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Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Was easy to maintain work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Forbes as a global brand is a great place to work for, the style of the magazine is quite the same in all countrues, good experience, great team (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management very disconnected from the rest of the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Editors do not assign much work and are not there to push you or mentor you (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, if self-motivated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    The opportunities at Forbes are endless if you are motivated. The people you get to meet and the contacts you can make are extraordinary. You can really pursue your passion here, if you know what you want to accomplish.

    Cons

    It is often hard to figure out how you can advance within the company.


  2. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are the best. Young and tight-knit

    Cons

    Frequent restructures and a distant management team


  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    Continually innovating, smart people, good compensation

    Cons

    Disorganized, poor leadership, insular, little guidance or management, no diversity, fear-based culture

    Advice to Management

    offer leadership training to those in management


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  5. "Great Place"

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

    Pros

    Awesome 401K, great Insurance, and generous time off.

    Cons

    None really. Office parties were a blast. the nyc office location was great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Very kind to all employees from janitor to CEO


  6. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance

    Cons

    Politics with Managment, not slot of variation in work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees!


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Startup environment makes you feel relaxed.

    Cons

    Lacks originality in what they do.


  8. "Editorial Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forbes has a culture of forward-thinking ideas and encourages employees and interns to take on work outside of their direct responsibilities. Working in a place like Forbes with lots of resources provides many opportunities and interesting experiences through their summits.

    Cons

    Late nights spent fact-checking the print magazine.


  9. "Nice company to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice People, good hours, interesting work.

    Cons

    Media company, unsure about the future


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Real bootstrap environment, you can make your own job if you're a self-starter.

    Cons

    Poor communication, no women in upper management. Equal pay may be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, ensure pay equity, provide positive feedback as part of the culture.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The name looks good on your resume. Fun atmosphere and many nice, smart, motivated and hard-working people to learn from.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized and cliquey. As a result, the workload is unorganized and overbearing. Couple that with ridiculously low pay and office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.



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