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Time Inc. Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Joseph A. Ripp
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  • Work life balance is not good in finance division (in 14 reviews)

  • The layoffs have yet to cease and upper management is constantly reshuffling (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  2. "Time Inc."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Really smart, driven employee base

    Cons

    Fighting the headwinds in an ever changing industry


  3. "TBD What they are Doing"

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

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Fun teams to work with. Great brands.

    Cons

    TBD what will happen with print. Focus is on digital but majority or revenue is still print based.


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  5. "Great People, Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    work-from-home options, generous vacation time, great benefits, free magazines and movie screenings, great people to work with that you can really learn from.

    Cons

    Too hard to get promoted.


  6. "Slowly catching up to the present"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer 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

    Global media company with a reputation that helps make things happen, (for staff, full benefits package, 401k etc) Corporate discounts at institutions, looks great on resume, potential to network. Compensation is consistent with major media industries.

    Cons

    Time Inc is whats left after Warnerbros & Turner essentially divested from the "TimeWarner" merger of the 90's. So Time Inc. is basically a print company still trying to turn digital with some smart people but not a solid top to bottom strategy for how to be more than reactionary in a frequently changing media world. Plus a lot of people good and bad are in roles the company is no longer interested in supporting, and more than a few people have no idea what they're doing so the result is there are areas where nothing much is happening camping out.

    Advice to Management

    Create direct methods for the more experienced and less experienced staff to mentor each other. There are people who learned the business in 1980 and have little real idea what to do to leverage uniquely digital opportunities. At the same time there are thousands of skilled employees born after 1990 who know little that is not based around a digital present. Both should be informing the other, and projects, campaigns, both enterprise and to the public should incorporate opportunities for internal mentorship.


  7. "Great Brands, Disorganized Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented and smart people at Time Inc., the brands are iconic and premium, and you can still learn a lot working there (just beware of the excessive politics).

    Cons

    VPs and Directors in different departments are frequently having power plays with each other. 2016-2017 was like a season of Game of Thrones, with very high management and staff turnover. Winner takes the spoils with Time Inc. leadership. This puts the customer 2nd and has lowered staff morale. Promotions and account assignments are very political.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the redundant sales structure so that Account Directors are truly directing accounts. The Brand Executives should be from the marketing department rather than sales. Streamline the clunky digital process. Offer clients more reporting and transparency. Reduce the bloated "President" and "SVP" levels -- senior management is top heavy. Hire more sales planners.


  8. "Executive Managing Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Very talented staff and co-workers

    Cons

    Company potentially up for sale


  9. "Wasn't horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Fun space, very creative, free magazines

    Cons

    Budget cuts, no room for growth (financial or opportunities)


  10. "Executive Director"

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

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great brands, challenging work

    Cons

    Lack of focus by senior management, lack of needed investment to success in competitive marketplace


  11. "Great teams but upper management is constantly cutting corners"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest, most creative and innovative minds working here

    Cons

    Management are constantly cutting back on perks and even books that are doing well are being punished.

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be rewarded on merit rather than tenure.



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