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

Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated May 21, 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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    Great company, great building but horrible benefits and incredibly decentralized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCash rich company with a real sense of direction from a product perspective. They have brought on some new and exciting leaders that will help with the drive to digital. The building is incredible and the gym and doctors office perks are great. Competitive salaries.

    ConsI have been working for big companies for almost 20 years and the Hearsts benefits package is pathetic. Not to mention when you get hired you have to wait almost 2 months to get them. That is unacceptable for a large company. The 401k match is a joke. The company is so decentralized it's also inefficient in some areas. HR is different in every unit and some like Hearst Newspapers are lacking HR. Core functions like HR, finance, IT etc should all be centralized for efficiency. Good news is they have started this for IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people are your assets not just your brands. Work on some real benefits.

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    Editorial (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHearst is an amazing company and I felt important being there, even as an intern. The building is beautiful, too.

    ConsWanted to write more than I did and was tasked with social media. I wish the position description related my actual intern duties better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntern structure wasn't set up well. I always had to ask for tasks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Top notch company to work for.

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsExcellent benefits with long term visibly within a cash-rich corporation.

    ConsDoesn't promote within. Tend to look outside the company for mid level management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't overlook the employees who work hard to make you look good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits, but lack of direction

    Account Executive/Sales (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFair benefits, great base, company that is in a transition between print and digital. Managers were good, hard working people, but we're limited to products that that did not really help small business success in their digital marketing campaigns.

    ConsNo clear direction for digital media account executives. Sub par products in the market place that were not competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many packages that are outdated for the small business. Focus and specialize in one vertical and branch out from there.

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    Overall Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat building and perks, very nice location and people. The work life balance is good and is normal 9-5 format.

    ConsA bit rigid in structure compared with a more entreprenueral workplace.

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    Solid in Seattle

    Key Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsWork hard, paid well lots of opportunity to earn.

    ConsExpensive benefits, operations done in another office make last minute launches hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you're doing Karl.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hearst Digital has got it together

    Senior Web Editor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAt least when I was there, Hearst was pretty much the only one of the major publishers who had a clue about what to do with digital (esp compared to Conde Nast and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia). Smart people, and pretty nimble about technological changes. The CMS was custom built in-house, so it was much easier to get problems worked on and upgraded than with outside systems.

    And the Hearst Tower, what a glorious building! So much natural light. And the corporate gym. Oh, the corporate gym. That was the best perk I had at a job ever. EVER!

    ConsSalaries. They are really on the low side of competitive. Also, not much room for advancement. Have heard of lots of changes in Digital lately that have led to low, low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPAY MORE! Give more opportunities for advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Educating

    Ad Sales Assistant (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStrong team environment
    full of opportunity to learn

    Conspoor communication amongst top heads and employees
    little to no opportunity for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic company to work for. Great pool of talented people, high standards, known for quality work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTalent still matters here. Good work environment here in Uniondale, Long Island. Centrally located near Roosevelt Field mall.

    ConsIt can feel a little too corporate here sometimes and there appears to be a lack of diversity at the executive and corporate levels.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSales Directors allowed me to work closely on RFP's and Sales meetings to get a good understanding of the role.

    ConsSome of the programs were out of date for learning purposes

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