Meredith Corporation Employee Reviews

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Hard working and creative people
editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 13, 2016
I was surrounded by some great minds at this company and glad to have worked there when I did. The environment was a sea of beige, but we managed to look past that when creating content for monthly magazines. I will miss the views!
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Great Workplace
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 27, 2015
Company treats you well with many benefits. Upper level management are accessible and agreeable people. Everyone takes work very seriously but most add fun within and outside the workplace.
Pros
Great benefits and work enviornment
Cons
Volitile field that has many layoffs and magazine closings
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You're committing career suicide if you accept a job in Atlanta! Don't do it!!!
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 25, 2015
Top 10 Reasons

1. Low paying jobs in a Top 10 market
2. No advancement
3. No job security
4. Low morale
5. Mediocre management
6. No innovation, creativity -- Constant change every other year!
7. Discipline first, ask questions later.
8. No training or mentors
9. Young staff with no veterans
10. Constant revolving door (management, staff)
Pros
Co-workers, new technology
Cons
See list below....apply at your own risk!
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Productive and enjoyable place to work
Freelance Video Editor (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZDecember 14, 2015
After working in the news industry for only a few months it doesn't take much for you to become jaded by news. I enjoyed working with my co-workers and everyone was very friendly even during crunch-time. The pay-rate was nice based upon the job requirements that were asked of myself. It is a solid starting-job to have if you are looking to take the next step career-wise.
Pros
Co-workers, solidarity, work-flow
Cons
Lack of communication, hours
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Meredith is evolving daily
sales (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 7, 2015
Great brand roster that is evolving to meet the changing desires of the American female reader that the company serves so well.
Great camaraderie among the employees.
Top execs are very open and honest about the finances and the expectations.
Pros
open, honest, great brands
Cons
not growing topline revenue fast enough
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fun work place
Legal Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IANovember 15, 2015
Supportive management, encouraging personal growth and development. Department Head was the most interesting and talented person I've ever worked with, and was inspiring to whole Division. Family-oriented company with fantastic perks!
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Fun environment
Assistant to the Publisher (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 8, 2015
Worked with the Publishing Director/Publisher of several shelter magazine. As his assistant, I managed his calendar, travel, expenses and other administrative work, as necessary.
I loved working with the PD as he was very knowledgeable, a forward-thinker, creative and caring. He allowed me the opportunity to work on several projects with the Marketing/Promotion department when I expressed interest.
There was an atmosphere of camaraderie throughout the office and this was one of the first times I experienced in publishing in which the Editor and the Publisher got along and had great respect for each other.
When the magazine was sold, I went with the Publisher to another publishing company.
Pros
creative; opportunity to work on different aspects of publishing
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Collaborative Culture
Marketing Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 4, 2015
Spent many years in many different positions in the company and have nothing but great experiences and memories. It's a smart forward-thinking company that continues to remain relevant in today's media landscape.
Pros
collaborative, culture, ability to move within company
Cons
lean and mean staff/budgets, don't give raises every year
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Fast paced pace to work with times of high stress
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 14, 2015
Work consisted of a 5 1/2 hour newscast Monday-Friday in the morning; or 4 hour newscast on the weekend in the morning if doing news production duties. The newscast was followed about 45 minutes to an hour later by the recording of a daily hour-long 'lifestyle' program Monday-Friday which included many different guest segments, some of which were paying clients to showcase their businesses. Television operations consisted of the constant preparation of programs to be made ready for 'on-air'. In addition, the overall monitoring of several television stations which were being run out of the facility(which at one time was 4 stations). I learned how to work with varying personalities and attitudes towards work during my time of employment. The most difficult part of the job was probably how monotonous it could become, but what job doesn't have this possibility. The most enjoyable part of the job was being left for the most part to do your job without too much supervision. Each person new their job function and what was expected of them on a daily basis.
Pros
Friendly work environment; being involved in fast paced work
Cons
24/7 operation; working holidays
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Lovely place to work; wish stronger job security was stronger
Editor (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAOctober 3, 2015
- Lovely place to work
- Wonderful work culture
- Company is very active in the community
- Job security is not strong
- Not much room for job growth or upward movement
Pros
great work culture
Cons
job security is not strong
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Flexible
Integrated Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, IllinoisSeptember 3, 2015
Learned everything about advertising with different publications. I was given the opportunity to learn digital. Also great benefits and compensation packages.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
not enough room for advancement
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Productive and fun place to work. Great benefits and perks.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 27, 2015
Meredith was a great place to work. They believed in their employees and created a great work/life balance. They took the time to educate their employees.
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Good Company to work for.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAAugust 19, 2015
The Company is very lean and in an acquisition mode. They restructure a lot as a result which keeps the Company profitable.
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Great place to work
Retail Brand Manager (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAJuly 20, 2015
Fast-paced company that is ahead of the curve in content management. Offers lots of incentives toward staying healthy
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Stagnant advancement and mediocore pay
Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee) –  Saginaw, MIJuly 9, 2015
Fix everything that the news department breaks while being pulled away by numerous people paging you that they broke more things. Deal with 2 bosses that never talk to each other and they both think they are the ultimate authority about EVERYTHING. And....you're at half-staffing. Life's a peach.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Very unorganized management, terrible and overpriced insurance
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Challenging workplace
A/R Specialist (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 17, 2015
Slim chance for advancement unless willing to relocate across the country. Challenging work environment and must be on your A game to meet goals.
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great brands with a focus on consolidation
Corporate Director (Current Employee) –  Troy, MIJune 4, 2015
Meredith has some great brands and the company is very sound financially. I expect to see Meredith add brands going forward as it continues to be a consolidator in the market.
Pros
great brands that are important to readers
Cons
very heavily weighted to print
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Great people, nice environment
Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 15, 2015
atmosphere encouraging teamwork, new products, acquiring brands quarterly, constantly learning. Sales rotational program allows newbies to learn the ropes and guarantee a full-time position.
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Great company to work for
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 26, 2015
Very structured and friendly team to work with. The environment was very creative and people were willing to work together and develop new ideas.
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Working at Meredith
Custodian (Former Employee) –  Lima, OhFebruary 23, 2015
A typical day would start off with cleaning all doorknobs, phones and light switches in all the offices. Then, dusting all furniture but not disturbing anything on the attorney's desks. Vaccumming the carpets was usually next. Then, cleaning the break room and the bathrooms.
I learned about hard work and the importance of cleaning every office (especially during cold and flu season).
I did not have to deal with management much, but when I did they were great.
My co-workers were my mother and sister. So, it was not bad working with them.
The hardest part of the job was the constant heavy lifting and moving of furniture.
The enjoyable part was being able to do the cleaning on weekends.
Pros
good environment, good pay for starting out
Cons
downtown lima area
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