Time Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Joseph A. Ripp
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Pros
  • Amazing work/life balance and always respected (in 32 reviews)

  • Time still offers great benefits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management disconnect; difficult for those in the "trenches" to make themselves heard (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management does not value employees and the attitude is they should be lucky to have a job (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot

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

    I worked at Time full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, above average number of vacation days from onset.
    Good work culture
    Freedom to cross projects and innovate
    Diverse and talented team
    Recently, a transforming and dynamic company, in stark contrast to years past

    Cons

    Unclear promotion paths.
    Fast company transformation does necessitate layoffs and turnover.
    Many employees overly focused on company rumors rather than quality of work.
    Existing work and job scope is fast changing with the transformation, and can be overwhelming.
    The company itself has not been very healthy for the last few years, but at least now it is fighting to stay relevant in the digital age, rather than just bleeding to death.

    Advice to Management

    And as harsh as it is, keep the transformation coming. It's what Time needs to earn the right to stay in business.


  2. VIdeo Internship

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent with training; immediate supervisors more than willing to teach.

    Cons

    Lack of organization in upper management kept me from being given actual work/training days after starting internship


  3. Application Engineer

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

    I worked at Time

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

    Pros

    Lots of coding. Big opportunity to learn new technologies! Super friendly and amazing team. Great mentors. Lots of company events. Lots of team happy-hours. Free Time Magazines! A lot of support for women in tech (Grace Hopper Convention opportunities). Casual attire.

    Cons

    It didn't align with my interests (strived for Java, but placed in PeopleSoft Development), but to be fair, the company was going through a lot of change at the time so there were many things up in the air and I probably didn't ask the right questions (since at the time, I was interviewing for my first tech position job).

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest trying to have a rotation program for new grads, so they could be exposed to more parts of the TP&E department.


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  5. The glory days are gone ...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Time 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

    None anymore. There's not a clear path how TimeInc will survive.

    Cons

    Demoralizing/stressful working environment with constant layoffs.


  6. Generous terms, shaky future

    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous vacation & other benefits (for editorial at least), though they have been cutting those back. Collegial atmosphere, good insurance plan, new offices downtown look promising.

    Cons

    Pension plan was ended/frozen a few years ago, and the following increase in the 401k match was soon rolled back, Less incentive for employees to stay at the company and build seniority. High debt level means a shaky future and threat of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a sense of how debt levels and company restructuring will impact employees; weed out middle management that resists ideas for change in the editorial project; focus on ad sales that can deliver on digital platforms.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Time is a great company, with wonderful benefits and perks, back up child care, a savings plan etc. etc. but.........

    Cons

    Even with all the wonderful things Time has it has fallen from grace in my opinion. Watch out for the Devil wears Prada type bosses they are in abundance at Time.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up house and remove those execs who think they can mistreat the staff to get the results they want....those results are short lived and it costs you more in the long run by losing good talent due to mistreatment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fear of job loss plagued worker communications.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Summer Fridays though I think those are gone now
    Product sales
    Exposure to many brands

    Cons

    Constant gossip about job cuts, and constant fear of it.
    Communications centered on blame
    60s old school management with top-heavy management being overpaid
    Elimination of older workers regardless of knowledge
    Very little diversity, especially at the top, though they like to promote their diverse efforts.
    No opportunity to advance, most people just left after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Management never cared about anything but their golfing excursions, so I doubt they'd listen.


  9. Helpful (1)

    QA Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Tester in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very pleasant environment
    Plenty of personal space for employee.
    None stressed projects

    Cons

    Too many frequent layoffs
    Business model needs to be adjusted to match current marketing strategies

    Advice to Management

    Sharpen your in house tools and be more efficient at developing and releasing contents that people need.


  10. Creative Director

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

    I worked at Time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible people who are great to work with

    Cons

    company keeps downsizing and offshoring

    Advice to Management

    my opinion wouldn't matter


  11. Helpful (1)

    Associate Director

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

    I have been working at Time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Brand, market share, learning opportunties

    Cons

    Lot of politics, outsourcing in IT

    Advice to Management

    Retain talented staff



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