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Updated July 24, 2018
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  • "Very little trust in upper management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Lack of direction/stability on top of low pay" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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

    I worked at Forbes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is hard working and driven!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    It's a fine place to work at

    Cons

    Could pay more but it's a media company after all

  3. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forbes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work environment, nice colleagues

    Cons

    career path is unclear; few opportunities


  4. "We did have a good product plan, but OMG, some of the managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good Office and Good benefits (Including dental, health care and vacation policy )
    2. Good Resume build for Internship and early in career life because it's a famous company
    3. Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    1. The salary is literally half of the average.
    2. The biggest problem in the company is "the managers". Yes, with "s". They are not professional enough to handle their jobs.

    Some managers can only be able to mention worthless points in the emails, in order to get attention and try to not be outshined by their subordinates.

    Some managers can't understand the products' logic well enough even they have already been reminded couple times before.

    The lack of the communication between managers causes that some tickets are going to release, and then being pushed back because other groups find the ticket mess up their products. And even a new product is almost done, people finally find that there is no stakeholder for it, because every manager thinks "there should be someone...".

    We did have a good product plan and we almost made it. We did have some managers who help us to get over the problems and get the work done.

    But why do so many talented people left in these six months?

    Advice to Management

    Find out why talented people are so disappointed to work here.


  5. "Had a good run, but regret the way things ended!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forbes has a great brand name in the market for its products and being at Forbes we were very proud of what we built and delivered.

    Cons

    Lately, and right after, the management takeover and shifts from being more product owned and driven than tech, left a huge impact on each individual.
    People with no relevant expertise and experience were brought on-board and that has proved to be a huge failure in how everything functions now.
    Intern programs were less efficient ( even when we had a great conversion ratio of interns being on boarded with full time opportunities)
    Felt like everything was fake and hidden and no matter how hard you work, you’ll be glorified only if you nodded to everything the management wanted, else be prepared to be sacked if you voice against there agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Know your most valuable employees, treat them better, and work hard to retain the actual talent that runs the company.


  6. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    interesting, thought provoking corporate environment

    Cons

    company is clearly declining and will most likely be out of business within the next 10 years

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the future and hop on the internet wagon in a competent way.


  7. "Reporter"

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

    I have been working at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of editorial opportunities and open-minded editors.

    Cons

    Ever evolving editorial and financial challenges seen at any similar media company.

  8. "Forbes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forbes full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people!

    Cons

    Pay is terrible and upper management could care less about employees.

    Advice to Management

    More pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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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

    Start-up vibe despite being a 100 year company. Great name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Since investors bought out the company a few years back, the company has been consistently changing. Lack of direction/stability on top of low pay. Compensation is way below industry standards, due to the reason that the Forbes name on your resume will make up for it in the future. More of a stepping stone company to join than a long-term company to stay.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Reporter in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forbes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The organization encourages people to start new initiatives / think like entrepreneurs
    -Lots of freedom to work when you want
    -Very smart people throughout the organization
    -You're rewarded for working hard
    -Kind, enthusiastic co-workers

    Cons

    -With so much freedom, sometimes there seems to be a lack of direction
    -The hours can be extremely demanding

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive.


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