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Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff
Jim Bankoff
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance, High Growth Company, Fun Environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "There are a lot of great people at the company and the work is often fun(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay for local part time editors is low, the amount of work is high(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn't understand the needs of the company or how to grow efficiently(in 5 reviews)

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  1. One of the better media companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vox Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A focus on career development, diversity and inclusion, and creating meaningful work. Quite a few people have been here 4+ years either in the same dept with more senior titles or have moved into other areas of the company. This shows a commitment to talent employees and growing their careers. Additionally, great snacks and strong benefits coverage. Mental health visits are just $10! Senior leaders are also more diverse...

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    Cons

    Between all the different editorial networks and various other departments, it's hard to keep up with what everyone is doing and to meet people in other parts of the company. The monthly happy hours are nice but can be awkward because people will talk to who they know. May be there can be more structured ways that encourage people to get to know each other?

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people in the loop of changes. Most people are ok with change but just want to know what's happening. Otherwise, folks jump to worst case scenario and rumors happen.

  2. It was OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Vox Media full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Everyone was really nice and the company had pretty good benefits

    Cons

    The job was remote and it was hard to gain visibility because of it.

  3. Great company going through a few issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Vox Media full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    all around great people who are ambitious and supportive, relaxed environment, flexible working hours / WFH, upward mobility is there, unlimited paid time off, snacks

    Cons

    company is currently short-staffed as it experienced a lot of turnover; leadership is not doing much to address why employees may be unhappy.. change (in leadership, structure, everything) occurs so often and suddenly

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees and why most are unhappy - losing great talent faster than they're being hired

  4. It was fine. A good stepping stone.

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Vox Media for more than 4 years

      Pros

      In the early days, there was a good place to grow and learn.

      Cons

      Now not so much.

    • Helpful (3)

      What a shame! Zero communication and totally inexperienced and chaotic leadership.

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Vox Media full-time

      Pros

      Some talented and passionate employees Snacks Decent office space

      Cons

      Awful communication internally Many execs, managers, and HR with very little professional or corporate experience or knowledge chaotic work environment and non-transparent/fake culture

      Advice to Management

      Communicate with your employees to drive better engagement, loyalty etc. Stop promoting people or moving people into roles with zero experience and expect them to deliver or impact the business. Bring in some talent with actual real corporate experience who can help you with your strategy org structure, processes etc. You are too big now to keep winging it! Hold people accountable and actually manage performance....

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    • The best place

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Vox Media full-time

      Pros

      There is no place like Vox Media. The people are smart and motivated, the work is exciting, leadership is inspiring. If you want collaboration and opportunity, work here.

      Cons

      Can't think of anything. It's truly great!

    • Helpful (5)

      Terrible leadership

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

      I worked at Vox Media full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      There are a lot of great people at the company and the work is often fun.

      Cons

      Management is incredibly poor. Change is constant in the media industry, but Vox Media takes that up five notches. Plans and goals change nearly weekly. There are "change of direction" meetings about every month. Layoffs are frequent, some in big batches and some one off. Goals are rarely communicated, jobs are often changed, and management is largely heartless.

      Advice to Management

      Make a plan, stick to it, and make sure everyone is on board.

    • Helpful (3)

      Generally good but a light spread of smoke and mirrors

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vox Media part-time

      Pros

      Great coworkers, lots of passion, high-class talent, good drive towards diversity even if it was a bit slow. Good place if you know what you're doing and can manage on your own. I didn't get benefits, but they seemed good.

      Cons

      If you read between the lines, you can tell the company is unsure of where it is - and the management often exacerbates this. Lot of identity issues among all the brands, and it reflects in how a piece you'd expect on one site shows up on another. If you don't know where you belong in all the mess, well... good luck. Extremely limited growth within the company, and it's not consistent. Very limited diversity among...

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      Advice to Management

      Consolidate your Vox editorial brand and goals. Don't leave them as separate as they are.

    • Helpful (6)

      Too much ambiguity, do not work here!

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      Former Employee - Editorial Operations Coordinator in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vox Media full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Office snacks. A large variety of treats and beverages. Benefits & Unlimited PTO. Great coverage and the option to take lots of time is amazing.

      Cons

      Leadership. The majorty of them speak to people like they are animals. Retaliatory environment. I complained about the way I was treated. I knew it was a risk but it was the right thing to do. Shortly thereafter things became very unpleasant. Ultimately leading to my demise. The day that it unfolded, I was read "you're no longer needed" speech from a computer screen. And was told I could followup on a phone call the...

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      Advice to Management

      Create an environment that matches the alleged Vox Media values and not a retaliatory culture. Reset the leadership team or provide them with mandated training. Rethink those in management positions.

    • Excellent company to work for

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vox Media full-time

      Pros

      Excellent flexibility. Strong work-life balance. Exceptional benefits package. Nice work environment.

      Cons

      Some of the communication around company strategy doesn't funnel down through the full company. Media, in general, feels like a complicated industry.

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