Time Inc. Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2020

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3.3
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Time Inc. Chairman and CEO  Steve Lacy (no image)
Steve Lacy
44 Ratings
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  • "They continue to combine magazine staffs and firing(in 38 reviews)

  • "not a lot of transparency from upper management(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "company was sold"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a great place to work

    Cons

    The company was sold and many jobs were eliminated.

  2. "When Publishing reigned"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    the team, the content, the culture

    Cons

    There was no work life balance

  3. "Great professional experience, low pay"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fellow in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Got to work with big-name brands like Food & Wine, Southern Living

    Cons

    Very low pay, disorganized at times

  4. "15 Years of Musical Chairs on the Deck of a Sinking Ship"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The company and its brands retained, for the most part, respect within the industry and from readers up until Meredith scarfed it up .

    Cons

    The inevitable rounds of three- and four-digit layoffs (it felt like one every two or three years since 2006). Always more urgency to do more with less--edit budgets and edit staffs shrank in tandem, though the demands from the home offices grew ever more insistent and panicked. By the last year or so, we all seemed to have doubled or tripled our workloads, though deadlines and paychecks didn't move an inch.

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  5. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed leadership team and exec vision

    Cons

    Acquisition of Meredith ruined the company

  6. "I miss Time Inc."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They made some poor business decisions, but it was a great company to work for. They really cared about their staffs and had excellent benefits. They also looped all employees in ASAP with full disclosure about upcoming moves the company was making including layoffs and closures (as soon as they were legally able to of course). The attitude was "you guys are all journalist and damn good ones so you'll find out soon enough anyway!"

    Cons

    The restructuring of the sales department (moving away from brand sellers to vertical sellers) ultimately lead to several brands being under-served and lead the company into rapid decline.

  7. "Amazing Place to Work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Advertising/Sales Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, especially if you care about the industry Impressive magazines. I had the opportunity to work on People, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, and Sports Illustrated while it lasted. Lots of cross-functional work and communication across departments Free coffee and food on every floor 225 Liberty was the best office I've ever worked at. Outdoor cafeteria facing the Hudson was the bomb! Beauty sales and other perks Creative environment and talented co-workers

    Cons

    None - was so disappointed to see this company get acquired by Meredith

  8. "project company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexi hours. Hot topic

    Cons

    rigid lunch breaks, breezy office

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  9. "Good Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits Management Cafe Location Work from Home

    Cons

    None None None None None

  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Time Inc. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment and nice office space that promotes open discussions and idea-sharing.

    Cons

    Not as flexible with remote work/ freelancers.

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