Atlantic Media Company Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2021

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David Bradley
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "friendly work environment, loved the people I worked with(in 7 reviews)

  • "smart, really nice people, cool lectures/exposure to company(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "very low pay, low value on fellows time/effort(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fellows are not treated as full time employees(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Warm and caring workplace culture

      Feb 5, 2021 - Corporate Group in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      The leadership seems genuinely invested in employee well-being.

      Cons

      I don’t have cons to share - really enjoyed it!

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Little to no career advancement, very low pay

      Apr 23, 2021 - Producer in New York, NY
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      Pros

      The work is extremely motivating. Some of the best journalism out there. Pretty good work/life balance. Talented employees.

      Cons

      During the 4-5 years I was there, I saw very few people get promoted, even though many deserved it. The same few people in the EIC's inner circle kept consistently moving up the ladder. Everyone else was left in the dust: No raises, no promotions. It's pretty easy to feel undervalued here. Compensation is pretty bad -- on the low end of the media spectrum. Benefits are just OK. Not a very "disruptive" or innovative environment. Definitely stuck in the legacy print magazine ways.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall positive

      Apr 19, 2021 - Editor in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Company values quality journalism and integrity of employees

      Cons

      High-pressure environment, elitist atmosphere, star system that values celebrity

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Jan 7, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Unlimited time off, The Atlantic, nice group of smart, hardworking people

      Cons

      Unlimited time off is kind of manipulative, compensation, work-life balance

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall, decent place to work

      Nov 18, 2020 - Product Designer 
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      Pros

      Flexibility in schedule; Association with one of the most prestigious publishers in the country; unlimited PTO; smart people to work and collaborate with

      Cons

      Not a lot of diversity; not guaranteed any sort of pay raise, even with a promotion;

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company, great culture

      Sep 15, 2020 - Staff 
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      Pros

      Excellent top-down leadership consistent with the company values of force of intellect and spirit of generosity.

      Cons

      Watergate offices can be hard to reach, there aren't a lot of great lunch options.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Earn 50 Percent Under Market to Work 80 Hours a Week

      Apr 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Work with talented people and exposure to some famous people at glitzy events. Nice colleagues (not management)

      Cons

      Incredible amount of grunt work that everybody, no matter how senior, is expected to do, including on weekends. If there is an event coming up, which there always is, everyone is expected to drop everything and come in on Saturday to "badge stuff." The top leader in the division is completely checked out and returns emails 5 days late if she ever does so it is impossible to get real time reactions to important decisions. She is a classic manage up not down type and constantly throws staff under the bus. At a program last year held at a hotel a union walked off the job two weeks before 500 VIP international guests were expected. These guests included mayors from around the globe. No one in upper management had five minutes to help answer questions or solve the problem. The message to staff was "figure it out." When we win awards for events, everyone takes credit. When there is a problem at Atlantic LIVE, you are very much alone. No wonder so many people are running for the exits.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      Mar 8, 2020 - Digital Project Manager in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Private ownership allows for flexibility in business decisions (no need to maximize quarterly growth for shareholders)

      Cons

      Difficult to get a clear picture of company's financials due to private ownership, reputation for lower salaries

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good first job

      Jun 14, 2020 - Fellow in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Many young professionals, opportunities for promotion

      Cons

      Lack of communication and support from management

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Wonderful culture

      Nov 5, 2019 - Editor in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      One of the best places I’ve ever worked. Spirit of Generosity is real—you’re trusted to do your job, treated with respect, and there are basically zero divas or jerks who work in any division.

      Cons

      Salaries not super competitive.

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