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Boston Magazine Reviews

Updated February 9, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting atmosphere with room for growth."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Location of office is great.
    Promotions were available.
    Marketing allowed me to help at events if I asked.
    Could attend events even if I wasn't helping.
    Always exciting atmosphere and some type of event always going on.

    Cons

    For me it was the commute, but that has nothing to do with the company itself.


  2. "Marketing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Exciting! Every day is different. Access to people, places, and events.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits like 401k

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Resume builder. Fine for an educational 3 month internship - not for a full-time job.

    Cons

    Horrible, sexist work environment. Big opportunities are mostly given to men while women are expected to work on "lighter" content like food/home/weddings. Unequal pay. Reported harassment was never dealt with. No on-site HR.

    Good work is hardly ever acknowledged or recognized. Extremely low retention which upper management doesn't seem concerned about fixing (they don't value their employees).

    Lack of vision and clear direction. Poor leadership. Very resistant to new ideas.


  4. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, invites to great parties and office is in a great location

    Cons

    Publisher at the time was "handsy", high school drama daily and no room to grow


  5. "Great Exposure & Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intern work is fairly fast-paced and exciting, especially during the summer. You get a lot of exposure to the magazine's events, and the Marketing Team offers a challenging yet very rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Only a con for some: event days are extremely long and often require manual labor


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awful management and pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    great location
    cool name to work for

    Cons

    pay
    bad managers
    lack of vision
    shifting priorities
    broken promises

    Advice to Management

    Get some decent managers. There is one decent manager there that is constantly being moved around to clean up the other managers' messes. Other managers don't care about morale.


  7. "Everyone busy, nice work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    always open to trying new things

    Cons

    not super inclusive, very separated work place

  8. "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Salem, MA

    I have been working at Boston Magazine (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good Russian advertising Company

    Cons

    It's only not full-time job


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Big brand, awful attidues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Magazine full-time

    Pros

    You work for a big, known brand in Boston.

    Cons

    Quite possibly the worst place I've ever worked. Low pay, insane turnover, insane office politics. Ridiculous, arbitrary deadlines. Management always in a constant battle with itself, and employees suffer. The two offices (one is in Philadelphia) hate each other and constantly try to undermine each other. A disaster. Only work there if you're an intern and plan to leave in a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourself accountable for your poor decisions and stop punishing the people below you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lacking direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boston Magazine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, great co-workers and a great office location with fun benefits (culture, food)

    Cons

    Management has changed frequently and direction is unknown


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