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"The quality of your manager largely determines your experience"

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, work environment accepts casual attire, interesting work.

Cons

Many managers are inept, have weak egos and take it out on their staff. Check out the lawsuits filed (and won) for racist promotion policies. Few opportunities to advance within your title. Nepotism determines promotions. Very low level of diversity at the top. Top-heavy salaries yet it was always the hardworking, innovative and committed low-level employees who were frequently let go by the dozen. Management is clearly out of ideas with regard to digital, and will not acknowledge younger/more junior staff members' ideas regardless of how terribly their own projects fail.

Advice to Management

Listen to your more junior staff people with ideas about digital. Stop using the old model of promotion based on whose father golfs with management, and instead promote people based on their work ethic, value to the brand ($) and ambition and dedication. Get rid of middle managers whose negative attitudes toward their own staff belie their own insignificance. Realize the real benefit of diversity (not just racial, also economic, ethnic, background/lifestyle, age, gender, etc.) - fresh ideas that can be backed up by market research.

Other Employee Reviews for Time Inc.

  1. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for some of the best brands in the world.

    Cons

    We are a company in transition.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of perks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I started there, we had so many perks. Company card, second phone, amazing benefits, fabulous parties.

    Cons

    They have become publicly owned and the place is going to not so great situations. It's no longer fun

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