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Time Inc. New York City Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance is not good in finance division (in 14 reviews)

  • not a lot of transparency from upper management (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Art Director/Visual Designer in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Senior Art Director/Visual Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. as a contractor

    Pros

    Professional, industry leaders, Well structured, Great Management

    Cons

    Not enough FT positions available


  2. "Un friendly place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well and benefits seemed good.

    Cons

    People are product, full time freelance.


  3. "Blueprint"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great iconic brands, very smart and friendly staff

    Cons

    Year over year staff cuts, rotating executive management, and management decisions that seem to be focused on the short-term instead of strategic

    Advice to Management

    Implement strategies (hopefully successful) that will not get changed every 6 months. Come up with a strategic blueprint and give it a year.


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    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands ; smart editors ; fair compensation;

    Cons

    Poor decision making ; rotating management

    Advice to Management

    Don't dismiss all old timers


  6. "Vice President"

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

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Iconic brands, best editors and content creators in the industry

    Cons

    Dysfunctional executive management, strategic vision and leadership cannot execute on opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Sell the brands. The company is beyond repair.


  7. "Unfortunate experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience working with iconic brands

    Cons

    Where do I begin...

    Virtually no training for entry level employees
    Constant change causing company-wide confusion, lack of motivation, and frustration
    Lack of organization/communication with internal process
    "Cliques" - and although I have a strong distaste for the word I feel it is fitting. However, I've grown to realize this will probably never change no matter what company you're at.
    I've seen more people rewarded/promoted because of who they are friends with within the company. Do not expect merit to be recognized

    Advice to Management

    Have ORGANIZED structure/plan and enforce it immediately vs. stretching out various changes over a prolonged period
    Invest in the assistants and implement a stronger orientation and universal training and promote from within


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    "Disorganized but friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great friendly motivated tech team

    Cons

    Disorganized and misdirected. Lots of communication issues between various teams/ brands. It is a print media company trying to move towards digital and you can feel those pains.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between brands and teams.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    people, work life balance, brands

    Cons

    uncertainty, constant change, structural confusion, complex organizational matrix

    Advice to Management

    Think prior to making changes, more changes at once may be better received than constant changes and modifications.


  10. "Freelance editor"

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    Current Contractor - Freelance Editor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Freelance Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Time Inc. as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. I've worked here on and off as a freelancer for years and it's just really well run.

    Cons

    I can hardly think of any -- it's a large company so maybe not super community-oriented? But very efficient.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "TIME Inc is a sinking ship."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Content Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Content Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The name recognition on your resume will get you places. My coworkers who worked here moved up fast within 6 months to a year big name media companies. If you're looking to get your foot in the door, TIME name recognition will help you.

    Cons

    The experience working at this company is downright awful. The editorial team at TIME doesn't care about the values or ethics of journalism at all, their looking solely to get more "clicks" and the entire platform is driven on what celebrity "content" they can put up. If you're looking to work for a company with any sense of journalism at all, you won't work here. Management is terrible. The company is going through a huge transition with "converging" media desks (basically to downsize and lay off employees) because this company is just not profitable. Editorial team is filled with NY media people who just care about themselves and are classic workaholics but don't get anything actually done. Online digital start ups know 10x more than what TIME does.

    Advice to Management

    Need to treat your employees like real human beings and invest in them if you don't want such a high turnover rate.


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