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New York Magazine Reviews

Updated May 8, 2019

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Pam Wasserstein
4 Ratings
  1. "Cannot recommend. High turnover; there are tons of openings for a reason."

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    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand(s) that attract smart people. You will meet talented individuals and gain tons of experience. Flexible time off policy and extremely casual dress code. Impressive on CV.

    Cons

    New York Media is a 50-year-old startup that excels at concealing its many flaws and shortcomings to those on the outside. Expect low pay, long hours, no feedback, and little to no support, whether it be onboarding (doesn't exist) or meaningful feedback. Internal processes are nonexistent, inconsistent, or horrifically inefficient. The culture is soul-crushing. Zero morale and depressingly cliquey. There is little...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of problematic managers and invest in the people that are keeping your company afloat. HR, spend less time on Glassdoor and more time trying to fix things. There are trends in the feedback for a reason.

    New York Magazine2019-05-09
  2. Helpful (4)

    "I wouldn't recommend boarding this sinking ship."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment - Unlimited vacation policy - Good, respected brand

    Cons

    - Unpleasant, demotivating company culture. It truly doesn't seem like anybody is happy. The negativity is crippling! - Leadership is allover the place. Nobody knows who reports to who, or who does what. It's impossible to get a straight answer about *literally* anything. - Upper management is inexperienced. - There is no process or structure in this organization. It is the wild wild west. - Abysmal communication...

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    Advice to Management

    There are so many things that need to be fixed, but the most important one is figuring out how to make its employees happy and motivated. Take care of your soldiers, and they'll take care of the mission.

    New York Magazine2019-02-19
  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work, friendly colleagues and high performing management team.

    Cons

    Didn't notice any difficulties or disadvantages

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

    New York Magazine2019-02-19
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Needs Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of potential in growing platforms.

    Cons

    The diversity here is more for decoration instead of for growth. Being apart of the VERY few people of color, I felt uncomfortable expressing my ideas as I was once told I was too “opinionated”. I would often receive more backlash for mistakes compared to other co-workers and co-workers often resisted talking to me directly compared to others in my department. Everyone here is essentially from the same kind of background...

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    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people from different cultures/backgrounds.

    New York Magazine2018-12-20
  5. Helpful (2)

    "better than unemployment but not by much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Magazine full-time

    Pros

    good brand to list on resume. flex sched. unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    negative work culture. low pay. office cliques. bro culture. limited upward mobility, poor communication

    New York Magazine2018-10-08

    New York Magazine Response

    November 7, 2018HR Generalist

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback about your experience. Culture is important to us, and we're sorry to hear that you haven't experienced the same passionate & creative culture that we think makes this such a wonderful place to work. In terms of your career growth, we ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for learning, difficult to get noticed"

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      Former Employee - Web Intern in New York, NY

      I worked at New York Magazine for less than a year

      Pros

      The office is always busy, open workspace, many coworkers are very willing to help.

      Cons

      When I was given projects, I felt that I was learning a lot. However, this did not happen that often because my supervisor was always so busy that it seemed as if she didn't know I was there half the time.

      Advice to Management

      Pay more attention to interns, they're willing to work!

      New York Magazine2018-07-23
    • Helpful (3)

      "Good opportunities, bad culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at New York Magazine full-time

      Pros

      -got to write interesting stories -learned a lot about digital news

      Cons

      I'm in a different job now, and there has been a world of difference in how people interact. At New York Mag, employees rarely talk to each other. Standoffish culture is the best way to describe it. I never really felt comfortable in the office.

      New York Magazine2018-06-09
    • "receptive to new ideas and ways of doing old things"

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      Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at New York Magazine part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      flexible hours and fair pay for amount of work required

      Cons

      sometimes slow to respond to ideas, too many meetings.

      New York Magazine2018-05-02

      New York Magazine Response

      May 9, 2018HR Generalist

      Thanks for the feedback! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your experience as a member of the team here at New York Media.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Amazing brand on the the outside"

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      Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at New York Magazine full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      As a sales rep there is a lot of autonomy so you truly are responsible for your own business. The new management team is figuring out what to do so hopefully they can figure it out soon.

      Cons

      The sales team is charged with too much stuff to sell and no order. The new CEO is smart but has no media background.

      Advice to Management

      Please help us help you --figure it out faster and make our goals realistic.

      New York Magazine2018-04-18

      New York Magazine Response

      May 9, 2018HR Generalist

      Hi Anonymous - Your concerns are important to us. While we're proud of the level of autonomy our employees have over their success and their roles, we don't want you to feel overwhelmed or misguided. You and your manager should align on realistic goals that are aimed at New York ...

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      "Flexible enviroment, but not much room for growth"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at New York Magazine full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It is how you make it, you can accomplish a lot if you're determined, but its hard to feel drive if you're not paid enough.

      Cons

      No clear career ladder Hesitant to give promotions Below industry salary

      New York Magazine2018-04-04

      New York Magazine Response

      May 9, 2018HR Generalist

      Hi Anonymous - Thanks for providing this feedback. We certainly work hard and our staff are action-oriented, and we like hearing that you feel ownership over your success. However, it's important that you feel engaged in your work and rewarded for your contributions, which includes ...

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