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Updated July 1, 2017
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Pros
  • This has greatly helped in achieving a work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours, although only available after three month probationary period (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There are some barriers to career progression (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior Management need to be more trusting of their teams and not treat them so patronizingly (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, nice benefits, helpful management

    Cons

    None really come to mind


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    9-5 hours and good Vacay

    Cons

    Micromanagement, Low Commission, Boiler Room mentality with HEAVY dials, HAVE to come into office everyday, dying business

    Advice to Management

    Treat your reps like adults

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Right strategy, poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Incisive Media at one time had an aggressive investment strategy, led by M&A. They started in vertical publishing for the investment industry and added powerful media brands and trade conferences in the marketing and legal arenas. It was a sound vision.

    Good benefits. Tight-knit company culture (if you're based in the UK). Decent career opportunities for early-career (low pay) journalists and editors.

    Cons

    Incisive is a slow-moving bureaucracy. Decisions need to be cleared through several layers of management, which hinders execution and innovation. The company is hobbled by its investors.

    Benefits package aside, the company doesn't invest aggressively in its talent and has become more stingy over time as its PE investor. It has missed large opportunities to grow its presence in the US by virtue of its unwillingness to spend money on editorial headcount and marketing.


  4. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great place to start out your career
    + Business casual
    + Very friendly environment
    + Lots of Vacation Days
    + Lots of Incentives
    + Snacks Tuesday and Thursday
    + Compensation (It's okay for a startup but lots of incentives to help get it up)
    + Benefits Package
    + Growing

    Cons

    - None that I could think of at the moment


  5. "Decent place to cut your journalistic teeth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Incisive Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - The in-depth industry knowledge that journalists develop is highly transferable: Many employees move on to larger financial publications or are poached by the financial institutions that they cover.
    - Regular business travel

    Cons

    - Long hours at moderate salaries compared to other B2B publishers
    - Limited career advancement for those not holding a UK or EU passport

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "The job depends on your supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -NYC office is far removed from the supervisors in London, so you have a lot of freedom
    -lots of vacation days
    -There are a lot of industry events with free food and drink and good conversation

    Cons

    -not enough help for new reporters
    -the subject matter is quite dry

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to crack down on employees with things like dress codes and other frivolous demands that make the office a less pleasant place to be.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Meh, keep looking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are good. And if you stroll in late or have to leave early, no one cares b/c they all do it.

    Cons

    Well, the pay is very bad...especially on the editorial side. I've seen job ads for Incisive/American Lawyer Media saying the pay is "competitive"...it's not. My friends are shocked at how little I make...entry level salaries are the same as what they were in the editorial world in 1995. There's a lot of "dead weight" in the company...people that slack off and just delegate all their work to their subordinates. Upper management likes to believe they're transparent but they're not. The company is completely baffled by the "digital age". Websites are still seen as an after thought while ad sales in the print pubs are plummeting.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat...a round of layoffs (the lazy employees that do NOTHING) would help the bottom line. Focus more on web and new media....i.e: hire more people that know something about it. And if you want to keep employees around, pay a living wage...this isn't McDonalds...

  8. "Great opportunities to learn and achieve but no long-term prospects"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Incisive Media full-time

    Pros

    Staff is excellent; learn from and work with top notch young journalists looking to establish themselves; New York office is generally congenial.

    Cons

    Company prioritizes sales staff over journalists, not understanding that there's nothing to sell if the journalism isn't top quality. Main problem with this is there isn't a path for advancement for journalists within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that journalists are as crucial as sales staff; in fact, they can be thought of as "selling" subscriptions!


  9. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Incisive Media full-time

    Pros

    Vacation Days - had to think hard!

    Cons

    money, no flexibility, managers need to learn to manage

    Advice to Management

    put more $$ into sales support and client travel


  10. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere
    Good compensation scheme
    Good advice from management

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


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