Vox Media Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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3.5
61%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Vox Media Chairman & CEO Jim Bankoff
Jim Bankoff
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are a lot of great people at the company and the work is often fun(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work/Life Balance, High Growth Company, Fun Environment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Diversity is barely existent in upper management(in 6 reviews)

  • "Pay is fair, but limits you to part time work simply because it isn't enough to invest a full day of work(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible Media"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer 

    I worked at Vox Media full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Remote Friendly, Supportive workplace environment

    Cons

    Still figuring out some processes, can take awhile for feedback to be acted on

  2. "Great People"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Vox Media full-time

    Pros

    The company did a great job of fostering a great culture

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for promotion or raise


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Bye Bye New York Magazine!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Snacks? It was like pulling teeth to get snacks before, so that was a good addition -Better benefits -More streamlined company organization

    Cons

    It’s become clear that Vox is completely oblivious about the soul and DNA of New York Magazine. What made the content great has been slowly diluted and eradicated from most verticals. It is simply nothing more now than a dressed up Buzzfeed who wears designer clogs, desperately trying to be cool and relevant. Going viral is of most importance now. Where there used to be an editorial and visual standard, now they will throw anything in the print edition to fill a couple pages. They stress the need for diversity, but tell me why 95% of my coworkers are white, there are no editors of color within print’s editorial, Grubstreet is a white person’s paradise, and The Cut is just a mouthpiece for rich middle age white women who are constantly horny. “managers” are so out of touch and spiteful and there has been no impetus to change that fact. Also add the layer of Vox’s great deceit. Vox puts their priorities in the absolute wrong places, and I predict the NYMAG brand will either shutter or be greatly diminished under their “leadership” in a few years. The CEO also sounds like a slick talking car salesman in every single email, I wouldn’t trust anything he says. Also prepare for a round of layoffs every year.

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  4. COVID-19

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive, good career development, flexibility

    Cons

    Vox has been hard hit by COVID19

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Doesn't value diversity"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed snacks in the kitchen

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at pretty much every level. Micromanaged by inexperienced supervisors. PC culture but an undercurrent of racism. Had ideas constantly overlooked, was talked over in meetings, subjected to catty comments about my appearance, etc. Was retaliated against for pointing out I was being treated differently. Overworked and undervalued.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Editor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vox Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great colleagues that were supportive and talented

    Cons

    management only cared about the bottom line did not set up for success

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Poor workflow & respect for experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director/Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote working and flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor workflow due to poor management

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    -Integrative Culture -A lot of opportunity to do well -Tons of projects to work on

    Cons

    -Small teams -Some delay with centralized communication

  9. Helpful (13)

    "Bad management & unhealthy work environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vox Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are snacks in most offices and lots of flexibility to work remotely. Vox Media looks good on a resume for when you inevitably leave. Friendly and smart people.

    Cons

    Everything is under resourced. This is partly because the company can't retain talent and partly because teams aren't well managed and given appropriate headcount. Unlimited vacation just means you will always be checking email in the "remote friendly" culture. The VM editorial offering is a tough sell on the revenue side. Everybody is overworked and underpaid. It's not a healthy place to work longterm. Rather than moving fast and breaking things, why not try making good content on a realistic production schedule?

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter 

    I worked at Vox Media full-time

    Pros

    dynamic culture and energetic vibe

    Cons

    below market pay but decent benefits

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