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Updated November 30, 2017
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  • Exceedingly low pay and expect no rewards (in 8 reviews)

  • No room for growth in company, lots of clerical work, Intense office setting (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    Great first job with a BOSS sales boss!
    Great stepping stone if you love the media industry and sales
    Great perks i.e working for a luxury magazine publishing company, events, red carpets, celebrity guest appearances, occasional work from home days, sales incentives, etc.
    Great job for self starters and go getter's
    Great friends, it's like a family
    Businesses value and understand the niche product
    If you love the grind, this job's perfect for you!

    Cons

    Commission only sales job in a dying print media market makes for a lot of stress!
    Outside sales don't get gas reimbursement
    Seldom social life outside of work
    Management seems to only care about money
    Lack of CRM use and organization with documentation/payments
    Unclear on how you're measured, cold calls, meetings, goals, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Statistics show "millennials" want to be valued and rewarded for their time, energy, effort, work ethic and ideas. Considering ML prefers to hire recent college graduates, this trend is only going to continue. Consider taking time to learn more about your employees, not just the dollar figure on the contract they get signed. There are people with a passion for the industry and believe in relationships/doing good business. Acknowledge them for these features on top of their revenue.


  2. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    Quality product(s) magazines. Professional sales and production staff. Extremely talented.

    Cons

    Behind the times with technological support for sales reps

  3. "sales/marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    my colleagues are great people. the one plus about this company.

    Cons

    senior management has not adapted to a changing media world. company is completely disorganized with zero direction.

    Advice to Management

    understand your USP and don't try to be something you're not.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to be here"

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

    I have been working at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    You work hard and, thanks to the prestige of the company, you get to play hard. Lots of passionate, intelligent people. Great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    A little agnostic to the digital world. Also, a single position can pack a lot of responsibilities, which makes it hard to find a balance. But thanks to the print model, there are pockets during the year when you know things will slow down a bit and there will be a breather.

    Advice to Management

    ML needs to invest a little bit more in technology, both from a digital product standpoint and also to help the employees streamline their processes. Sometimes it feels like 90 percent of your time is spent battling slow servers and using older programs that take triple the time. And in this constantly on-the-go world, it seems archaic and limiting that we work on desktops. Switching to laptops would allow more flexibility to take more meetings without sacrificing what needs to get accomplished at your desk. But overall, it's a breath of fresh air. For the most part, everyone is very supportive. I hope to stay here for a long time.


  5. "Great enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    Networking was great, and events were fun

    Cons

    None i can think of


  6. "Account Executive"

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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 Modern Luxury full-time

    Pros

    Honestly, non. You have to use sick days while the state is under “a state of emergency”

    Cons

    The job is neither modern nor luxurious. Commission only and micromanagement make for a very bad mix. Terrible office environment. You can and will be easily replaced by the next person who believes in the FAKE “fun lifestyle” they try to convince you they live . Once you get there you find that to be so far from the truth. Meanwhile, no one knows who they are and no one attends the parties.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to top performers- go get a sales job somewhere where employees are valued and make triple what you’re making now AND have free time!


  7. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, Social and Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    No longterm growth potential. Multiple Issues more money possible.. really means less focus on one thing - scatters the dollar.

  8. "Editor-In-Chief"

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

    I have been working at Modern Luxury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been at the company for nearly four years, and in that time the climate and morale has changed dramatically for the better. The new editorial director has a positive attitude, promotes creativity and leads from a place of trust and encouragement. Where the leadership before was one based on fear, this one comes from a positive place. If unhappy, it's okay to speak up. Promotions and growth are encouraged and there's an overall happy vibe permeating the place. This does not equate to lazy days: the work load is definitely demanding. But we are doing what we love, so why complain?

    Cons

    As mentioned, the work load can be demanding, which means many overlapping deadlines. This can become overwhelming at times. Noticing more of a pay-for-play attitude lately, which is disappointing, but realistic in the digital age. Speaking of digital, the this company needs to ramp that division up to stay relevant. Boss sometimes seems overwhelmed, and that leads to mixed messages and disappointment. There is a lot going on and sometimes things get lot in translation. The IT department needs help—there are one or two people—and systems break down a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Media/print is not an easy field to navigate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dream career with a dream boss and team!"

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    Current Employee - Group Publisher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Group Publisher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Luxury full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    15+ years of hard work and success that has always been rewarded by a wonderful CEO. Surrounded by the most brilliant and beautiful team with incredible talent and attitudes. Plenty of perks!

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart. This company is best suited for people who work hard and play hard. If you want to cruise through the day, this place isn't for you.


  10. "It's a new day."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Luxury full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    So much opportunity for growth as they roll out tons of new magazines this year.
    New leadership and renewed spirit throughout the company.

    Cons

    Magazine industry is changing.

    Advice to Management

    Talent is a huge asset and I can see you are making new strides to keep good people and help them grow.


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