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Time Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
284 Reviews
3.2
284 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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  1.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Overall strong place to work bu definitely has challenges.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, interesting brands, challenging business problems, opportunities for continued learning and development.

    Cons

    As the executive management of the company has changed and business has become more challenging there is less overall looking out for employees and creating a "great place to work" environment. Lost some key talent and people who helped creat a great work culture.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    So far it has been good for computer engineers to learn and implement new technologies to help grow the business .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    So far it has been good for computer engineers to learn and implement new technologies to help grow the business. We have technical trainings every year.

    Cons

    project manager tries to make technical decisions when he does not understand the technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of project manager that hurts projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Digital in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Digital in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    LA office is awesome - people are very friendly

    Cons

    Some folks are territorial, not willing to collaborate or work together to drive revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good work/life balance. Great brand/website visibility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    Some of the brands are very recognizable and the website receive great traffic.

    Cons

    Engineering department is going through some growing pains.

  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Operations in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Ad Operations in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    Good people great benfits. Worth the time spent

    Cons

    Management needs to improve their way of communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brands, unstable future

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

    I worked at Time

    Pros

    Terrific, beloved brands (SI, People, Travel + Leisure, InStyle). Talented people. An acknowledgment that the magazine business is broken and a willingness to try new solutions.

    Cons

    Too eager to dispose of talent for cost-cutting before quarterly results. Lack of true direction or strategy around digital. Too many layers (still) of middle management. Serious misunderstanding of the luxury advertising market. Misguided lionization of editorial dinosaurs (rhymes with "Shnorm Shmearlstine").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on morale. Death by a thousand cuts ("who's being laid off this week?") is killing the spirit of the staff. Make the drastic decisions you need to make and then rally the survivors to get on with the next chapter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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