Freelance writing and editing (Former Employee), Montréal, QC – February 12, 2014
Co-workers were professional and good team players. We worked well together and met deadlines for magazine production. A typical day included a variety of tasks and lots of interaction with other departments
CREATIVE EXECUTIVE (Former Employee), Paris, A8 – November 4, 2013
Pros: free coffee (needed)
Cons: free coffee!
Direct marketing is an interesting field to work in, it goes with a lot of research, yet once done, it is applicable to most businesses. Being part of an in-house department, delivering marketing solutions for products in the B2C model. Once the ideas are developed, tested on a local scale, if proven successful, confirmed in another country and if still – more... strong, declared "winner". To see your ideas being translated on a global scale (winners), and holding this position for at least 2 years, is highly rewarding, as is working with the best creative talents on a global scale. The hardest part is reinventing the whole process over and over again while cutting costs, simplifying and reducing elements. – less
Advertising Billing Supervisor (Current Employee), New York, NY – October 3, 2013
Pros: office is in mid-town
Cons: company has filed 2 bankruptcies in 4 years
I work with alot of great people & handle a great deal of work. currently working on 15 titles & do all the order entry, send out the invoices w/tearsheets or a copy of the magazine. Also keep great records because we are audited internally & externally (SOX compliant)
Publishing is unfortunately on the down swing so these are some difficult times.
Corporate Events Planner (Former Employee), Westchester, New York – September 26, 2013
Pros: finding new and unique ways to keep the events fun and interesting
Cons: travelling each day, sometimes and hour or two
THis was a really fun job! I went around to Fortune 500 companies and set up lobby sales events. As a recurring theme to all of my jobs, my most favorite part was chatting it up with my customers and making this a fun event for them. I was also responsible for doing all the pre-advertising for these events that would drive sales to the fullest.
Head of a Department (Former Employee), London – July 3, 2012
Pros: wonderful coworkers, good work-life balance
Cons: depressing working for a company that is slowly dying
RD is a once great company that is slowly dying because it cannot, or will not, modernize itself. It's a familiar story that we've all seen before in companies like Woolworth, Borders bookshop, Focus DIY, and many more. They just couldn't change. The people who work at RD are wonderful people who truly love the products they sell, but the top management – more... has always lacked the skills to turn the company around. As the number of RD customers steadily decrease, the company slowly makes roles redundant, thereby adding to the burden of the few who are left. – less
Human Resource Intern (Former Employee), White Plains, NY – June 7, 2012
My experience with the Reader's Digest Association has been priceless. The Human Resource team has done an exceptional job in enhancing my education towards the Human Resource discipline. The Human Resource team conveys an overzealous and welcoming attitude which provides a comfortable work environment and an atmosphere where internal growth and development – more... can occur. As an intern, I felt as if I was immediately apart of the organization where I could openly contribute my thoughts and further develop my knowledge of the profession. – less
Editorial Assistant (Former Employee), Pleasantville, NY – February 14, 2012
Working as an Editorial Assistant at Reader's Digest was more fun than any position that I had before or since. The editorial staff was amazing. Very creative people always made the day go faster. Benefits were the best I ever had. Great vacation policy, excellent health benefits.