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Fodors Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Excellent!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Writer & Editor in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Writer & Editor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fodors as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Long deadlines, supportive editorial and production team, good compensation, reliable compensation.

    Cons

    Cutbacks to contract writers and editors in recession, without notice. Otherwise, wonderful!

    Advice to Management

    More communication and constructive feedback to contract employees will help us tweak our work to best match your expectations. Also, we're hungry for more work: Don't be afraid to ask, at the risk of overloading your in-house editors and correspondents.


  2. "Wonderful team, great benefits, but little opportunity to move up"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fodors full-time

    Pros

    The people at Fodor's are truly the best reason to work there. For the most part, everyone is warm, supportive, friendly, and tries to work in harmony. There are also great benefits from the parent company Penguin/Random House: generous vacation time, 401K matching, etc. And of course, some opportunity to travel, although this will add to your workload. But the fact that people are comfortable and generally content here means staff can stay there for years and years, which is a good thing!

    Cons

    The way the departments are arranged, there's little room to move up the ladder. You have to wait till someone leaves (or is let go!) before you can move up the ranks. There's also very little communication between the guidebook side and the website/blog side of the brand. All writing for the blog is considered extra curricular and there's one person managing everything, which means other editors are simply treated like writers and submit work to that person.

    Advice to Management

    Give people room to move up the ladder or they will leave! Also, let editors work on both the guidebook and website/blog side of the business. It will help round out their digital skills and keep them interested in their position.