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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beckett Media full-time

    Pros

    Can be fun at times if you're into the subject matter, i.e., collectibles. Good people at the lower end of the spectrum.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected, often physically (in a different office) from the people they supposedly manage. Input falls on deaf ears because they know how to make/sell magazines and the rest of us apparently don't.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your subordinates from time to time. You don't have all the answers.


  2. "Slow with payment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beckett Media as an intern

    Pros

    You learn a lot about writing and editing. Lots of free snacks. Tons of opportunity to move up there. Good work/life balance--people were always out.

    Cons

    They don't start sending out checks until a month after your first invoice and still haven't sent me everything they owe. Lied and said I'd be paid 10$ in their ad--only paid me 9$ an hour. Office was dark and smelled weird. Supervisors very hands-off--they'd only email me, wouldn't speak to me in person.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people and maybe they'll stay.


  3. "The company I worked for was bought by Beckett"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in Ventura, CA
    Former Freelancer - Graphic Designer in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Beckett Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can make your own hours.

    Cons

    Beckett has offices in India where there is a big time difference and coordinating projects when working with people there can be challenging.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Promising Potential -- Just Promises"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beckett Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent professional contemporaries, generally good subject matter, direct/indirect exposure to interesting products and technologies

    Cons

    Insanely tight deadlines eclipsed only by increasingly low compensation rates that are subject to change without notice -- during the course of any given project.
    Accuracy and other nonsense avoided to save a dime -- just make sure the books are full of big pictures and little words between covers 1 and 4.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue ... or not. You've already outsourced insignificant administrative functions like payroll and such to non-English speaking countries, so the odds of The Chosen Ones of realizing they're throwing away a gold mine are slim to none.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run from working here"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people on the basic level.

    Cons

    Hubris in the textbook definition of the word. A near total lack of respect for anyone with a lower position than themselves. Ideas solicited from the masses will be taken and claimed by the upper management--even though their managers were in the room when the ideas were given. No one has your back here. Management appears to have little or no training in motivating and handling employees.

    The parent company is in Raleigh, NC, the advertising sales and some magazines are Beckett-Media in Dallas, and another division was spun off from Beckett-- Engaged
    Enthusiast Media out of Anaheim. Also Brian Gulledge is no longer CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees, take some management classes, care about your readers and what they want.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Shipping & Receiving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Shipping in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekends and Holidays off, Health and dental insurance

    Cons

    Don't have an exact time to get off, you must take plenty of mail after work daily and not the best pay.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "stop, turnaround and pretend you never saw the job posting"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Anaheim, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You do get enough vacation time, but its not worth it because there aren't enough people to help cover you and you'll end up with three times the workload when you get back, making for a stressful vacation.

    Cons

    the most passive-aggressive management I've ever experienced. You will never, ever get praised, but will always be told what you're doing wrong. In fact, they will make weird things up about what you're doing wrong and then keep it on your record, even when it's agreed it's incorrect. You will be promised a bonus in order to work harder, but it will never come. If you're a robot with no soul and no heart, work here, you'll love it. If you never want to see your significant other or friends again, work here, you'll love it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront when there's an issue insteas of telling everyone but the person you have an issue with. Offer a way to boost morale, even if its a "thank you." Tell the employees when you let someone go and have a backup plan besides simply letting employees walk over to an empty desk and end u having to take over their job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work. But just a job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Down to earth people. Fun work environment sometime. Feel like part of the company. It could be better though.

    Cons

    No promotion opportunity. You just do your job and go home. Management not aggresive on sales and marketing. Only cost cutting can not save the company for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Please take the leadership and have better strategy on marketing and sales. Cutting cost and laying off people are not the solutions to company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad HR Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beckett Media full-time

    Pros

    Good communication to Managers and Staff

    Cons

    Bad HR Team, Don't support Growth, Politics.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Develepment Team member"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Executive in Faridabad, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Development Executive in Faridabad, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beckett Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work timings are fine. This is the only pros

    Cons

    Worst company to work with, underpaid, high pressure, Employees are taken for granted

    Advice to Management

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