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SourceMedia New York City Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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SourceMedia CEO Douglas J. Manoni
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and managers who care about their teams (in 19 reviews)

  • The reasons I have stayed; great people, team culture, multiple promotions and interesting assignments over the years (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • The only cons are that there is annual no cost of living adjustments and the 401k match is small (in 14 reviews)

  • Little opportunity for upward mobility; annual reviews and cost of living salary increases are non-existent (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Moving ahead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having worked at SourceMedia for over 5 years, I can honestly say that things have changed for the better. From a great working environment to lots of choices for benefits. I've been at other large and small companies, and I cannot say enough about how this company is moving ahead of the competition.

    Cons

    The only cons are that there is annual no cost of living adjustments and the 401k match is small. I am hoping that this will improve.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the 401k match.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and company is keen on making the employee happy.

    Cons

    27th floor view of the statue of liberty. No Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between some departments needs improvement.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "2011 to 2017...it's like a tale of 2 companies (in a good way)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I read some of the old negative reviews on here, it reminds me of how different the SourceMedia of 2017 is compared to 5+ years ago. It is basically a different company - from the senior leadership to the direction of the company. The company has become leaner, it has made investments in the business, and it makes concerted efforts to show its employees that it truly cares. I believe the company is on the right track and it has made many wise decisions to accelerate its transition from a print publisher to a digital media leader.

    Good benefits (medical/dental/vision, tuition reimbursement, health club reimbursement, small 401k match)

    Positive, friendly culture where employees genuinely care about each other.

    Cons

    Lack of annual cost of living increases
    Small 401k match


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ahead of the industry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Evolving faster than the rest of the industry, open to new approaches, strong hires in key roles

    Cons

    Administratively act like a BIG company (so many forms)

    Advice to Management

    Dont lose momentum, stay ahead of the pack.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Your as good as the company you work for..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SourceMedia (More than a year)

    Pros

    SourceMedia encourages and nurtures the best in its workforce. In the past 20 years I had the good fortune to work for a series of A-List institutions, ranging from Columbia University, SONY Music Group and the NBA. The culture at SourceMedia outpaces them all. The pathways to growth and development as a company are apparent in the face paced work environment and its driving commitment to talent. The migration to digital is welcomed and you can feel the enthusiasm. The camaraderie and the mutual respect starts at the top. I honestly feel valued and happy to be a part of this company — every day. The noticeable diversity of staff by age, sex, race, orientation and ethnicity is so organic it almost goes unnoticed!

    Cons

    For some projects there could be less chefs in the kitchen


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Company Leaping Forward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few, if any, B2B/B2C media companies can compete with the new solutions rolling out the door at Source. Massive investments in data and technology to move very established brands to the cutting edge of a new digital world. Good work life balance and managers who care about their teams.

    Cons

    Still a couple managers clinging "to the way things have always been done", but they are being marginalized in the new world order.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your foot on the gas and listen carefully to those that speak with your clients regularly. There is a lot of knowledge in house.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Smart, collaborative team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can count on associates from other groups to help you solve problems.

    Cons

    Desk space and meeting rooms are quite small. But associates find creative and virtual ways to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Keep right-sizing the organization.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "high turnover"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production/Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production/Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SourceMedia full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a free healthcare option....even if it came with a several thousand dollar deductible.

    Lots of lunch options in the financial district....even if you get yelled at for taking that whole hour lunch you're entitled to.

    Cons

    The CEO sent me a Dunkin Donuts gift card for my birthday, and there was only $5 on it. Pretty much sums up how I feel about the company.

    High turnover. It seemed like every morning when I walked through reception, someone new was waiting to interview. Which brings me to my next point....

    Advice to Management

    If you're only planning on hiring someone for a few months, at least be ethical about it and hire them as a contractor.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Run like hell!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SourceMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of my work colleagues are decent.

    Cons

    Culture is all stick, no carrot. They offer "promotions" without pay raises, then lie to you about "we'll take care of you in the next round." Retread cronyism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people well, for a change.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Boring"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at SourceMedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate steady job but nothing interesting.

    Cons

    Extremely boring. You can not grow there at all.


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