The Newsweek Daily Beast Company

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Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. Cool Building

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

    I worked at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment - very young crowd at the Daily Beast

    Cons

    Too many snacks. you will definitely gain the IAC 15


  2. Not Stable

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Outside sales - freedom to make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Layoffs on a regular basis. People not wanting to advertise in newspapers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to force people to buy online products that they don't want


  3. Former Employee - great training ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Skill sets increased through the roof with great boss, directors and staff from other departments. That base allowed me to take the next step from manager to be promoted to Director, and to be on the list for VP. I loved this company when it was owned by Washington Post.

    Cons

    Once purchased, Daily Beast ran it into the ground. A shell of what it once was. The new COO and other staff, no print experience, clueless on day to day operations.


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  5. Loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing journalists, hard working designers and studio.

    Cons

    Chaotic, ever-changing priorities, high turnover,


  6. 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 The Newsweek Daily Beast Company

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of anything.


  7. 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 The Newsweek Daily Beast Company (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional teamwork, along with a inspiring atmosphere @ Newsweek DailyBeast

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Gloom and Doom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    Pray


  9. Good to learn, slow to move.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Newsweek Daily Beast Company full-time (More than a year)

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

    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.


  10. 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 The Newsweek Daily Beast Company (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. 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 The Newsweek Daily Beast Company

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

    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 Management

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



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