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  • "Good people to work with as a team(in 26 reviews)
  • "Part of a global family and great team to work with(in 11 reviews)
  • "Very good work life balance(in 8 reviews)
  • "Great Company Culture and Good Benefits for employees(in 8 reviews)
  • "creative freedom and ability to use my expertise(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Excellent

    Feb 14, 2014 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    Vacation policy was a little skimpy at the start

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  2. 4.0
    Current Contractor

    Contributing writer

    Jan 29, 2016 - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Bold culture; people at all levels are willing to try new ideas - Well-known brand - Global visibility for our work

    Cons

    - Pay scales are on the lean side - Quality is inconsistent; there's some very good work done under the Forbes banner, and also some that comes up short

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Lots of energy

    Jan 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Brave, radical ideas around making money by harnessing a network of free / low-cost content from contributors - Extremely smart editors and journalists - Storied and talented team of people valuing billionaires

    Cons

    - Too much emphasis on throwing contributors at big stories. Future role of on-staff journalists is not clearly defined beyond managing "contribs," which is worrying. Lots of lip service to producing "quality journalism."

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  5. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great place to learn

    Jan 21, 2014 - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Smart people and great to work with. Great brand name and reputation.

    Cons

    I hear pay on senior staff is a bit low, but I am not personally aware.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Prestigious

    Sep 30, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very smart and intellectually curious people. I worked with a great group. Prestigious media company. Good for resume.

    Cons

    Journalism industry in flux and harder to sustain.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Was a good place to work

    Sep 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great company to grow with.

    Cons

    They seem to keep people even if they aren't doing their job and let go people as they get older or to high of salary

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work, if self-motivated

    Mar 27, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A crazy place to work

    Jan 2, 2012 -  in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Obviously, the Forbes brand is a great thing to have on your resume. The people are mostly smart and have a lot to offer. The editorial team is strong. The sales people are polishedsales people are polishedsales people are polished and very intelligent.

    Cons

    Once the economy collapsed, senior management had a really tough time figuring out what to do - almost to the point that it was scary they were in charge. Led to a volatile environment where employees were pressed with crazy goals and little to no support to achieve them.

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Digital Sales Manager

    Apr 6, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people and company mission

    Cons

    Job was often defined by the legacy of the company rather than compensation.

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