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D Magazine Partners Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They cared about teaching the interns every aspect about the company, worked with student schedules, and the employees were always willing to work with you if you needed help.

    Cons

    Only con would be that internships are not paid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Good introduction to the culture, competitive, get out what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D Magazine Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great inundation to the world of magazines in the 21st century. The people were friendly and offered wonderful advice on getting a media job in today's market. My intern class was a great group of people.

    Cons

    I was an intern and unpaid. It wouldn't be different anywhere else but you might be given more work than is possible on one day and then have nothing to do the next.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is key. Also, consider hiring fewer interns if it meant getting to pay them! I would have done my program again had I not had to pretty much pay out of pocket to work there!

  3. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful environment to innovate. Runs efficiently like a large company, yet has the integrity of a small company.

    Cons

    Pay isn't competitive. Certain departments did not have the best job security.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a review system to allow for self-improvement and opportunity fo raises.


  4. "Editorial Intern"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D Magazine Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the opportunity to learn under some of the sharpest creative minds in the area. When working at D, interns are encouraged to contribute to every aspect of the magazine and take advantage of everything possible. The problem is set up well, and I would encourage it to anyone wanting to learn more about the magazine industry.

    Cons

    It can be a little intimidating walking into their open space, but bond with the other interns and get to know your intern manager, and you will never want to leave.


  5. "Not for the Faint of Heart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand. Some great people.

    Cons

    Cliques worse than high school.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sweat Shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D Magazine Partners (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small office in the heart of downtown Dallas, in walking distance from nearby restaurants for lunch. Pretty cool people, especially in the studio.

    Cons

    Management treats the studio like a sweat shop. Creative direction is either rigid or sketchy and vague. But expectations are extremely high considering the lack of real leadership. There is a sense of entitlement from management since they own the magazine. There's no getting around it. High stress, poor people skills, lack of (genuine) appreciation. If you're a worker bee, you'll do fine there. If you're an "out of the box" thinker, or have an ounce of creativity other than designing templates for a magazine, you'd do better in a creative environment. This isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your employees. Ask them why they think or do what they do, rather than make assumptions or always assuming the worst in people. Making money and meeting deadlines is important, but you wouldn't be where you are without your people.


  7. "Energetic and Involved Culture. HIGHLY Recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Advertising Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Advertising Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - High energy work culture
    - Everyone really works together for end results
    - High transparency from management
    - Approachable CEO. Wick schedules meetings/ info sessions with the interns on a variety of topics.
    - Fun events within the Dallas-area hosted by D
    - Great networking base.
    - Interns are taken seriously and treated with respect.
    - Great potential for full-time hire post internship.

    Cons

    - I don't think it is a con but it is expected to work some night-time events. If anything, they are entertaining and good networking opportunities.
    - Unpaid internship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the walls down and doors open. Doing a great job keeping employees motivated and working hard.

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    "Great Leadership!"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Advertising Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D Magazine Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is constantly doing everything possible to insure the success of its employees! The atmosphere here is so fun! Everyone is my group helps each other and is genuinely excited to see everyone succeed. If you work hard and always do the right thing, management rewards you with accounts and opportunities for growth. As a relatively new rep, I was nervous coming in because of some posts about lack of accounts and integrity but things have changed here and I couldn't be happier with the leaders of our company, my compensation and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Some reps will take advantage of you as a new employee. It is important to stand your ground and voice concerns you have if you see reps doing shady things. Our leaders are very good about keeping the integrity of our publication through honest, dedicated and knowledgeable reps. If you are a dishonest person you will be caught and you will be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the new structure! I truly believe this is the greatest company to work for, your employees appreciate everything you do!


  9. "Best agency to work for D magazine!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at D Magazine Partners (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Special project opportunities, meeting top executives

    Cons

    Limited growth because people keep their current jobs


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very relaxed and casual, open office space and a lot of communication between employees.

    Cons

    None, i had a really good experience working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


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