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Company does the minimum to keep their FCC license
Manager (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: good place to make you grateful for the next place you work
Cons: abusive management. nobody retires.
#5 in a 4 station market. Management changes every other year.
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Very conservative company, very low tolerance for risk
Vice President of Finance (Former Employee), Atlanta, GANovember 5, 2013
Pros: stable company with good benefits
Cons: no opportunities for advancement
A typical day included providing financial guidance to the regional offices and general managers on both financial and business opportunities. On a monthly basis i provided a high level update to the CEO. Participated in evaluation of strategic acquisitions.
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Fun and creative environment
Benefits Coordinator (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 29, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: no room for advancement
Managed benefits for various office locations. Great co-workers and learned a lot.
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Co-workers are great. Manager is not very knowledgable.
Master Control/Ingest Operator/Satellite Feeds (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 30, 2013
Pros: great health rewards for healthy living.
Cons: low pay. horrible traffic.
Pay is low for volume of work expected. Co-workers worked as a team. Pod are set up horribly. Noise level is unbearable. Manager had no previous experience with broadcast stations or a Hub and therefore was not great. She was very high strung.
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Productive and great learning experience
Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 2, 2013
I was there a short time period but was able to learn a lot about the PR sector of Meredith by shadowing a PR professional, going on go-sees, helping plan activities and event for clients, and compiling data from previous PR events
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Mothers hours
Freelance worker (Former Employee), Des Moines, IAMarch 24, 2013
Pros: flexibility
Cons: not stable work
I loved working part time for Meredith Corporation. I could set my own hours and be available for my kids. I enjoyed learning different parts of the business.
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high-energy work place where creative juices are constantly flowing!
Traditional Home, Associate Publisher (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: overall well-rounded company with many benefits
Cons: more resources needed in the marketing area
Meredith Corporation provided an opportunity to move between its brands and to advance within the brands that I worked on. There is a good corporate culture with many groups working collaboratively to sell in programs and fulfill client needs. The hardest part of the job was finding enough time to develop and deliver the great ideas we had for our clients. – more... The most enjoyable job was working with a great, dedicated team committed to doing their best everyday. – less
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relaxing environment in a basement studio
Photography Assistant (Current Employee), Des Moines, IASeptember 10, 2012
Pros: free lunches for photoshoots that are for big name clients, such as kraft foods or wal-mart, getting to work in a creative environment
Cons: no healthcare for photography assistants
Meredith is a fairly large company, employees number to about 3,200, that's however withholding all freelance art directors and photographers that make the rounds quite frequently. The photo studio in Meredith's basement is best described as a giant warehouse divided into a dozen or so sets to accommodate constantly scheduled photo shoots for the many – more... magazines the company publishes.

Days start at 8:00am so I'm usually there a bit before to begin setting up the scheduled photoshoot for the day. I start with lighting, then hauling in a sweep, and usually finish with setting up the camera. Throughout the shoot I bring my photographer or the art directors on set whatever they request and make sure everything runs smoothly.

The environment is very relaxed and enjoyable to be in. There are eight photographers and an assistant to match. All of us get along in great moods and help the other out if one shoot is lagging and another had been cut short earlier in the day.

The greatest part of Meredith is the diversity that comes with each day. On monday I'll be in the test garden in downtown Des Moines assisting a strawberry plant photoshoot and on tuesday I'll be on the road to Andalusia, Illinois, en route to a shoot for a woodworking magazine. – less
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Meredith Corporation has one of the most dynamic and intelligent employees, which makes it a wonderful place to work
Associate Director (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 15, 2012
Meredith is ahead of the game in many areas compared to other publishing companies. They employ a dynamic and intelligent work force.
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Friendly working environment
Project Manager (Former Employee), New YorkMay 14, 2012
Pros: good hours, nice people
Cons: layoffs
Management is hands on and you will learn a lot. You have the opportunity to interact with senior management and contribute to big client presentations. The corporate culture is laid back and friendly.
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Ok place to work but very unstable
Business Manager (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 26, 2012
Cons: management makes poor decisions
I worked here briefly. Meredith is not a stable company so don't intend to stay here long as they will lay you off in a second!

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Meredith may be the true domestic goddess of media. A home and family media firm, Meredith publishes magazines, special interest – Read more

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