Hearst Corporation
3.3 of 5 162 reviews
www.hearst.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.3 162 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Hearst Corporation Vice Chairman and Interim CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr.

Frank A. Bennack Jr.

(48 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBeautiful building / workspace, great team to work with, knowledgeable mentor that took the time to teach and advise

    ConsUnstable career path, especially in editorial field. Never know when a magazine will fold or when a team will get laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn a company as large as Hearst, I would hope that if there is a time when a magazine folds, that the company would do it's best to place the employees elsewhere within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hearst is a well established company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat experience, but no room for growth.

    ConsThe salaries are not fair to the employees.

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    Great experience. No room for growth.

    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat learning experience. Great company to put on your resume. I loved the middle management of my magazine - super friendly and encouraging. Upper management was cold and stand-offish. Great building - cafeteria and gym are wonderful! Great location. Perks - discounts,exclusive opportunities, etc.

    ConsTurnover is quick. No room for growth. Low starting salaries. Assistants are told they are paid hourly, however, at the magazine I worked at, we only got paid for 35 hours no matter how many hours we worked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more room for growth. I was given this advice while working there - "If you want to move up, you have to leave and then try to come back in." Raising starting salaries for assistants would be nice. Your current is not livable. Also, paying interns wouldn't be a bad idea or at least a travel stipend.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The digital marketing department is a mess. Great ideas but leadership isnt very knowledgeable.

    Digital Marketing Representative (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsYou control your paycheck. Coworkers are great.

    ConsDigital advertising department is a mess. Many growing pains. Still in the toddler stage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize and make the environment friendly to upward mobility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stagnant.

    Flash Designer (Former Employee)
    Danbury, CT

    ProsThe people are friendly and are amazing. The employees do more to help each other than the management does.

    ConsThere is constant turn-over. There is literally no room for growth, or promotion. You get passed over and blamed. It's an extremely tedious job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, Not Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork/life balance, office is beautiful, convenient to have a cafeteria in the building.

    ConsBenefits not nearly as good as some of the other publishing companies. No room for growth in current position. Too many directors within the same department; lacks hierarchy leading to butting of heads.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more involved in the day to day to get to know employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quantity vs. Quality

    Media Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsSome nice folks work here.

    ConsThey pushed to get client websites up before they even had a chance to review them!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry talking to your employees one-on-one sometimes to get their feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience. Hit KPI's and monthly quotas on consistent basis.

    Regional Sales (Former Employee)
    Bridgeport, CT

    ProsGood support and product development from Corporate HQ.

    ConsTowards the end the culture became a bit volatile due to cutbacks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with senior management for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, but challenged business (print).

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood, creative people and ability to take on new challenges.

    ConsChallenged business and not much recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees more.

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    Lack of a sense of community

    Editorial Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYounger staff members are approachable.

    ConsNo one cares about interns and giving them a real intern experience. Anyone above an editorial assistant will walk right pass you even though you see them everyday, working in the same department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more involved. Don't place running the interns solely on people not even two years out of college.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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