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New York Magazine Reviews

Updated May 8, 2019

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Pam Wasserstein
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, odd corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Magazine full-time for 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

    New York Magazine2017-05-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfying interesting work and associates"

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    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 for 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...

    New York Magazine2017-04-28
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine

    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....

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    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.

    New York Magazine2017-02-20
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good Experience, Bad Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine

    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.

    New York Magazine2017-01-03
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Absymal Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine

    Pros

    Great brand with a strong editorial voice and iconic history.

    Cons

    Management on the sales and marketing side is a complete disaster from the top down. Big senior level changes and firings this year with the intention to become more innovative and profitable, but the new structure is arguably worse than the former and surely more layoffs are in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of leaders who are inexperienced and inappropriate,

    New York Magazine2016-09-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at New York Magazine

    Pros

    people there are genuine for NYC and easy to get along with, hours are pretty good

    Cons

    they've been around awhile so the space is a little old and cluttered

    New York Magazine2016-04-29
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great product, awful leadership"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product that the leadership is always investing in.

    Cons

    Sales Management leads through intimidation. Upper Management is fearful of the ownership of the company. and leads through intimidation and tantrums. They run a very tight ship without increases, reviews or any change of upward mobility. Sales people are given unreachable goals.

    New York Magazine2016-04-19
  8. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time

    Pros

    You can get a lot of exposure and a lot of experience, if you're willing to work non-stop

    Cons

    Very little mentorship or oversight. And very little room to move up. Senior editors/producers are rarely built up within the company, and instead former employees our outsiders are brought back in to lead. Not enough pay for average day being 10-12 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to foster training and mentorship.

    New York Magazine2016-01-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, limited career growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York Magazine

    Pros

    Great people, impressive clients, good basic print/digital sales exposure

    Cons

    Antiquated leadership strategy, slow growth

    New York Magazine2016-01-11
  10. "Amazing people and work, but long hours and low pay"

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Magazine full-time

    Pros

    The people. Super smart, brilliant and a wonderful environment. Content is stimulating and high quality level of work. Very creative and inspiring environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay. No hope for raises or promotion. More likely to get a promotion by leaving and then coming back. Great experience but don't stay more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Value your talent. Try to retain them and push for their upward growth.

    New York Magazine2015-11-26
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