Time

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Time Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
260 Reviews
3.3
260 Reviews
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Joseph A. Ripp
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance and benefits were both reasonable in my day (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits (gym reimbursement & paid time off) (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Very traditional, upper management organization isn't clear, constant downsizing (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good company facing lots of challenges

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

    I have been working at Time full-time

    Pros

    The company is working hard to shed its stodgy image and be a modern media company. There are excellent brands to build on.

    Cons

    Editorial often feels squeezed for resources, and there is lots of uncertainty about the future with seemingly endless rounds of layoffs.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Decent co-workers, room for own initiatives.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    No bonuses, past couple of years raises are low or on hold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Time Inc Circ Promo

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time

    Pros

    Worked with a good team.

    Cons

    As f/lancer, not included in group discussions.

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  5.  

    Company without direction, jaded top managers who are stuck in print era.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Time

    Pros

    Office location, immediate colleagues who were smart and hard-working.

    Cons

    Top managers all come from other media companies or they've been at Time Inc. for close to 10 years. Innovations don't happen when you are stuck with good-old traditional media.

    Some people were doing absolutely nothing for the past 5 years, and others were working long hours to cover up for the company, but they don't get rewarded. And these talented colleagues left because the work-life balance was extremely poor.

    Constant layoffs without sending company-wide communication. The company hasn't made any new business channels, and the company focus has been cost reduction. Some jobs moved to overseas and employees were working longer hours to make that work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending 90% of your work cutting the operational cost. Focus on inventing new business model instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great perks working there

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

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

    Pros

    The Summer Fridays were fantastic! They also offered a lot of flexibility, benefits, work/life balance. Also free magazines were available to all employees!

    Cons

    The compensation was ok, however I felt that there was no movement in my department (aside from lay-offs). After being there for 6 years in the same position it was time for me to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees by rewarding them for their hard work during lay offs. Promote from within rather than seeking externally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Had a wonderful experience as a Time Inc. intern.

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    Current Employee - Programmatic Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmatic Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, surrounded by amazing people. Great room for personal growth and development.

    Cons

    The spin-off of Time Inc. has led to some chaos and uncertainty within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Production Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Production Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, nice people, good benefits, vacation time.

    Cons

    Negligible raises unless promoted. Not always opportunities for advancement. Industry has changed so much and there are layoffs often over the past 10 years. More will come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more opportunities for advancement. Need to improve morale with small things.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and Invigorating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The staff is intelligent and on top of international and world events

    Cons

    Not as diverse as it needs to be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting people, learn from experts

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice building gives a prestigious feeling, at least until you get to your actual floor, which is just a sea of high-wall cubicles. I genuinely like most people that I work with. I am learning a lot and expect to grow within to the position that I ultimately want. There is a lot of autonomy as an engineer as well.

    Cons

    Not a work-from-home culture, code reviews can get annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the technology team know what the 1-2 year vision is, complete with redesign goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Time Inc. is a great place to intern if you want a glimpse into the magazine world.

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by talented people and you're paid, which is unusual for a journalism internship. Depending on the publication, you can do a lot of actual writing

    Cons

    experiences are very different depending on the magazine you work at, intern programming is kind of boring and you don't get to know the interns in other parts of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more exciting programming for interns, maybe including more opportunities for interns across the company to get to know each other. Also, more opportunities for interns to explore what its like to work in other parts of Time Inc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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