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"Fine experience, but old school pub house"

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Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY
Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great place to learn
Very structured
Training is a priority
The back office systems/support are excellent

Cons

Old school mentality
Training for management-those new to it lacking
Very cookie cutter/corporate when it comes to work life balance..favoritism exists big time
The corp sales team in control of most big profitable accounts leaving individual book reps somewhat useless/paper pushing
LOTS of duplicate internal paperwork/meetings that time suck
Autonomy does not exist-micromanagement is rampant

Advice to Management

TRAIN before promoting people to Mgmt roles
Move into the 21st Century in terms of work life balance....be family friendly!!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Meredith Corporation

  1. "Old Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Recognized and respected brands/titles
    - Willingness to share information internally among publications
    - Strong online presence and team
    - Many motivated and talented salespeople

    Cons

    - Low tolerance for those not fitting a conservative coporate social/religious "template"
    - Corporate sales and contracts benefit the company but leave individual magazine sales teams feeling superfluous at times
    - Clique-ish environment at upper management levels and within corporate sales
    - H.R. department is serious issues with maintaining confidentiality

    Advice to Management

    Bring your mindsets forward from the 1950's and 1960's and be more accepting of cultural and other diversity. Get rid of the old boy's network mentality.


  2. "nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, strong focused leadership, good benefits

    Cons

    disorganized HR, need to improve technology in publishing

    Advice to Management

    increase tech awareness, improve IT accessiblity

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