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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
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  • "Corporate environment with little room for growth" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Need full time, no more freelance" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A very challenging but rewarding place to work. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    It was tough and layoffs were hard to watch.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Pretty laid back for a big corporation
    -Good benefits package
    -Work/life balance

    Cons

    -raises were annual however very small

  3. "Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, relaxed work environment, good deparments

    Cons

    confusing management, let a lot of things slide that probably shouldn't have (office behavior, use of time and vacation)


  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Work Life Balance
    Great People

    Cons

    Lack of communication from Management and employees


  5. "Good growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Quick growth is possible. Work with very smart people.

    Cons

    The integration with Time Inc hasn't been smooth. Morale is low.


  6. "Senior Editor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A commitment to the importance of legacy editorial brands

    Cons

    A surprising lack of understanding of the primacy of digital

    Advice to Management

    Break into smaller pieces and innovate.


  7. "Meredith in Nashville (WSMV) is a hot mess!"

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated reporters and producers.
    Good health benefits.
    Strong history in Nashville

    Cons

    The working environment is very stressful.
    Too many feedback meetings filled with unending critiques on stupid minutiae.
    The unhealthy work environment is causing producers and reporters to quit left & right - two in just the past several weeks.
    The ratings are poor. WSMV is now 3rd in the Nashville area.
    All this after a terrible past year where we got pummeled by public opinion after the station manager and news director got rid of the station's mascot, the most popular news anchor, and the most popular meteorologist.

    Advice to Management

    Get upper management who understands Nashville. You hire executives who don't have a clue on what Tennesseans want, and it shows in the backlash and poor ratings from their decisions.

  8. "Fun"

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Smart people. Open communication and collaborative environment. All employees are pushed for new ideas.

    Cons

    There is a lot in flux at the corporate level. Corporate goals can shift quickly and projects have been started and abandoned without a cohesive strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the creative energy but make sure the entire company is aligned toward a consistent strategy.


  9. "Well run company, but narrow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managers are honest and straightforward.

    Cons

    The range of publications that interest them are limited.


  10. "Multimedia Photojournalist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of teamwork and comraderie among coworkers in the same work group (i.e. photographers).

    Cons

    Lack of understanding of job duties and the amount of work needed to accomplish tasks by coworkers outside of specific work groups (i.e. producers not understanding the process of how a pkg is shot, written and edited)

    Advice to Management

    Understand the process of how the content of their shows are created so they can make requests based on realistic expectations. This is a rare business where managers are not required to have any job experience in the roles of the employees who they manage.


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