Time Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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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. A great company in transition

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

    I have been working at Time full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, opportunities for advancement, constant learning opportunities, work/life balance, benefits

    Cons

    Job security, low morale, struggling through an enormous culture change

    Advice to Management

    While employee/er loyalty and morale is no longer an asset in this new economy, we are all still human beings and this will impact corporations at some point.

  2. Good environment, management unorganized.

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

    I worked at Time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, perks flex hours gym.

    Cons

    clickish. Old boys club. unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Loss the dead weight in management if not being productive.

  3. Great Company, Great People

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    They seem to have it together!

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  5. Excellent Employer

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    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Improve communication between departments.

  6. Great Benefits! Great Place to Start your Career!

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Invests in its employees and it shows

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Culture & Managers who know how to manage.

    Cons

    Uncertain future for the company.

  8. It's a gray company that is under changes.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment. Promotes learning.

    Cons

    I wish I had an intern.

  9. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High motivation for a bright future

    Cons

    Getting past that motivation is the revolving problem

  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Lots of perks

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

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