Time Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Mixed Bag

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

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    There's good energy, smart people, and a desire to innovate. The company works hard to build communities through groups such as women in technology, asian-american interests, etc. and through mentorship programs that foster cross-brand interactions and personal growth.

    Cons

    The company is constantly in flux - letting people go, hiring new people, restructuring, finding new directions, etc. that it can feel very unstable at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More decisiveness and clearer communication of paths and goals

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A great company in transition

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, opportunities for advancement, constant learning opportunities, work/life balance, benefits

    Cons

    Job security, low morale, struggling through an enormous culture change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While employee/er loyalty and morale is no longer an asset in this new economy, we are all still human beings and this will impact corporations at some point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    This company is not the Time Inc. it once was.

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    kid friendly
    great people, great brand

    Cons

    lousy health benefits
    doesn't promote from within
    doesn't require managers to give yearly reviews
    downsize every quarter and rehire freelancers at a lower rate
    extremely too much work for the amount of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would challenge management to look at their restructuring process. Employees are very unhappy and your new model leaves no room for work-life balance. Employees are staying longer hours, the morale is extremely low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Great place

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is bright, friendly and hard working.

    Cons

    Getting promoted can be difficult sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Mixed Bag

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great portfolio of brands for any kind of career interest, good benefits, friendly staff

    Cons

    Excessive budget cuts have led to barebones staff. It's pretty bleak. Management expects way too much from a poorly-funded, dispirited staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to make money, you have to be willing to take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Potential to become great once again

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

    I worked at Time full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands to work with, and leadership at the top who is starting to implement big thinking and big change.

    Cons

    Lots of mid-level management who are stuck in the good old days....resistant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep thinking big, and get rid of those who are not helping push these ideas forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good environment, management unorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Time

    Pros

    Salary, perks flex hours gym.

    Cons

    clickish. Old boys club. unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loss the dead weight in management if not being productive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great Company, Great People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Legal Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Time as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the people, the perks, the location, and the name. The attorneys there are amazing, especially the person who runs the intern program. You’ll learn a lot from her, legal and otherwise.

    Cons

    As a legal intern, I was a little jealous of the magazine employees who dressed cute and trendy. I was miserable in my business clothes in the hot summer and intolerable subway stations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seem to have it together!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    time

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    great work environment and ethic

    Cons

    poor bonus and management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful

    Sinking ship--definitely time to jmp

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

    I worked at Time full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time-off policy can't be beat, although most of the major perks of old media companies like summer Fridays have been cut. Good work-life balance. People are out the door at 5 or 6.

    Cons

    Constant downsizing. Entire teams are there one day and gone the next. If you can handle the stress of at least quarterly layoffs, you then have to deal with constantly growing roles with constantly shrinking possibility of promotions or raises. The Sr. management loves to hire new SVPs and VPs but being promoted from within feels impossible. If you make it to the Dir or Executive Dir. role, you'll more than likely be cut in the next round of layoffs. There are ever-shifting priorities due to trying to find the "next big thing" that's going to save the company. Sadly there's not enough momentum behind any one product to actually make it successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with layoff plans. Offer ability to grow within the company. Realize that SVPs should be good people managers as well. Put actual push behind new product offerings. Realize that moving to agile and open floor plans are not new concepts and shouldn't be rewarded as such. This is not innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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