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Updated February 18, 2017
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  1. "My Maxim experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - CNA/HHA in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Maxim was a great experience. Very good training department and professional. The office was clean and compliant.

    Cons

    Maxim has clients quite a distance from where I live. Some compensation was given for travel, but however more would have been better.


  2. "Senior Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maxim full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent personnel and work atmosphere...

    Cons

    Frequently turnover due to downsize

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your current human resources....


  3. "LPN"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LPN- Private Duty in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - LPN- Private Duty in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maxim full-time

    Pros

    The work if fulfilling at times. They provide training and you can pretty much pick your hours.

    Cons

    If they are short staffed they use every means possible to get you to come in, relentless!


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  5. "Tough times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Maxim (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pros - The people who work there

    Cons

    Cons - Difficult times at Maxim early in 2016


  6. "Layout Mask Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maxim (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great helpful and friendly co workers

    Cons

    Sweat Shop, an 8 hour day is 14 hours expected by upper management, no apprecation

    Advice to Management

    More realistic project estimates


  7. "Multiple options"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was nice to have options while working for this company. I was continuously offered new and exciting cases.

    Cons

    Very low pay for my degree level and geographically

    Advice to Management

    Help your staff protect their licenses but sticking to Policy and Procedures on managements end. It can always be about satusdying the client.


  8. "Great in 2013, not great in 2016"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Photo Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maxim (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great morale around the office, close-knit and welcoming team. Very warm to women (surprisingly) even though there are underwear clad models walking around on any given day. Really fun place to be.

    Cons

    The magazine has taken a big dive since my time and has laid everyone off.


  9. "Top heavy"

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

    Pros

    Trying to implement new ideas - healthy budget but not enough vision. Tech support staff is very kind - HR is wonderful!

    Cons

    New ideas are already old. Hopefully soon they will have more thorough vision for relationship beween various media platforms.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on consistency


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    "Stay Away If You Are Serious About Your Career"

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

    I worked at Maxim full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Under Kate Lanphear, it was an awesome place to work with a team that was focused on making a good and respectable magazine.

    Cons

    The owner. He is clueless and has taken the magazine down a bad path. He has instituted terrible processes such as no corporate cards for people to use to handle the expenses incurred from everyday magazine production forcing employees to use their personal cards then not reimbursing them for months, not paying writers for up to a year past the contracted drop dead pay dates, no FT Human Resources staff, a belief that he can write and edit, and placing folks in high positions to run the magazine that have no experience nor clue even after more than a year there. He also believes that the magazine could run with a staff that was way too small and the results have been hilarious.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that know what they are doing and listen to them. Really trust them and get rid of the men that seem to have no purpose other annoy and terrorize the editorial staff. Better yet, the owner should get out of the magazine publishing business as he already embarrassed the editorial staff and himself incredibly. Also, don't make people work in an environment that makes them feel that everyday could be there last. Get a clue and do it right.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Okay While It Lasts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Support in Richmond Hill, NY
    Former Employee - Office Support in Richmond Hill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Maxim full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun staff, great people to work with. Always something free to grab. Interesting things always come in the mail for review. Laid back and relaxed (most of the time). Casual environment. Good/recognizable name to have on a resume for the future.

    Cons

    While the "perks" of working for the magazine are cool, there are less actually workplace perks involved. Coffee (while I don't drink the stuff) is dismal. There used to be variety, now it's just some faceless packaging sent by corporate. There is no milk or any flavored creamer. No tea (which I do drink) either. Vacation days or few. Only a few major holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day and Labor Day, that's it). No 401(k) match either.

    The magazine was bought by Biglari Holdings, a capital firm and the laid off/replaced almost everyone. The people who have worked there for years, who made the magazine what it is.

    There's also no room in the office to move around anymore. We use to have two floors. We now have one. All of our equipment, magazines, etc. are stuffed into one office. Large machines for production are just haphazardly placed in inconvenient locations. There's no room to breath in there anymore. A magazine is a creative environment. It needs more of an open floor plan for the easy exchange of ideas. The cubical set up is typically corporate. Exactly what you would expect from a corporate billionaire with ZERO publication experience. All in the name of efficiency.

    They aren't short on dollars by any means. They cut and they cut and they cut and they cut! There's being frugal, and then there's just being cheap. No one is happy working there. People are over worked and underpaid. All in the name of being lean and efficient. It's being cheap. And it's going to ruin the magazine and blow up in their face. There's only so much you can cut before things fall apart.

    Corporate greed eating itself from the inside.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing people who know what they are doing! You think too much in terms of dollars. Sacrificing employee happiness in order to cut costs. The product will suffer because of you. Your employees are investments, not costs. They make you your billions.


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