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- 5.0Nov 6, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Work in an actual team environment. Learn the taffy process. Kind and considerate management.(no really) Very chill environment.
Heavy lifting in the kitchen constantly. Smelling wonderful candy.
- 4.0Oct 5, 2023Deputy EditorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Good pay Fully remote with no offices in the U.S., so no potential for return to office Unlimited PTO that's actually encouraged to take Free health insurance with excellent coverage and FSA with employer contribution 401K match Large WFH stipend at hire Large laptop stipend at hire, and it's your laptop to keep Monthly stipend for coworking office 20 WEEKS MATERNITY LEAVE Expensed team trips a couple times each year Third Friday of every month off Company doing very well, no layoffs in the last 18 months as of Oct. 2023—a rareity You can work from wherever in the world without an issue Make your own schedule for the most part AI does not write our articles
Not much company culture to speak of Some editorial teams are only one or two people without much room for career advancement or growth Globally distributed team, so you might be in San Francisco and your SEO manager in London, meaning weird meeting times SEO web content can get repetitive and boring Who knows what the future looks like for SEO Lack of structure not conducive to productivity for some of us
- 3.0Nov 13, 2023Journalist/ReporterFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
the editors are very nice, however.
Company has turned into mainly contract roles -- no way one can live off the pay from this firm..... a bit funny because on one hand the company is feeding the capitalist class' propaganda but within its own company markets are eating its employees alive. Also, if your'e looking to publish whatever one wants --- don't think about it because Forbes caters to corporate interests more than any other NY publication. not a good place if one wants to be an impactful media figure at all.
- 4.0Oct 23, 2023Deputy EditorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Unlimited PTO (actually encouraged to take it) Fully remote Monthly coworking space stipend Home office stipend Laptop stipend Monthly fitness stipend Annual bonus Work from anywhere in the world Stable company (no layoffs in the duration of my employment so far, 2022-2023) Quarterly reviews instead of annual reviews Annual pay evaluation 20 weeks of parental leave Free (and good) health insurance 401K match
Uncertain future for SEO web content Not much room for growth (nowhere to get promoted to) Weak company culture Relatively poor communication across verticals No opportunities to give formal peer or manager feedback in reviews process Relatively small annual raises
- 3.0May 23, 2023ReporterFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Brilliant editors, mentors and colleagues. Great story opportunities and source access. Having Forbes on a resume can lead to terrific jobs elsewhere, and it's a great education in journalism. High standards for fact-checking. Union is currently negotiating a contract with management to improve working conditions, pay, diversity and more. Flexible WFH/hybrid schedules. Depending on your manager, you may have a lot of independence as long as you find great stories and turn things in.
Forbes underpays its reporters, and as a result, plenty of talented young journalists are forced to look elsewhere for jobs. Newsroom turnover is high; I saw tons of employees leave for other companies or careers altogether, in an effort to pay their NYC rent. Some (not all) of the people who end up staying long enough to earn a reasonable salary seemed to have financial help from elsewhere. (No surprise: this leads to a "pay your dues" management culture with little diversity, socioeconomic or otherwise.) Younger journalists are tasked with fact-checking magazine features during a remarkably disorganized process that can involve working weekends, or staying up until 4am the day a story is due to the press. (No overtime pay, either.) With unpredictable schedules, good luck holding down a second job to cover your rent, groceries or student loan bills. Some people who'd been at the company their entire careers haven't gotten a raise in a decade. The line has also begun to blur between editorial and business objectives, under the chief content officer's watch, especially when it comes to Forbes' ranking lists. This has been a source of contention in the newsroom.1
- 4.0Oct 5, 2023ContributorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Opens doors, prestigious name, has wide readership- Contributors can write about whatever they want (within their area of expertise).
Not something that you can make a living doing unless you figure out how to get a ton of readers.
- 1.0Jun 7, 2023MarketingFormer Employee
Good health coverage. Decent salary. Higher positions are typically filled with internal promotions. Really impressive to family, friends, and future employers.
Very, very cliquey. Incredibly gossipy and toxic work environment. If someone can get leverage on you and step over you, they will. Being a nice, kind person does not pay off. Almost every person I actually liked at this company left within 3-6 months after being hired. The incredibly high turnover should’ve been a red flag. The people who do stay (and were once nice) will eventually turn into the same sort of toxic, gossipy, fake nice, ruthless person that gets promoted …or lose their mind and turn into a shell of a person. I don’t regret this job because I had great work prospects afterward but I wish I hadn’t stayed as long as I did.
- 4.0Aug 7, 2023Director of EngineeringCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsJersey City, NJ
Strong brand A lot of opportunities to grow Meaningful projects you see finals results
Lower level roles have turn over Lack of structure can be difficult
- 5.0Apr 13, 2023Staff WriterCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
-Fully remote (WFH, WFA) -International company (so you meet people from all over the world!) -Health insurance -401K -Generous time off -Quarterly reviews with annual bonus and raise potential -Encouraging and collaborative environment
Forbes Advisor is only a few years old, so they are still going through a few growing pains here and there as they expand, but just go with the flow and you'll learn and thrive! (Note: Though Forbes Advisor has a relationship with Forbes, it is not the same as Forbes.)2
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