cut one photo editor and 4 of the 9 photographers. There was a large grey cloud hanging over the offices the entire time I was there, which obviously affected the attitudes of the editors who were there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and learn how to monetize the digital sphere. Take risks instead of following the crowd.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Unfulfilled

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work environment. Integrated sales structure (Print / Digital)

    Cons

    Iconic brand, but failed to innovate. Falling behind to other major competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    A place that doesn't have huge upside

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated

    Pros

    Credible sports brand that has been around for a long period of time. The hours are very fair and the culture is laid back.

    Cons

    Really not a lot of room for progression within the company. Senior level management is lacking the leadership necessary to take teh company to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many different managers contribute to a very cluttered office enviroment. Leadership needs to be more forward thinking to keep pace with competitors in the same vertical.

    No opinion of CEO

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