Western Advertising Director (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 31 October 2017
Meredith is a great company for people who are starting in their careers who are interested in staying and advancing. I had great management through a long tenure and the opportunity to work on iconic brands.
the corporate culture changed radically from my date of hire to departure
Executive Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 5 November 2017
very Little appreciation for my contributions to the company which far exceeded my job description. Therefore, my conclusion is that they are not forward thinking and only focused on the short term bottom line. perhaps due to pressures on the industry in general.
V. P. Digital Sales (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – 11 September 2017
great people and great culture representing great brands. The industry is changing and Meredith is trying to adapt as fast as it can. Massive layoffs year to year and management changes every year but company culture is overall good.
Freelance Sales Development Director (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 12 July 2017
I was a freelance employee but treated as a full time sales person that was representative of my bosses. The brand MORE was an amazing product and unfortunately was folded -therefore I lost my position.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – 26 June 2017
The atmosphere at Meredith is wonderful. Business casual and the freedom to decorate your office to make it feel more like a comfortable environment. On-site cafeteria is very nice. Management is very approachable. Productive environment with wonderful people to work with.
Video Producer (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – 18 May 2017
I regularly produced, edited and revised 10-15 videos every two weeks with my team. Our time was also spent assisting with the corporate video needs of the Des Moines location of Meredith and handling corporately sponsored Facebook lives. Overall, I was able to be involved in a myriad of opportunities through this internship as given assignments as a coworker versus just an intern.
Employee (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 17 May 2017
The people are the soul of Meredith, and they are devoted and hardworking. It's a no-nonsense, get-things-done atmosphere. The media business is hard and the transition to digital has been slow. Continued innovation will be necessary.
Copy Chief, Shape and Fitness (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 9 May 2017
Fundamentally, the Meredith Corporation cares much, much more about their profit than their employees. The upper management views the corporations publication as faceless products rather than vehicles for information, enlightenment, and entertainment. Each year the staff of the magazines is trimmed to the point of ridiculousness.
I worked for two years in the Creative Services/Promotions department for a local broadcast station. The station was great, I got to do a lot of exciting and unique projects in my time. I was hired in a newly created role, which was challenging in defining what it was and how it'd work for the department and station. I really enjoyed working with the community to sponsor or host events and showcasing our talent and content. Management was in transition during my time, but were always supportive and open to new ideas. The people at this specific station made it a great place to work and I was sad to leave, but had an exciting opportunity in New York City.
Quarterly Station-Wide Events, Meals; Flexible Schedule; Health Benefits
Proofreader (Former Employee) – Des Moines, Iowa – 24 March 2017
I was impressed with how well organized the freelance process was. I took a grammar exam and was given my first assignment shortly afterwards. I received the company's style book also in a very efficient way.
Copy Editor who lined up my work was very dependable.
Photo Editor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 28 February 2017
Meredith has a high aim to merge, buy, sell and acquire media. They are visibly gearing towards broadcast media and just starting to understand a digital environment. In the process, it would seem they are minimizing their print. Print has remained stagnant with decreasing budgets and staff. Their multi-cultural division is laughable and practically extinguished due to Meredith's disregard to the growing population. There are very few promotions and no incentives. Interestingly enough, each creative division has sensational talent. It is a good place to touch down, learn, and then move on quickly. Don't linger in hopes of merit.
I enjoyed learning the broadcast business with this team.
Account Manager - KFXO (Former Employee) – Bend, OR – 31 January 2017
Meredith was a great company to work for but in Bend, advancement was not really available. I left to go to work for NPG of Oregon, where I advanced from Local Account Manager, to Local Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and then to the position of Director of Sales.
Video Editor (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – 29 January 2017
I would come in and look at the rundowns for each newscast,using inews. I would work my rundown with a partner editor and we would edit packages, late breaking news, feel good stories. in a fast pace environment.