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  • "Nice people and great teamwork(in 29 reviews)
  • "Part of a global family and great team to work with(in 11 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance, nice people!(in 9 reviews)
  • "Great Company Culture and Good Benefits for employees(in 9 reviews)
  • "good work environment, chilling, benificial(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing company

    Aug 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great people, great benefits and positive work-life balance. Love this company!

    Cons

    No cons that I have.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good People, Bad Accountability

    Sep 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to pursue projects that interest you, and it's very easy to communicate with upper management.

    Cons

    A lot of complaints and concerns that are expressed to upper management/HR go unresolved. Work/life balance can be pretty miserable if you're under the wrong manager. Unclear pathways to promotions/long-term career growth within the company.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company culture

    Jan 23, 2021 - Part-time Editor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Only here a short time, so far there is good company culture. Nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Part time employees have as much responsibility and workload as full time.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Innovative Publisher That Respects Employees

    Dec 1, 2020 - Senior Editor in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work-life balance; opportunities to build skills and develop new ones

    Cons

    Some managers still value face time in the office as an indicator of work ethic, but this might be changing with Covid-19.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    easy work

    Jan 14, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
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    Pros

    work life balance is really good

    Cons

    slow growth, depends on team

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Perfect place if you're white & blonde

    Jun 19, 2020 - Senior Marketing Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Group outings or happy hour - Work/life balance - Not too out of the way in Jersey City

    Cons

    - People of color cannot advance or are dismissed for no reason - Extensive micro-aggressions that are passively encouraged by the current CRO - If you are not white, you will not be accepted by the sales and marketing cliques - Not entrepreneurial at all unless you're white and blonde - Senior management has 0 PoCs (check it out)

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

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

    Apr 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    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?

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience

    Sep 11, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team environment, very welcoming, and was given the opportunity to engage employees of all levels. Strong emphasis on benefits and educating the employees on how to best use them, quarterly meetings for senior management to let everyone know how Forbes is moving forward. Was easy to maintain work-life balance.

    Cons

    Average salaries. Departments do not offer the same rate of promotion, especially if you are outside of the income- or content-generating realm.

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  10. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Good for my resume but wasn't the happiest environment.

    Mar 20, 2017 - Anonymous Intern in Jersey City, NJ
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    Pros

    - I learned a lot about the magazine industry here. - It really solidified my career path and put me in the right direction. - Will never need to worry about getting a job because I have Forbes on my resume. - They give you money for snacks and food. - Pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Kind of a competitive culture that doesn't honor being apart of a team. - Boring office.

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Entrepreneurial environment and strong brand

    Feb 6, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work-life balance, intelligent colleagues, entrepreneurial spirit within staff, social events, lots of employee events during work, and the name on your resume isn't bad either. Great HSA funding and benefits in general.

    Cons

    More money should be spent on improving culture. They have events but not enough and they aren't very posh compared to many other companies.

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