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American Media Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Relaxed environment, descent benefits and good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • great people to work with, work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • They only care about making money, not about the quality of the content in their magazines (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart individuals. If you get in the right supervisor you will shine.

    Cons

    They are very prejudice, and very male oriented. The last year they seem to only hire NON minorities.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Being edited as an editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Had a great boss who let you do your work on your time.

    Cons

    Had to deal with a CEO who pushed his political agenda onto every publication and was forced to write about people at his behest. Also dealt with an uncreative and uninspiring sales team that sold their souls to every advertiser.

    No room to grow. Salary is below average. You're always expecting to be let go.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A strange experience"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the people that work in my magazine in particular, and my boss is very caring about our personal wellbeing.

    Cons

    Lousy pay, even though I signed up for commuter benefits I never got anything for it, so over $3,000 of my low salary goes to commuting, sick days and personal days are rolled into vacation time, just the other day they laid off a ton of people which leaves everyone walking on egg shells.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers with respect. No one will want to stay if they're constantly nervous coming into the office.


  4. "good company"

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

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with, work-life balance

    Cons

    low salary and a little unorganized


  5. "Just saying"

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

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great smart, passionate and smart co-workers.

    Cons

    To many cons to list.


  6. "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very well versed in all aspects and can cross cover whenever needed. Enjoyed the job and the challenge.

    Cons

    Keep cutting into the production staff and spreading work out to whoever is left. Too much for too little staff left

    Advice to Management

    Complete overhaul, stop cutting the people that get the mags out, only hurting yourself


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Evil Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any

    Cons

    The people who run this company are some of the least scrupulous, most compromised individuals I have ever encountered. Completely obsessed with appearances only, and they give special treatment to their friends and associates while overworking and under-compensating their employees. They only care about making money, not about the quality of the content in their magazines.

    Advice to Management

    Try the golden rule sometime: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

  8. "Overworked and under paid"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing really to recommend this place.

    Cons

    Everybody is overworked and under paid which lead to a pretty soul-less experience.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they have lives.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy! Remote office. Did I mention easy! You just come in, get your work done, and go home. Definitely work life balance.

    Cons

    Unstable. Volatile. Job was always at risk. The company is run by a dictator. You are constantly walking on eggshells waiting to be fired. Better to be away from it in a remote office, but the threat is still there and very real!

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees well and they'll actually care about doing a better job. There is potential to bring in so much more money, but you don't reward employees with strong pay or commission. Or you promise and then when goals are achieved, you take it all away.


  10. "Great Pay and Benefits, Major Annual Layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Social Growth Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Social Growth Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits, Major Annual Layoffs

    Cons

    I should have paid more attention to the reviews before accepting this job, or staying as long as I did. The pay and benefits were amazing, but the layoffs that took place were unreal. And after 18 months, I was the staid quo of being laid off myself. Would not recommend to Anyone looking for growth within a company.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain transparency to your employees


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