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Updated Sep 15, 2021

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3.7
70%
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86%
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219 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great magazine company to work for(in 56 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, excellent benefits(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I wish the magazine and television divisions worked together better(in 49 reviews)

  • "Upper management is contentious and talks down to employees(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Employee friendly company

      Sep 15, 2021 - Data Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership takes care of its employees. You will always see an email before the holiday that you can leave office after lunch. They use state of art technology

      Cons

      Not much to mention except that they don't match full dollars in 401K

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good organization with good opportunities

      Sep 3, 2021 - Talent Development Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great benefits -Good development opportunities -Large opportunity for impact

      Cons

      -More room to grow in D&I -Diversified and siloed

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to start a career, difficult and rigid place to move up

      Sep 15, 2021 - SEO Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great experience to work for large, well-known brand and in proximity to so many big names, great for anyone new to media, solid benefits that come with working for a large corporation

      Cons

      Competitive, often rigid culture that discouraged upward mobility, bad salary ranges especially for mid-level employees. Bad work/life balance is encouraged - those who work longer hours or suck up to high level employees are very much rewarded. Editorial is driven almost solely by traffic success rather than good reporting.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Strong company

      Sep 12, 2021 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great perks and fun clients

      Cons

      A tough industry with a lot of headwinds

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Too much work too little pay

      Aug 26, 2021 - Fashion Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with creative individuals The building is very beautiful Diversity (depending on magazine)

      Cons

      Hierarchy, low pay, long hours, no work-life balance, no room for growth

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Digital Media Consultant

      Sep 8, 2021 - Digital Media Consultant in New Haven, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training, support, and management engagement

      Cons

      Low pay and scattered approach to see what solutions actually work

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Content Manager

      Aug 20, 2021 - Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and amazing people

      Cons

      News long hours in the office

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice work environment, no work/life balance

      Sep 3, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment and office perks

      Cons

      Poor work/life balance and little to no company culture

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Aug 19, 2021 - Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good place to work, great magazine brands, great place to start career if you want to work in sales or in fashion

      Cons

      sometime you have too many reps to assist - you learn to manage. good practice for how to juggle

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Over all great atmosphere

      Aug 17, 2021 - Master Control Operator in Salinas, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very accommodating, willing to help you move up in the company

      Cons

      Early mornings and worked holidays

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