Time Inc. - Great company, but lagging behind | Glassdoor
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"Great company, but lagging behind"

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Former Employee - Senior Front End Developer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Front End Developer in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Time Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Iconic brands, lots of good people working there. I enjoyed working there until a bunch of us fell victim to the first round of layoffs this year.

Cons

I saw the company change it's approach and strategy and it looked like people were just groping around. It changed leadership several times in four or five years. It's still lagging behind, and eliminating people who have deep knowledge and passion of the company was baffling and most would say it's a poor management move to improve the books before the spinoff. Will miss working there, but I'm not looking back.

The other common complaint is the lack of transparency. The really senior management was never known to share what's happening in the company even to relatively senior management at the director levels as well. We find out about layoffs every year through outside sources, like the Post, which is just funny.

Advice to Management

Spend time in the trenches instead of just talking about how things will change from a podium. For middle managers, get your people more involved, as apathy and insecurity can run rampant if people feel left out.

Other Employee Reviews for Time Inc.

  1. "Slow Motion Titanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still pays well and good (but now average) benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management, no strategy, dying industry

    Advice to Management

    Streamline!


  2. "Great Company to work for -- Terrible industry to be in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, Great coworkers, Lots of opportunity to move laterally

    Cons

    Terrible industry, not much growth potential, basic salary to start

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees when they deserve to be promoted -- or you'll continue to lose them to better opportunities.

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