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Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really cool brands, fun energy at headquarters.

    Cons

    Behind technologically, a lot of lay offs


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty solid & allow for work life balance.

    Cons

    It's easy to feel lost in the org.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more guidance to employees for internal job opportunities.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company is a mess"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. That's about it

    Cons

    Company doesn't know what it's doing, constantly chasing trends, employees are overworked

    Advice to Management

    Stop making crappy videos and promoting sub-par people


  4. "Great company still struggling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's Time inc. one of the greatest magazine / publishing companies in the world. I was proud to work there for many years and for a while the work morale was great. I met many great people and learned from pros of other departments that I had the pleasure to work with over the years.

    Cons

    Being there for over 15 years, I saw this company go from being one of the giants of the industry to one that is now struggling to survive and remain relevant in the new digital era. The climate is bad and morale needs to improve. Every few months they announce lay offs then have town hall meetings to tell everyone everything is ok.

    As a fellow worker told me before I left, they feel like walking targets because they feel they're going to be let go when the inevitable next "purge" happens again in a few months. They're letting go of all their highly skilled workers to send the job overseas to save $. Also, the new younger workers come in get paid low salary to do the work 3 people.

    Hopefully things will change for the better and the company will return to it's former glory.

    Advice to Management

    My immediate managers were great and I had an amazing time working with them. It's the corporate bosses that I think are hurting the company. I know they're scrambling to stop the bleeding but they're ruining the morale throughout the company. Eliminating jobs and sending more and more work overseas to get it done for cheapis not helping to earn employees confidence in the company.


  5. "Associate Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, sick time...

    Cons

    There were frequent layoffs, not a lot of communication about management structure.


  6. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with a wide range of large clients

    Cons

    Very inefficient and hard to make change


  7. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, beautiful location, smart people

    Cons

    sadly it's a sinking shift, layoffs every 3 months

    Advice to Management

    too many middle managers, see a plan through rather than changing your go to market strategy every 4 months

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    A vibrant and exciting organization to be a part of.

    Cons

    The frequent company changes requires an agile mentality.


  9. "Time"

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    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Parking was a little difficult


  10. "Senior Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, commitment to quality content

    Cons

    Too much favoritism and formation of cliques, leading to incompetence and inefficiency being rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Keep your egos in check; don't feel threatened by someone who has questions or different ideas on how to do things


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