Time Out New York

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Time Out New York Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Salt mines but worthwhile

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You will get tons of perks and freebies; you'll learn a lot about the city and get lots of writing clips and editorial experience that will help you move on to meatier writing or editing jobs.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and hours are very long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be great, layoffs and salary decreases also causing a drop in morale

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

    I worked at Time Out New York full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Fun, collegial, super casual environment
    -Lots of colleagues with whom to chitchat
    -Nice office with big kitchen

    Cons

    -Low salaries
    -Low morale due to low salaries and layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries are low because of poor sales, OK. If there's no money, make it up to people with more vacation days (paid or unpaid).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, contribute and experience new things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Out New York full-time

    Pros

    Lots of passionate, smart, dedicated people work here. People like working together, they work hard but they also have fun doing it. So many interesting personalities. New ideas are encouraged. Managers listen. It's a fun, open, communicative culture. The business seems to be going in a good direction.

    Cons

    Salaries seem low vs the market. Office location is hard to get to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring pay in line with the competition, or you may lose talented people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    its was great working for time out the people was friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Offical Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Offical Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Out New York full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    you get work at your pace

    Cons

    you had to work fast to keep thing working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    in my position there was no promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great... Now they search for basic talent for as cheap as they can get them.

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

    I worked at Time Out New York full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A. Cool office,
    B. Still a decent place to catapult from, or use name recognition.

    Cons

    A. Creative team has been torn to pieces in past couple of years.
    B. Management is faking it until they barely make it.
    C. No budget because all their money goes to trying to make more money digitally which no one sees.
    D. A once bubbling and vibrant office culture is now a ghost town.
    E. If they need money, they just start firing people without fully identifying the ramifications to the company or to those left behind to pick up the slack.
    F. No one care's about you and the value of your work anymore unless it's proven in the bottom-line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop killing print slowly and just put it out of it's misery, it looks horrifying to those that know what it should look like.

    Stop micromanaging and let the true talent of those lying beneath flourish again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be great, now just ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time Out New York full-time

    Pros

    The people who write about movies, music, food, etc. are incredibly talented, knowledgeable and creative. A great group to work with. And if you're one of them, you get to experience all the great things to do in NYC.

    Cons

    Since the company was bought by private equity it's become just another money-chasing machine. Extreme disconnect between the revolving-door of new management and what made the company/brand great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring top management that doesn't know what they are doing and has a new plan every six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A different company than it used to be

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

    I have been working at Time Out New York full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work / life balance, the people are great

    Cons

    A scary climate with layoffs, people leaving (including senior managers)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The most thankless job a person could have

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

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

    Pros

    Magazine content is great, editorial and art staff are young, hip and interesting mix of culture that creates a stimulating and ever-changing environment to work in. The best team I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    As a dying publication, Time Out cuts budgets and costs by firing employees and overloading current staff. Horrible work-life balance as existing staffers are made to cover multiple roles without ever receiving a pay increase or promotion for their hard work. Extremely poor top-down management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your people. Understand the talent and hard work that goes in to producing the weekly magazines, guides and websites. Pay staffers what they are worth and ensure they have adequate staff to cover all the work so that there is time for creativity to flourish. Abolish the rampant "title-only" promotions- titles do not pay the bills and certainly contribute to an employee's low feeling of self-worth when they are doing five people's jobs for an entry level wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Editor and DTP assistant was pleased

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

    I worked at Time Out New York full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tight-knit team, good communication, openness
    Everyone feels like a friend, not just a colleague and everyone is easy to talk to. Article ideas get bounced around and people are always willing to help out with input, contacts, you name it. Radical opinions are encouraged. A bad cover-story can be refuted as easy as "That's a bad idea. I don't think we should do that. How about we do X instead?". The Editor-in-chief listens.

    Cons

    Inefficient deadlines, work piling, scapegoating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to split up deadlines over the week to avoid last-day crowding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not worth the effort

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

    I worked at Time Out New York as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free magazine, find out about new york events in advance, coffee machine

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid and should definitely have been paid (at least minimum wage). I learned little about how to do anything other than fact-check for my specific section, and I found it incredibly difficult to meet anyone there. It's a very isolating office, both in terms of physical setup, and how interns are treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the internship an actual program rather than just an excuse to use unpaid labor, or make it a paid position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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