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  1. 5.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Great publication to write for.

    Jan 7, 2014 - Contributing Writer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Responsiveness, professionalism and dedication of the editors.

    Cons

    No downsides to think of.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Lack of Clarity

    Feb 23, 2021 - Breaking News Reporter in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Strong editors and my colleagues were very open to collaboration.

    Cons

    Management was lacking, didn't seem interesting in giving feedback to reporters or being present apart from the constant meetings. In a group setting, yes, it seemed like they were there, but one on one, they couldn't care less.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Forbes "culled" writers in the pandemic

    Nov 8, 2020 - Contributor in New York, NY
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    Pros

    People want to be seen in Forbes.

    Cons

    Editors have little to no respect for creatives.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Disappointing Experience

    Dec 5, 2017 - Editor in New York, NY
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    Pros

    It's Forbes. It's a nice name brand to have on your resume. The content management system is awesome. It's fun to set your own hours and get paid based on traffic.

    Cons

    Management is routinely arrogant, curt, mean, cruel, dis-empowering, and cheap. They tell you to not go for link-bait, then they reward link-bait. Certain editors get a free pass on the rules. Their contributor content model is a sham. It's compromised by advertisers. Church and state are one. Here's my advice to management (which I am also sharing here): Expand your coverage outside of your NYC, Silicon Valley bubble. Focus on good, decent, humble, hard-working entrepreneurs and CEOs in the Heartland. Your bias towards coastal elites makes this an imbalanced read. Hire people who are unlike you, think differently than you, who are kind, considerate, humble, decent, who prize customer service, generosity of spirit and good-natured treatment of others. Ditch the arrogant, tech-obsessed snobs and robots.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Contractor

    Contributor's pay is shockingly bad

    May 5, 2014 - Contributor 
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    Pros

    Brand commands respect from other potential employers. For the most part, editors don't bother the writers, or even edit.

    Cons

    The pay is meager if you're not writing about leadership, and if contributors weren't freelancers, Forbes would be breaking minimum wage laws. Forbes has, in the past few years, laid off full-time staff, who were mainly young, pleasant people a a year or two out of college, and hired thousands of freelancers who work for nothing or next to nothing to pad their resumes. The editors are inflexible about what kinds of stories they want and how they pay contributors, so contributing for Forbes is a limited forum for the writer.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Intern

    Nov 14, 2016 - Intern - Hourly in Jersey City, NJ
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    Pros

    -Tons of resources -Great media brand. People who might not talk to you otherwise will do so -A lot of exposure to business reporting and financial fundamentals

    Cons

    -Interns are given little room to grow, at least on the team I am part of. Editors do not assign much work and are not there to push you or mentor you

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  8. 4.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    Freelance writer

    Aug 12, 2014 - Freelance Writer in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    Quick-responding editors, fun assignment reviewing a hotel and its attached restaurant in Q&A style for website Startle.com, realistic deadlines

    Cons

    Put in way more hours than the flat fee for the assignment warranted, restaurant closed shortly after publish

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Reporter

    Feb 4, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Plenty of editorial opportunities and open-minded editors.

    Cons

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

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Writer

    Jun 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    Pros

    Small staff means lots of opportunity to pursue good stories. Strong editors for print; lots of freedom online.

    Cons

    Intense pressure to generte Web traffic sometimes warps editorial policy in unfortunate ways. Also the place can be CHEAP.

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  11. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Editorial

    Apr 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    -Smart staff. -Name recognition at cocktail parties.

    Cons

    -The editors are mixed in terms of management ability. -Listicles.

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