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Southern Living magazine Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Amazing brand, unprofessional marketing team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Southern Living magazine full-time

    Pros

    Great editorial, fast-paced, interesting and creative work. Talented and smart sales team. Down-to-earth editorial staff. Publisher is a skilled, professional leader.

    Cons

    Marketing management is very rude and unprofessional. Likes to gossip and make fun of others. Aggressively rude personalities and condescending tone makes it difficult to excel. They do not reflect the brand well.

    Advice to Management

    Foster and reward good management, do not encourage mean energy.


  2. "Poor place to work. Don't recommend."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Living magazine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time off is generous enough.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch and inappropriate. No investment in young talent. This is a miserable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Pull your heads out of the sand. Stop ignoring glaring problems. Stop treating employees like they don't matter.


  3. "Fun but disorganised and bad salary"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Birmingham, AL
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southern Living magazine as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team, interesting work

    Cons

    Bad management, underwhelming salary


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  5. "Great company became a good company"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Content Provider in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Editorial Content Provider in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
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    I worked at Southern Living magazine (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decades ago this organization offered excellent security, encouragement and benefits. Talented and caring administration allowed associates nearly unlimited opportunity within the company.

    Cons

    Recent years of poor financial performance in parent company's vast holdings triggered a downward spiral in this division's autonomy. Centralizing of many departments to cut costs slowly drained the unique character of the magazine. In recent years there has been a shift away from the southern perspective, a decrease in informational content, and a trending of the publication overall to appear indistinguishable from many other lifestyle magazines. Morale in general has declined significantly among the remaining staff.


  6. "Past its Prime"

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

    I worked at Southern Living magazine full-time

    Pros

    Still known for its recipes

    Cons

    Run from New York by people that have no knowledge of the South


  7. "Editorial Fellowship"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Fellow
    Current Employee - Editorial Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Living magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good to build resume/portfolio.

    Cons

    Not paid for overtime, low morale, not a fun or collaborative work environment, huge hierarchy.