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"An OK place to work"

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Former Employee - Account Exec in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Account Exec in Los Angeles, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good publications and events, some really talented people who knew how to do their job well. Outstanding support staff. Well known and well respected industry publications

Cons

Lackluster communication from top down. Company tends to Implement new products before they've worked thru all the potential problems.

Advice to Management

Expect excellence from your people and then reward employees for excellence. Offer more training in relevant areas. Insist on monthly meetings for each product where all parties participate and know what's going on!

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    "CMP: Great benefits, disorganized company structure"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    CMP Media has a very good benefits package -- IF you take advantage of it. The company allows time off for volunteering, flexible summer hours (some offices), and often supports work-from-home schemes. The emphasis is on getting the job done and done well rather than getting in done during these working hours or this/that particular way. Tuition assistance is very good. HR staff has always been astounding. Employees with 7 years' experience with the company get sabbatical. Even the layoff package is pretty sweet.

    Cons

    CMP has rebranded itself, restructured its departments, and reclassified its corporate culture so many times no one knows who CMP Media employees are any more or what they do.

    Advice to Management

    TRAIN middle management better.


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    "As good as it can be in this environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice coworkers, and a respected position in the field for some of the top publications. Lots of experienced and seasoned journalists - which is good and bad. It's good because they have a sense of history, know how to put the words together, and have contacts. But it's somewhat bad in that it's nearly impossible to adapt to a new content delivery ecosystem we're looking at. The office is fully Dilbert style with far too much bureaucracy and chain of command-style thought leadership. Still, I can't really knock it because it pays relatively well, it's a good subject as well.

    Cons

    Kind of stuck in an old publisher's mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Get leaner and cleaner. Get some young blood in there that doesn't need hour-long social media training sessions.

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