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"Sinking ship.. that keeps hitting a couple of icebergs. Queue the violin..."

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Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Filled with creative and passionate people. It's a nice building and a good work environment. Projects were creative, but often done slowly.

Cons

No matter how great you are, be careful anyway. No one has a graceful exit at Martha. You either quit to a new job, or you will get the lay-off. The company has leadership problems -- causing many overspending at the top -- and the people at the bottom pay by losing their jobs. What's wrong with that picture?

Advice to Management

Hire people for the long haul. Clearly this company is with Dan Dienst is only concerned about one thing -- upping the stock price. To either line the pockets, or to get ready to sell it off to some unsuspecting buyer. Whether that is done through layoffs, or what not, it doesn't matter at this point.

Other Employee Reviews for Martha Stewart Living

  1. "Great internship, not sure I'd return."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the most creative think tanks in the world.
    The internship program offer some amazing lectures.
    Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    There is low morale in the company due to continual losses, poor upper level management, and low compensation.

    Felt like I had more busy work, and less real life educational tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are going to stick around and not abandon ship every time a quarterly loss is posted.


  2. "A great experience, but marred by layoffs."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for a wonderful department and reaped the benefits of being taught.
    Free publications, cool photo shoots, the ability to learn about the story-making process from inception to print.

    Cons

    The amount of layoffs were excessive and I noted a bit of internal strife among upper management.

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