Editor (Former Employee) – Emmaus, PA – June 16, 2016
Rodale, the leader in the organic movement that stresses life balance has played a monumental part in the publishing industry. The company provides good work experience for young employees to hone their skills. However, job advancements are difficult to achieve. The continued departure of talented staff members who are leaders in their field should be a major concern for anyone considering employment.
Work-life balance, Company gym, HR is willing to rehire past employees who left because of budget cuts.
Constent reorganizational changes, Few opportunities for advancement, Unable to make changes to meet media needs
Front-end developer (Former Employee) – Emmaus, PA – April 1, 2016
Worked here from Sept 1995 to Jan 2015. Flexible hours. Fast paced, tight deadlines... A great place to work if you're a workaholic like me. Great on-the-job training. People are great. We all got along very well. Sometimes expected to learn new application on your own.
Sales Analyst (Former Employee) – Emmaus, PA – October 2, 2013
Rodale is overall a great place to work, as long as you are employed there. In my 2 years, my division went through 3 regime changes - often I was stuck waiting for new management to get settled before being able to work on new initiatives. The culture is great - the company gym is close to the main office and there are usually a number of "field days" throughout the year. Overall, I enjoyed my experience there... but be warned - there is no such thing as job security there.
awesome (but expensive) cafeteria, gym, health and wellness programs
corporate structure has been constantly changing, frequent territory arguments between departments office-wise
Midwest Digital Sales Director (Current Employee) – Chicago – May 9, 2015
Most employees have a passion for health and wellness, which aligns with Rodale's corporate philosophy. I learned to effectively work with multiple stake holders within an organization, and customize advertising programs for clients based on pooling resources from throughout the company.
Healthy environment but publishing company going through transition
Managing Editor, Runner's World (Former Employee) – Emmaus, PA – May 29, 2014
If magazine publishing is going through an awkward phase, Rodale is the pimple-faced teenager on the poster. The company has shed a lot of staff and gone through a series of leadership changes. While there are plenty of people still there creating amazing content, Rodale remains somewhat adrift at the moment.
smart, talented co-workers and fun, healthy work environment
still trying to figure out what kind of publishing company it wants to be
Online & Print Editor (Former Employee) – NYC NY – January 24, 2014
I had to leave because they didn't have the budget to keep me on full time and I needed to make more money. At that time online departments weren't getting enough attention. Times have changed however.