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Martha Stewart Living Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Martha Stewart Living Chief Creative Officer and Founder Martha Stewart
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Pros
  • Smart, creative people (aside from the incompetent managers who have never been trained to establish appropriate conduct with their reports) (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of hands on experience in digital editorial, fun events and the people who work there are great (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has unrealistic expectations and can be too demanding, and sometimes down right intimidating on purpose (in 11 reviews)

  • No one has a sense of humor or can take sarcasm (not even from the Pros section of this review) (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "I just recently started working as a PA for the video department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living full-time

    Pros

    Small Group of people; makes it a cozier environment
    Teamwork is heavily involved
    Traveling to shoots and actually working with Martha is a plus

    Cons

    Sometimes job duties can get a little hectic, but nothing you can't handle if you know the role of your job

    Advice to Management

    I want a MAC


  2. "Legal Intern"

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the place. Great people and great experience. Everyone was so nice and the team was helpful.

    Cons

    None. It was really a great place to work as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  3. "Marketing Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the creative people and the office environment. Was given a lot of autonomy to innovate and take ownership over content developed for online and in-book properties.

    Cons

    There was a lot of turn over which led to an anxious atmosphere.


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  5. "SVP, Brand Development"

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    Current Employee - Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living full-time

    Pros

    Brilliantly talented people who are passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Strategy unclear at times but new management has come in and good changes are happening


  6. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful people with incredible talent

    Cons

    Not a company for someone who is not fully committed with their work.


  7. "Great place for learning and development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Martha Stewart Living full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a great place for learning and development. People who are willing to raise their hands are taken seriously. I had some of the most valuable years of my career with this team!

    Cons

    Communication and cohesion across divisions could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring as much as you do, and communicating openly and honestly.


  8. "Inspirational company with pros and cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being a company that prides itself in quality and beautiful products, it was very inspirational. It was fun to work with products that touch people across the country.

    Cons

    Things do not happen quickly at MSLO because of the long lines of management.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed the support from the multiple managers I had contact with. Please keep up with the encouragement of personal growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and good teams who believe in their work and are proud of the products and services they produce.

    Cons

    Considering the hours worked, compensation could be higher. Culture doesn't really support hourly lunches. People work through lunch and usually eat at their desks.

    Advice to Management

    Art directors are rewarded for their work through promotions and salaries, but the entire editorial staff works hard and should be equally rewarded.


  10. "Great company to work for, team is great, but salary is below market."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team I work on is really great. The managers really go to bat for the team, and we get to work on some fun projects. The management is pretty dedicated to letting people work on the things that interest them.

    Cons

    The physical location of the office makes it pretty difficult to get lunch or run errands during lunch, and the pay is below market for most positions. There have been layoffs each year that I've been there so that might be something to consider.


  11. "Fantastic place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Martha Stewart Living full-time

    Pros

    Highly talented creative staff in all area of MSO business
    Great office space - clean, wonderful views, nice open feeling, great outdoor roofdeck, shuttle service provided for staff, daily food vendors
    Great Executive team
    Great support staff in IT, Human Resources, and Office Services

    Cons

    Location near Chelsea Piers is not as conveinient as working in midtown, but offers a lovely park on the water to walk in during lunch, and the High Line is only 1 block away.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make smart strategic decisions to grow the business and increase profit.


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