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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Meredith Corporation President, CEO, and Director Steve Lacy
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  • Micro-managed, limited room for growth (in 10 reviews)

  • Work/life balance isn't what it used to be (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent corporate vision"

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

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great management.

    Cons

    More difficult for inward mobility.


  2. "Meredith Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and good people to work with. Good benefits and work experience.

    Cons

    No mobility to move up in company. Annual layoffs. Raises and promotions few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Better financial recognition to hard working employees would be appreciated

  3. "WGCL - CBS46"

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    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Good resume builder and filler. Opportunities available based of effort applied. CBS Branding adds credibility to tenure

    Cons

    Spirit killing newsroom and organization. Consistently heavy personnel/leadership turnover has hurt newsroom morale, confidence and consistency with branding, style and reporting.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone with a vision to hire his team of competent (vetted) managers to implement his vision. Despite ratings, provide ample time, resources and opportunity to succeed and establish continuity before making a change.


  4. "Positive Internship Experience in Des Moines"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Positive, Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    Pay was on the lower end


  5. "Marketing"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and perks. Care about employees. Allow employees to work independently - no micro managing. Investment in infrastructure and technology. Pleasant co-workers Excellent company.

    Cons

    Inadequate amount of staff to operate at optimum levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees at a decent rate to keep a consistent staff and productive operation. Streamline time consuming procedures required by some departments. Keep up the wonderful benefits and caring mindset towards employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You'll have to leave to get promoted."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great vacation policy.

    Cons

    No upward mobility whatsoever. Frequent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize in-house talent and foster growth so they don't have to leave in order to be promoted.


  7. "Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great CEO, Great Company, Flexible, Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Not great management in place

  8. "good company"

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, time off, vacation

    Cons

    Get lost in the bureaucracy


  9. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Producer in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Ability to own a show

    Cons

    Most of the veterans are leaving and it's become more of a starter station, low pay


  10. "Editor"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company. Work life balance!.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Good job, thank you for caring!


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