Us Weekly Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Us Weekly is a weekly celebrity and entertainment magazine based in New York City. Us Weekly was founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, who sold it in 1980. It was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986, and sold to American Media Inc. in 2017. Shortly afterward, former editor James Heidenry stepped down, and was replaced by Jennifer Peros.
Beauty & Fashion Editor & Correspondent (Former Employee) says"The people are smart and nice but the office is dark, old and poorly lit. There is a lot of turnover and not a lot of culture. Everyone is expected to hit quotas, which results in fast-paced days with little time for creative thinking or brainstorming. Cons: old, dark office"
Online Editor (Former Employee) says"The magazine was recently purchased by AMI from Wenner Media and the new work environment pales in comparison to the former. AMI is a tabloid machine and devoid of soul, which, at least for me, had a direct impact on my job satisfaction and happiness."
EXECUTIVE EDITOR (Former Employee) says"Not a place for journalism or ethics under the current management. The publication was once a fun place with ethical aims that functioned as a news room and place for creativity; no longer."
Staff reporter (Former Employee) says"This was a professional place to work but the hours were long. The benefits were good and you got to travel on assignments etc. It was hard to get feedback from management on your performance etc. Cons: Long hours lack of feedback."
Staff Editor (Former Employee) says"Us Weekly has a hard working staff and fun newsroom vibe. Chained to your desk. Female office place; sometimes lots of drama."
Former Contractor - Reporter says"I worked at US Weekly for more than a year Cons: Management lies sociopathically and repeatedly, you asked for perform duties that are highly illegal and unethical, there is zero journalistic integrity. I was also never reimbursed for over $2,000 worth of expenses that were pre-approved then approved again upon receipt by my manager. You are treated like garbage because they know they can always get a new fresh-faced glorified intern to do your job on the cheap."
Former Intern - Editorial Intern says"I worked at US Weekly for less than a year Cons: Not much direction- all they make you do is transcribe interviews and monitor Twitter 95% of the time. The other 4% is going to go to lunch to do reporting and spot celebs, which is fun. The other 1% is getting coffee for the employees every single day, even though Starbucks is literally right across the street."
Former Employee - Staff Editor says"I worked at US Weekly full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Quotas, toxic work environment, dark offices, weird team politics."
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern says"I worked at US Weekly Cons: no room for full employment."