- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Socially progressiveMar 17, 2023 - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The firm prides itself on being socially progressive and taking steps to show inclusion. Editorial has an union, the pay is a function of what you bring to the table.
It’s a good place to work in
Other Employee Reviews
- Former Intern★★★★★
Good InternshipApr 24, 2023 - Editorial Intern in Jersey City, NJRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Very friendly coworkers, beautiful office, lots of programming specifically for interns.
Didn't have much of a chance to write.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Reporters are underpaid and overworkedMay 23, 2023 - Reporter in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Brilliant editors, mentors and colleagues. Great story opportunities and source access. Having Forbes on a resume can lead to terrific jobs elsewhere, and it's a great education in journalism. High standards for fact-checking. Union is currently negotiating a contract with management to improve working conditions, pay, diversity and more. Flexible WFH/hybrid schedules. Depending on your manager, you may have a lot of independence as long as you find great stories and turn things in.
Forbes underpays its reporters, and as a result, plenty of talented young journalists are forced to look elsewhere for jobs. Newsroom turnover is high; I saw tons of employees leave for other companies or careers altogether, in an effort to pay their NYC rent. Some (not all) of the people who end up staying long enough to earn a reasonable salary seemed to have financial help from elsewhere. (No surprise: this leads to a "pay your dues" management culture with little diversity, socioeconomic or otherwise.) Younger journalists are tasked with fact-checking magazine features during a remarkably disorganized process that can involve working weekends, or staying up until 4am the day a story is due to the press. (No overtime pay, either.) With unpredictable schedules, good luck holding down a second job to cover your rent, groceries or student loan bills. Some people who'd been at the company their entire careers haven't gotten a raise in a decade. The line has also begun to blur between editorial and business objectives, under the chief content officer's watch, especially when it comes to Forbes' ranking lists. This has been a source of contention in the newsroom.Continue reading