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3.4
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67%
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Stan Pavlosky
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company tries to maintain an amazing work-life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Allrecipes users (home cooks) are still wonderful(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "From a creative standpoint, Allrecipes is too busy copying other companies instead of coming up with fresh ideas(in 9 reviews)

  • "Maybe in Iowa, where the parent company is headquartered, but not in Seattle(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, truly working with a common vision.

    Cons

    Politics is leaking in to day to day from Meredith (parent company).

    Allrecipes.com2017-08-01
  2. Helpful (3)

    "I can't recommend Allrecipes or Meredith Corp, as a good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Location & Brand are good

    Cons

    Culture is terrible. Leadership is terrible. Company ethics are terrible. They lay off employees every quarter to make the numbers look good for the earnings report.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing the Meredith Corporation leaders to be so sleazy and treating employees so bad. When a headquarter company asks you to do bad things, you just quit and find another job.

    Allrecipes.com2018-07-06
  3. "So sad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com for more than 2 years

    Pros

    A lot of great people work(ed) there

    Cons

    Their senior leadership at Meredith Corporation are total asshats

    Advice to Management

    Congratulations on ruining a great brand

    Allrecipes.com2018-05-04
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Collaborative culture - Nice people - Good company culture

    Cons

    - Things move slow - Not for highly driven people - Not a lot of upward mobility options

    Allrecipes.com2018-03-24
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company spiraling downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good content, and website. Allrecipes users (home cooks) are still wonderful!

    Cons

    Horrible medical benefits that cover nothing. No raises of any kind for 6 years. No diversity/ all white male leadership team, with a culture of misogyny & constant layoffs. Right wing Koch Brothers are now primary owners & force a political agenda. The company tries to pressure us to write positive reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is bad at this company. Your authoritarian, patriarchal style has killed any possibility of a good culture. Stop laying off Allrecipes employees, just because the rest of Meredith is failing.

    Allrecipes.com2018-04-01
  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time

    Pros

    Great product, office location and teammates

    Cons

    Changes in management and leadership

    Allrecipes.com2017-09-08
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Formerly amazing workplace"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Location, work/life balance, public views the site very positively.

    Cons

    Low pay, flat structure disallows upward movement, corporate owners (Meredith) are not about technology.

    Allrecipes.com2017-08-28
  8. "Sr. Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Senior Community Support in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Loved the work / life balance

    Cons

    Re-organization took a lot of random turns with little communication

    Allrecipes.com2017-07-14
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture, imbalanced benefits package"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    While I was at Allrecipes, I greatly enjoyed almost everyone I worked with, to a person, across multiple groups. Other major pros: full show kitchen with continuous employee access (Want bacon and eggs for breakfast on a weekday? No problem!), subsidized ORCA pass, opportunity for lateral movement within the company or upward movement for superstars, great time-off package including more sick days than I've seen anywhere...

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    Cons

    Insurance options were terrible compared to other digital companies I've been at in Seattle. When we made a fuss about it for many consecutive years, the parent company paid someone to come up with a visibly false story about how our insurance actually was on par for the market. (Maybe in Iowa, where the parent company is headquartered, but not in Seattle!) Parent company does growth by acquisition, so there are regular...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, you guys are doing the best you can with a tough situation, as the parent company systematically destroys as much as they can of Allrecipes culture in its attempt to assimilate us. (Usually I compare growth-by-acquisition companies to filter feeders, but in this case, the internal propaganda feels more like we're the Borg). Keep working on internal morale and providing opportunities for people to grow their...

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    Allrecipes.com2017-07-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company needs an intervention"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good mix of fun, hard-working people (although attrition is high) Great location downtown High traffic site w/ lots of committed customers

    Cons

    Top down management style allows for little input by staff The detached parent company is more interested in selling ads than making customers happy. Good people are leaving making more work for those still left.

    Advice to Management

    Raises every 2 years? Way to tell staff what you think of them.....

    Allrecipes.com2017-04-17
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