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Rodale CEO Maria Rodale
Maria Rodale
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "Had benefits and perks to give a very good work / life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "Business casual, flexible hours, good working environment, good benefits(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Communication and information from upper management(in 17 reviews)

  • "Projects an air of being a positive health brand, while employees have no work-life balance(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rodale

    Pros

    Great team, interesting work, flexibility

    Cons

    Communication and information from upper management

    Rodale2018-05-31
  2. "Good While It Lasted"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Business casual, flexible hours, good working environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Pay scale on the lower end. Not many chances for advancement.

    Rodale2019-02-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mission-driven company--inspiring but quirky"

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

    I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission is amazing and you feel you are contributing to highly worthy work

    Cons

    Quirky family-owned company--slow to pivot on clear disruption

    Rodale2019-02-06
  4. "Misguided CEO ruined great brands"

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    Former Employee - Editorial 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit; great brands; brands did tons with few resources

    Cons

    Prioritization not of success but of pet projects that drove finances into the ground and forced an acquisition that left 70% of the company laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Should have hired a business person to lead company, not a family member

    Rodale2019-02-08
  5. "Director"

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

    I worked at Rodale full-time

    Pros

    People were great. Unusual benefits like summer hours, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Some people took advantage. 2 hr bike rides at lunch

    Rodale2019-01-10
  6. "Not the company it once was"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Emmaus, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great People - friendly and fun!

    Cons

    Management keeps changing - redirecting focus every 1-2 years

    Rodale2019-01-21
  7. "Sold"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emmaus, PA

      I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Was a nice place to work

      Cons

      The company was sold to Hearst

      Rodale2019-01-15
    • "Applications Developer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Rodale

        Pros

        Creative environment, good benefits, plenty of holidays and ample vacation time.

        Cons

        Being in the publication industry

        Advice to Management

        Thanks for 6 great years!

        Rodale2018-10-11
      • "Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emmaus, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Rodale full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great people, gym and cafeteria

        Cons

        Transparency of upper management is an issue

        Advice to Management

        Move quickly on new concepts

        Rodale2018-07-03
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great Brands and Good Management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Rodale full-time

        Pros

        They have great brands that are important in the health and wellness space The management that I worked under were very helpful and really made you feel like you were important Great Co Workers

        Cons

        It got a little crazy with the Hearst acquistion

        Advice to Management

        Keep caring the way you do about your employees!

        Rodale2018-06-07
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