Hearst Corporation

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Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
203 Reviews
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Hearst Corporation Vice Chairman and Interim CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You aren't required to work non stop, good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Learned a lot during my employment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management somewhat disorganized, food bar is expensive (in 12 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours, not unbearable (in 10 reviews)

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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Mostly positive experiences while interning at different titles at Hearst Corporation. It is a good place to network, and most of the time people want to help and mentor you. You definitely have to work hard first and prove yourself before anything though.

    Cons

    Unpaid internships and long work hours, but that's something you should expect before even applying to magazines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Art/Photo Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art/Photo Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great building, cafeteria, and love the free museum perks. learned a ton and met people in the industry. great company to have on resume. hands on experience with several departments.

    Cons

    it's hard to move up- upper management in my department is really slow. tight on budget. slow when it comes to switching over to digital. they're trying though! they make you work long hours and give assistants a lot of busy work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep great, talented, and hardworking people- you must ask how they're doing and compensate! weed out bad, lazy managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Strong Team ~ Power Industry Leading Web Solutions

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    Current Employee - Web Designer in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy being part of a team where quality and solutions matter - it feels great!
    We not only design and develop websites, we offer true business drivers for our clients; measuring success and impacting conversion daily. It’s very hard to compete with a full service team like ours. The collective team knowledge and commitment to clients is second to none. I have the opportunity to design a brands identity online and to ultimately impact their business through my UI and UX knowledge. This is proving to be a great training ground to tune my skills as a designer.

    Cons

    I sometimes find it hard to pull away from my work. I am naturally driven and dedicated to create wonderful sites for my clients. Unlike other places I have been, here I feel like I am making a true customer impact. This along with my project portfolio makes it necessary that I manage my time well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in our future, help us eliminate barriers and reduce obstacles. Continue to bring the teams together to map out the overall vision. We are excited by the products, platforms and direction you have brought to us. We finally feel like we have a voice and that someone is listening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Editorial Intern

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    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Hearst Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful learning experience and great for your resume. I was afraid I would only be involved in clerical and administrative tasks, but was given the opportunity to learn and increase knowledge of the industry, as well as become familiar with the editorial and creative processes.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say! Perhaps I was lucky, but I enjoyed every moment of my internship.

    Recommends
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hearst is a great company to work for. You have the opportunity to move around and find what works best for you. Some bosses are tougher than others, but that's everywhere. After a year in a position, you have the opportunity to apply for something else anywhere in the company.

    Cons

    You have to have a tough skin to work here. You deal with a lot of different personalities and I don't think the pay compensates for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, Smart People and the digital space is growing.

    Cons

    Lots of mistakes from a company Hearst acquired that made things very difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on customer success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Very intelligent people

    Cons

    Not many

    Lack of training

    Small raise increases

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work at if you can handle the chaos

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, visible position, awesome food bar

    Cons

    Upper management somewhat disorganized, food bar is expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a game plan and stick to it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful place even for freelancers, great work if you can get it

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    Former Employee - Freelance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The entire staff of the magazine I freelanced at was incredibly supportive and understanding. I always felt at home even as a freelancer.I worked for a few months, and would stay there but the job wasn't quite for me in terms of future goals. I would recommend working at the less cutthroat magazines (Dr. Oz/HGTV) instead of those filled with backstabbing people (Seventeen...)

    Cons

    There really are no cons except for wishing you could transition into a full-time job and stay with Hearst. I'm not sure how supportive they are of transitioning you to a real job if that's what you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that they should have a more robust internal program for all young talent working there from interns, to freelancers to young professionals, to demonstrate how we can grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Manager at Hearst

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with great brands and advertisers. There is room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Bonuses are dependent on sales hitting their goal, minimal to no salary increases, no reviews and the current morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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