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"Overall positive work environment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook

Pros

Working with nice, talented people, good benefits, bagels on Fridays.

Cons

Management doesn't really know which direction to go in, brands are too fragmented and not enough free collaboration

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Everything's important, except the peopl"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed and collaborative working space, with no strict hours policy, and no barriers to working with people throughout the business. Good opportunities to gain exposure very quickly to most facets of the company, which is less likely in other media houses.

    Cons

    The culture of fear.
    It becomes achingly obvious, very quickly, just how brutal the view of staff in Future is. Within weeks, if that, you'll notice the first people that are suddenly not there anymore. Then more will be gone. It's a pure asset/liability tightrope at Future, as far as staff are concerned and, as the business continues to actively move away from focusing on content (whatever hooey they spin to the contrary), and instead focusing on affiliate sales, anyone not pushing or contributing to that agenda have their days numbered.
    The management team are petrified of Zillah too. No-one dare make a stand, or even dissent, so everything is essentially micro-managed, and teams are doing work that EVERYONE knows is wrong-headed, but are doing it anyway 'because the boss says'.
    It's not sane to try and develop a career in such an arbitrary business, so avoid, which is a shame to say, as there are a lot of good people still here. But, they'll get made redundant and replaced with graduates by the end of the year too.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, and don't bullsh*t your teams. They all know who's calling the shots, and they know their magazines don't matter to the online sales focus. Either stand up to Zillah and make the strategy case for your products, or 'fess up that you aren't in control, and trying to keep your head above water, like everybody else.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Future Publishing Limited full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company, working with brilliant creative people. Fab office locations.
    A sturdy business with loads of staff benefits. Scope to move around and evolve.

    Cons

    Parking costs in Bath are rather expensive.

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