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Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Production Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sports Illustrated part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with great people on great projects. They work on some really cool stories and give great opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes the office moves a little slowly and there isn't much to do, even though there should be.

    Advice to Management

    Get the interns and younger people involved more, even if it's just basic things.


  2. "Falling apart"

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    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great being able to say I worked for a legacy company

    Cons

    Company that desperately wants to become a digital brand but absolutely no idea how. Employees in every department from sales to editorial are treated as if they are disposable. There is no one who has the background to turn this from a print to a video company.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees on the front lines. Your senior management should have yearly reviews. Maybe then you could figure out how to beat your competitiors. There is absolutely TO company culture. It breeds contempt.


  3. "Full Time Editorial"

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    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time

    Pros

    Location, small teams that take on a lot of responsibility so learn so much about the business.

    Cons

    No employee perks. Keep laying off people and expecting others to pick up all of the work with no compensation. Super low salaries and no bonuses or raises.


  4. "Senior Developer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Sports Illustrated (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company, good work/life balance. free weekly magazine

    Cons

    Too slow for decision making. It seems they still live in 1970's when paper/magazine were the only editorial platform.


  5. "Freelance Senior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with, small in numbers but gig on ideas and professionalism

    Cons

    Small budget to keep freelancers for a longer period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Give more money and time to manage all the projects.


  6. "Great job security for someone looking for stability but much too corporate for people driven to work hard and grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    20 vacation days, along with summer Fridays and sometimes a week off during Christmas/New Years

    Cons

    While there is great "job security" it makes it very difficult for people who are driven and want to work hard and advance to do just that. Also while I got hired into the company at market salary, I continued to take on all the work of people who were laid off and never officially was promoted to the proper title for the work I was doing and by the time I left I was literally making 50% of the market salary I deserved.


  7. "BEST JOB EVER!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publicity Department in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Publicity Department in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leaders, awesome company incentives, really care about their workers! Time off was easy to get, reimbursed you for a lot of expenses, snacks and drinks were easily accessible, great office location. Top of the line technology- I had the best bosses in the PR department and loved working with Special Events Dept as well.

    Cons

    restructured the company, had a hiring freeze and laid off a bunch of workers! Too bad magazines are a dying breed.


  8. "Good Growth Opportunity with Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integrated Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and internal hiring, including across the different brands i.e. People Magazine; encouraged to learn and do things independently; summer Fridays

    Cons

    No real cons - great place to work; very fast-paced environment with opportunity to have late hours/early mornings/and loads of work flow.


  9. "Used to be a great place to work. These days…eh."

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

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    SI is staffed by very smart and interesting people. It's still a very good product, and it still has great potential.

    Cons

    Constantly eroding benefits and job security; layoffs always hanging over staff's heads; general mismanagement of the transition to digital products; lack of understanding of (or interest in) the magazine's business on the part of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about the "brand" and really think about the product. Being the best sports magazine in the country created that brand; give your staff the resources to do their jobs, provide incentives and opportunities for innovation, and it can still be that.


  10. "Unfulfilled"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sports Illustrated (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work environment. Integrated sales structure (Print / Digital)

    Cons

    Iconic brand, but failed to innovate. Falling behind to other major competitors.


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