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New York Magazine Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The internship was very hands on, and I was able to get a lot of experience helping with a large project (in 3 reviews)

  • New York Magazine is a great name to have to bolster your resume and open the door for further opportunities at other companies (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover, tough to make ends meet (in 3 reviews)

  • The corporate culture is a little strange- there are clicks and senior management can get a little weird (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Editorial"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at New York Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Great magazine and web site, smart co-workers

    Cons

    Standoffish culture, upper management is boys club


  2. "Great brand, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is really smart and talented, and the magazine/site/verticals do quality work that it's cool to be a part of. Also looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Very isolating and non-collaborative work culture -- no one wants to help anyone else and managers are completely uninterested in their direct reports' growth. Most opportunities for big projects go to established names rather than take a chance on an employee who isn't a big-name writer (yet). It feels very "every man for himself," even when you're literally working on the same team. Socially very cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees! Give them actual feedback regularly and work with them to improve -- everybody will be happier.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Do Not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New York Magazine is a great name to have to bolster your resume and open the door for further opportunities at other companies

    Cons

    -Workplace bullying is very real here
    -HR is not on your side
    -Managers need actual management training
    -Team members refuse to communicate anywhere other than IM
    -Junior level employees are expected to just know what to do and read minds instead of being trained
    -Feedback for managers is not a thing. Feedback from managers is not constructive
    -Pay sucks

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, revise everything. Train your employees. And fix your culture


  4. "Charismatic Company with Strong Emphasis on Maintaining Competence while Having a Carefree Attitude"

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

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, productive, collaborative and loyal. Flexible work environment with solid trust between managers and employees. Projects and ideas are new and fun, and the opportunities for growth and learning are always evident.

    Cons

    The only downsides to speak of would be the level of (good) commitment to the company can bleed into nights and weekends for deadlines, but the effort is always repaid tenfold.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for trusting your staff to followthrough with our work and rewarding our efforts to the fullest that I have experienced.


  5. "Fact checker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time

    Pros

    Work with great writers and editors. Opportunities to pick up writing assignments.

    Cons

    Low salary, negligible raises, few opportunities for advancement


  6. "Solid workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really brilliant coworkers and writers. Great editors. One of the best magazines in the business.

    Cons

    No free snacks, which is weird for a journalism outlet. Only 10 vacation days a year, most of which you have to use around the holidays because the office never closes. Office area itself could use some TLC.


  7. "Great company, odd corporate culture"

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

    I have been working at New York Magazine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New York magazine is a great company to work for and looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is a little strange- there are clicks and senior management can get a little weird

    Advice to Management

    Match 401 k, more team outings to boost morale

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfying interesting work and associates"

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    Current Employee - Editorial/Creative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial/Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Magazine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ny media attracts some of the best creative and editorial talent and the work is interesting and stimulating. Working for/with people you respect and admire is a good thing. It makes going to work less of a drag

    Cons

    not much opportunity to grow or advance within company, depending on department, but it can happen if you take initiative. No 401k match, but it's a flexible and accommodating company in other ways which may make up for some short comings. Some parts are dysfunctional depending on who your manager is.

    Advice to Management

    The resources seem to be spread unevenly, between titles. but it's an industry in flux so who knows...


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Management"

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

    Pros

    Salary tends to be a higher than other publishers depending on the role.

    Cons

    There is no structure and no procedure in place to speak of. Prior to a mass layoff that went on for about a year there was no proper protocol to speak of and after the restructuring that seemed to have gotten even worse because the new hires were not the right fit for many of the roles that were being filled. The sales / marking teams are by far the worse. A lot of negativity, pressure, extremely long hours and low morale. It was very difficult to work under such conditions leading to tons of people leaving to other companies. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone as the name looks OK on your resume, but not good enough to endure the nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and understand their needs. Set procedure and policy in place and stick to it. Do not allow the mass hysteria to continue.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience, Bad Team"

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience and a lot of independence. It's a free-spirited place and you can pretty much wear what you want (within reason).

    Cons

    Your experience at NY Mag is totally based on the team that you're on. I was on a team that didn't talk to each other much, and I would spend entire days not talking to anyone. I was independent, but almost a little TOO independent. It was very lonely and I was glad to get out of there.


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