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Meredith Corporation Reviews

Updated October 12, 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 41 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. "Many opportunities for interships"

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

    I worked at Meredith Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many departments are eager to receive an intern. The work of interns is actually part of the magazines, both print and digital, so the work you're doing matters.

    Cons

    Not all work assigned will help you grow as a journalist or designer.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent salaries

    Cons

    Wellness initiatives for reduced premiums takes a lot of time to do

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Executive Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Meredith Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. People are polite; the hours are manageable; the offices are clean and bright.

    Cons

    Very cheap company--lots of penny pinching and attention to the bottom line. It's publicly held, and the focus is always on the next quarter, to the detriment of future investment. Plus, it's all men at the top despite the fact the products are aimed at women.

    Advice to Management

    support your employees. You starve the brands by not supporting them financially. Many people are doing multiple jobs. They need more help.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Anchor/Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    I'm no longer there. They have good optics owning female centric magazines. But, the senior leadership there couldn't be more anti-woman.

    Cons

    All around misogynistic company with no regard for its employees. AWFUL. Would never work here even for a high paying job. Avoid with your life.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take cultural competency training and learn more about equal rights for employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Intern at MORE Magazine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working at Meredith. Amazing company where everyone, for the most part, enjoys what they do. Very collaborative environment and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meredith could certainly work on their diversity. Not just in race but in individuals are experiences.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Assistant/Assistant to the SVP"

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

    Pros

    Free comp magazine subscriptions from all publications.

    Cons

    Literally everything about this job. If you enjoy working in a company that prescribes to gender norms, alienates you for not having a feminine persona, and is actively republican, then Meredith is the company for you.

    I was bullied by my boss, but due to her higher position could not go to HR to file former complaints. I gracefully gave my 2 weeks notice, and Meredith marked my records as "terminated."

    Advice to Management

    Be compassionate and embrace your dying medium.


  7. "working"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, company is great to work for

    Cons

    manager allow to control their department instead of following company rules

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Editor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    They give their employees higher salaries and decent benefits.

    Cons

    They are constantly reworking departments and laying off good workers.

    Advice to Management

    They shouldn't be so quick to lay off good employees who work hard for the company. They should consider offering alternative positions within the company.


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meredith Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A stable environment, Many people have been there for years.

    Cons

    Not a lot of innovation. Very corporate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most people at Meredith are very friendly. You'll get close to a few people you work with an then come across them again a few years later working together again. Really good work/life balance but that's essential since many employees have spouses and kids...although sometimes there's a little TOO much work/life balance cause you always hear someone fighting with their boyfriend on the phone at their desk or whispering frantically to their friends on the phone (yes we can hear you). Very organized events, beauty sales, free sandwiches sometimes. Summer Fridays, understanding about holiday hours. Meredith also carries many household names.

    Cons

    So many meetings that could have easily been
    A phone call or email. Hard to get promoted, but working for the right department can help you get promoted somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Small changes to the digital brands can make a big difference in gaining make traffic. Get over the egos and let the people who know what they're doing take the reigns- not some executive who just learned how to use Facebook last year. Clunky ads and tacky homepages .....its 2016!


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