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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Culture there puts a strong emphasis on work/life balance, so you will be glad to come to work and do your best (in 39 reviews)

  • Good benefits well beyond the standard (in 20 reviews)

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

  • Corporate environment without much room for growth (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great work life balance... if you are in sales. Family-oriented company."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours in sales, usually 9-5.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment. No company culture.


  2. "Non-competitive compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally the other people at the company at nice and fun to work with, although that may also depend upon which section of the company you work in.

    Cons

    This is a magazine publisher so it is expected that salaries aren't huge but I think they could do a better job properly paying their employees. They also pay a ton of people hourly and have them listed as freelance but in reality they work there full time. Those people of course don't get health benefits or paid vacation.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Audience Acquisition Manager"

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    Former Employee - Audience Acquisition Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Audience Acquisition Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a laid back atmosphere across the Company that encourages creativity. Coworkers are friendly and great to be around, and there is an atmosphere of inclusiveness among employees. The work/life balance is great. Meredith offers great benefits, perks like summer hours, and recreation opportunities like tickets to Adventureland, baseball games, and the Iowa State Fair. Meredith offers many opportunities for self-improvement through financial and health seminars and fitness classes.

    Cons

    There is an air of fear among employees, many who have been with the Company for years, of layoffs as they happen fairly frequently. It can be difficult to get new initiatives moving through bulky upper management. There's a severe lack of communication between employees of different departments that is considered the norm.


  4. "Beware of accepted hostile work environment from leadership"

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people that work very hard and are passionate about making things better.

    Cons

    General Manager hiring/selection practices for the local media group has proven to be a weakness for Meredith. One particular GM has been allowed to create a hostile work environment for over two years resulting in substantial turnover at the location.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore those who are reporting retaliation/hostile work issues and ultimately accept these behaviors.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic culture, great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Meredith in the past and have accepted a position to work there for the second time. They have a truly unique company with a great culture, and I am excited to return. Based on my experience, I would describe my co-workers as collaborative, creative, intelligent and on a personal level, genuine and thoughtful. Culture there puts a strong emphasis on work/life balance, so you will be glad to come to work and do your best. This is a chord that runs throughout and makes a huge difference in the work environment.

    Cons

    As a graphic designer with a strong background in print, I wanted to get more experience in digital media. The only reason I left Meredith in the first place was to pursue what at the time was a better learning opportunity. Hoping they put more emphasis on digital media in the future.


  6. "do not work for this company"

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

    Pros

    they are no pros for this company

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees. they act they it's 1998


  7. "Editor"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Editor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the simplicity of applying for this position at this company. They made the process as easy as possible.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about this company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in De Witt, NY
    Current Employee - Photographer in De Witt, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great and talented people who work very hard

    Cons

    fear of losing your job at any time

    Advice to Management

    think a bit more about your employees and less on the bottom line


  9. "Nice place to work"

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good folks and good work life balance

    Cons

    No cons everything was good.


  10. "Its okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Nice people around the building
    Lots of free PR goodies, sometimes they aren't even bad protein bars

    Cons

    Days can get pretty routine,


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