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Strong brand voice and reach
Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 24, 2018
It was a pleasure getting to know more about the magazine and its outside of media practices.
The culture in NY is strained however. Most likely at the HQ the culture is stronger and more agreeable.

Parents are allowed flexible time which is a huge value add
Pros
flexible work
Cons
healthcare
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You feel international
National Advertising Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 8, 2018
The Economist is an excellent brand to work for. The company is international and you feel a part of the global community being there. The publication is respected internationally and they are very forward thinking with regards to positions and roles and connecting with customers.
Pros
Really great fast moving company
Cons
They could pay a little better
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Prestigious Title
Senior Print Production Manager - Offline / Online (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 4, 2017
The Economist Group is a prestigious publication that prides itself in being a leader in global content for the globally curious. The readership is very distinct subscriber and the efforts to keep them informed with factual information is priority #1.

The culture is aggressive, competitive & rewarding as there is always encouragement for advancement.
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Brand Ambassador
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  BristolSeptember 5, 2017
I was contracted to sell Economist magazines to students on campus. The salary was purely commission based, and the training fantastic.

After this, it was you on your own.
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Great place to work.
Senior Manager - Logistics │ Customer Service (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 10, 2017
Its The Economist. To say you don't walk around with a sense of pride would be a lie.
I loved it there.
The only frustrations were that London dictated everything so folks at the NY office really did not have much scope for growth or input.
Salary not that great, but while I was there the company gave a 11% 401K match which was pretty darn sweet.
Its pretty laid back.
Pros
laidback, great colleagues, the magazine itself is fantastic
Cons
management can get indecisive and running around to fulfill London's commands.
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Chock full of smart, fun, productive people
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 20, 2016
The Economist office was full of highly intelligent, interesting people, and I thoroughly enjoyed communicating with them both personally and professionally. Meeting outside of the office (through corporate sports leagues and simple office parties at a local pub) was encouraged. I feel this led to a fun, yet highly productive, workplace.
Pros
Smart people, interesting conversations
Cons
Lack of pay due to being in publishing
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Incredibly challenging and rewarding work
Custom Research Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 27, 2015
A surprisingly casual office, the Economist custom research group employs many intelligent, friendly, and helpful people. While a typical day for an intern involves PLENTY of research, data analysis, and revision, the work is far from monotonous because it is so hands on and the research topics are drastically different. This really tempered the harder parts of the work (which were basically difficulties with data) because I felt like I was always learning something new. It was also great to be doing such hands-on work (interns play a large part in creating the final product).
Pros
Great co-workers, challenging and rewarding work
Cons
Mobility within the company seems difficult
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Productive
Consultant (Current Employee) –  NYSeptember 11, 2014
Nice place to work,
BI Solutions, Reports development & Data Analysis with extensive experience of leadership and techno-functional roles leading teams across functional and organizational lines.
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Distribution & operations executive
North American Sales / Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 5, 2014
 Improved business processes and productivity 100%; reduced operating errors 66% over 2 years.
 Created a quality control procedure that resulted in an accuracy rate of 99.999.
 Prepared and managed production schedules and achieved all monthly goals.
 Launched order processing and inventory departments from ground zero.
 Responsible for daily cash deposit, cash flow analysis, weekly/ monthly forecast and collection progress on aging.
 Managed the daily AR invoicing, credit memos, cash applications and reconciled month-end and outstanding AR to GL.
 Conducted audits reducing shortage claims by 60% and generating savings of $635,000 in annual operating expenses.
 Identified new market opportunities, expanded distribution and increased sales increased over 200%.
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Advertising Magazines,
Credit & Collections (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 3, 2013
possessing invoices making 40 collections calls a day posting payments sending courtesy emails daily. Working with sales team on credit risk accounts review credit history reports.
Pros
learning many things
Cons
office very small
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Fantastic Brand Highly Respected with clients and users
Integrated Sales Executive Global Advertising (Former Employee) –  New York City, NYNovember 5, 2013
I was part of a building experience with The Economist brand in the US, doubling the exposure of The Economist in the US from 2000-2012. We created and sold multi-million dollar promotional packages to major clients like GE, Chevron, Oracle, Accenture and many others. Our managers understood the unique value of the brand and were very good at communicating these values in the marketplace.
Pros
Thought Leader. Strong recognition and value amongst world leaders.
Cons
Layoffs were made rather short sighted affecting client relationships
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HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2013
As the Human Resources Consultant I’m responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. I play a critical role in ensuring the highest qualified candidate is selected.
Pros
Great working environment
Cons
The E-mail system doesn't work well
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interesting work, schizophrenic strategy, clueless mgmt, backstabbing culture
EIU Editorial (Former Employee) –  New York NYApril 16, 2013
I worked in the Thought Leadership group, which does sponsored research - surveys and written reports - for large corporations and agencies.

There is a constant battle between what clients want in the reports and what a report carrying the EIU (Economist) brand is permitted to say. When the two sides disagree, the editor is left hanging in the wind. The rules are arbitrary, inconsistently enforced, and often based on ignorance of the subject matter and an assumption that the client is always wrong. The company's divisions are toxic along multiple dimensions: client vs editorial, editorial vs sales, magazine vs commercial, New York vs London, management vs line, editorial leadership vs editorial rank and file.

In terms of digital capabilities, welcome to the 1990s. You'll feel like you're working for your grandfather.
Pros
interesting research projects.
Cons
when things go wrong, you're left to hang in the wind
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Cutthroat and disingenuous
Advertising Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 1, 2012
Fanfare and excitement when I arrived turned into a toxic work environment with little to no communication, zero continuing education and training, and zero commitment to employee morale.

Compensation and benefits are absolutely top-notch, but at what cost???
Pros
great benefits, generous expense account, great brand to work for
Cons
terrible, naive, and aloof management, no mentoring relationships, and less than transparent management team
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