Active Interest Media Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 10, 2021

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Active Interest Media President & CEO Andrew W. Clurman (no image)
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35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "I worked at my current title before AIM acquired it about 5 years ago(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Weird structure and upper management culture(in 14 reviews)

  • "I didnt experience any downside working for AIM(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place To Work

      Jun 10, 2021 - IT Help Desk Specialist in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Amazing Work/Life Balance Great partnerships great employees

      Cons

      I didnt experience any downside working for AIM. Everyone there was amazing

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A good place to work!

      Feb 18, 2021 - Senior Photographer in Des Moines, IA
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      Pros

      Very good team of professionals who make days pass quickly and the work enjoyable. The next thing to consider is the benefits package which is quite competitive in today's job market, ample time off is provided along with flexibility from management to maintain a good work/life balance.

      Cons

      You need to negotiate for the salary you deserve up front because increases are not a guarantee. The other drawback is due to the small size of the company there are limited opportunitites to advance yourself once you join the staff.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture

      Dec 3, 2020 - Senior Marketing Manager in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      Great people and work/life balance

      Cons

      Unstable due to industry in flux

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Work/Life Balance

      Feb 13, 2019 - Associate Art Director in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      As my headline indicates, the work/life balance, I find, with this company is so appealing.

      Cons

      I feel the company is not too progressive with their websites, and are missing out on a golden opportunity to increase revenue.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      director of digital media

      Jul 14, 2015 - Director of Digital Media in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      Great co-workers really set the tone. An emphasis on recreation comes from the enthusiast magazine titles and makes for a great work/life balance with excellent perks for access to equipment and services.

      Cons

      Little to no career growth available after reaching mid level. Lack of modern knowledge and willingness to learn at most senior and upper management levels.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      A decent place to work if you love magazines

      May 16, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      • The opportunity to work on several exciting special interest publications • The opportunity to work on digital products such as websites, digital editions and video • Nice office in Boulder, CO with amenities such as a gym, showers, game room with ping pong table, kitchen, break room with TV, beer tap, vending machine, etc. • Improving culture with plenty of team-building activities and events • A fairly good work/life balance with very flexible hours • Occasional freebies from advertisers and sponsors

      Cons

      • Very low compensation • Lackluster benefits package • Little opportunity for advancement • Extremely heavy workload • Incredibly tight budgets • Poor communication • A dying industry

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Nice group, but too few people to do the work.

      Aug 13, 2013 -  
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      Pros

      Great visionary President, Andy Clurman, and a generally supportive, open, management team. Growing organization as they are always acquiring new, niche titles, that have a strong following of readers. They are well balanced in their offerings, with multiple revenue streams and not totally dependent upon advertising revenue. Nice work/life balance.

      Cons

      Limited ability to add staff to help develop new tools/offerings needed to respond to changing landscape. Poor accounting department. Minimal investment is educating staff to remain great at what they do.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Mismanaged, no IT backbone, poor communication

      Jun 24, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Flexible, generous PTO days, good work/life balance, some interesting enthusiast products and nice people.

      Cons

      Terribly mismanaged: upper management doesn't like to listen to anyone in their business group except themselves. It's a boys' club. Unless you are a highly respected man, you're chances for advancement are slim to none. They like to hire young people because they feel they can take advantage of them. Communication within groups is very poor. Not profitable: Revenue is always low, if it exists. Furlough days are normal, budget cuts and T&E cuts are normal. They also UNDER-compensate everyone unless you happen to be VP of a department. If you get a raise, expect no more than 1 percent. Let's face it, print is a dinosaur. The group is not innovative, and they have zero understanding of what kind of technology and IT support is actually necessary to keep up with competitors and the current time, so be prepared to be frustrated all the time with web / website / computer / software problems with little help or available training. Any company with no IT backbone is bad news. They outsource and absorb/condense almost everything to save money. They prioritize cheap labor, ALWAYS. Unless your world revolves around print and you can't live without a job, don't work here.

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