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Time Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
271 Reviews
3.3
271 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent Employer

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

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

    Pros

    I was a part of the Summer 2014 Internship Program. The program was well-designed and provided many opportunities to become involved with the company. The full-time employees were very welcoming and always willing to share their knowledge.

    Cons

    I could tell from my work that communication between departments is often lacking. The particular department I was working for hired me without necessarily having a specific job in mind for my skill set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Benefits! Great Place to Start your Career!

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on your brand, you end up working with some of the smartest and grounded group of people in publishing. Its a real drama-free environment. There are a lot of inspirational leaders. I love seeing the women in Power. I wish there were more, but there women that are there are dynamic.

    Cons

    About half the company aren't digital natives. Its holding the company behind in some respects.The sales people need to learn digital more at all brands. They can't speak to the offerings that they have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get digitally savvy! Make it a priority. Partner with IAB. Get a rich media agency in-house. There's so much potential but the dinosaurs are holding the company back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Invests in its employees and it shows

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

    I worked at Time full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Culture & Managers who know how to manage.

    Cons

    Uncertain future for the company.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It's a gray company that is under changes.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Promotes learning.

    Cons

    I wish I had an intern.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    High motivation for a bright future

    Cons

    Getting past that motivation is the revolving problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    TIME is an incredible place to work alongside some of the most intelligent and talented journalists in the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I am constantly challenged, every day is different depending on the news and current stories, they have a great employee wellness and benefits package, and decent vacation package.

    Cons

    The employees on the editorial level are underpaid for the highly valuable knowledge they bring, and unparalleled work ethic. I think that is partly a symptom of the publishing industry in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be beneficial to offer higher salaries, and give more flexibility with time off and offering work-from-home days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of perks

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started there, we had so many perks. Company card, second phone, amazing benefits, fabulous parties.

    Cons

    They have become publicly owned and the place is going to not so great situations. It's no longer fun

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Time as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance and always respected.

    Cons

    Vertical integration is non-existent and pay compensation is not ideal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to learn all you need to know about the publishing industry

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

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

    Pros

    Great people who are open to helping with anything and making you feel at home. Very interesting work. Awesome cafeteria to go to for breakfast and/or lunch.

    Cons

    A lot of questions about the future of Time Inc and the direction it will be moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working towards being an innovative media company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great Journalism - An essential institution.

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time

    Pros

    Best of the best journalists, editors, and business people.

    Cons

    Magnitude of the cons are small in light of the Pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Essential company...preserve and strengthen the core mission: impactful journalism...fix the business model. A healthy Time Inc. is arguably more important to the U.S. and world than a healthy General Motors.

    Recommends

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