Hearst Corporation

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Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 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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  1.  

    Good So Far! 1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Media Consultant in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    the ability to make $$$ - if you are performing well, manager leaves you alone. Good group of people and lots of incentives to do well.

    Cons

    office is dumpy, it is stressful, but the stress is a good thing in a sales job. you have to learn the ropes in order to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sometimes praise is a good thing. it should always be whats next? sometimes you need to live in the now and acknowledge how hard people are working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The interns get real world experience at a publishing giant and everyone in my department was super nice and helpful. It was very social and all birthdays/weddings/babies were celebrated with a cake and small gathering in the conference room, which really helped with feeling like a team. The Hearst Tower in NY is a spectacular building and has a great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Because different department interns are hired for fall, winter, summer and spring sessions, the job does not lead to a job offer after graduation. I actually applied for a job after graduation but Hearst wanted 1-2 years experience for a position in my department that was similar to what I had been doing. Also, the internship is nonpaid, which can be tough in an expensive city like NY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, amazing office

    Cons

    HR team wasn't so nice to me - conflicting advices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give chance to internationals and this company will grow a lot more - my team wanted to keep me badly. But, could not do so because of "company policies"

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Room for advancement, friendly co-workers, talented and dedicated co-workers

    Cons

    no cons that I am aware of.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, but good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    deadlines of insanity
    waterfall effect from those deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic about deadlines in conjunction with your actual workforce and their ability to complete the work properly

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable company, smart people, lots to learn, bleeding edge technology and innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    for such a a big corp, surprising willingness coming from the top down to experiment and innovate in terms of the digital strategy. always learning something new. flexibility with working at home. very smart, motivated people to learn from. constantly implementing the latest and greatest technologies. great benefits and salary. hard work and honesty wins respect. agile methodology works well in my department. good team energy, good mix of people.

    Cons

    this doesn't really apply to me, but, a warning to others in the tech/IT areas - this is not a job for wallflowers. you're expected to do your homework and have an opinion and self-motivate to keep up to speed with latest ideas and innovations. it's more than hiding behind a computer screen, so not a job for the lazy or intellectually uninterested developer. if you don't know how to do something, you're expected to figure it out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Find the right part of Hearst and you'll be happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Currently very aggressive with finding what works in digital. Great people. Open to letting people work on things outside their specific job to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Typical large company challenges. You have to work with a lot of people to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    nice building facilities nice people good compensation

    Cons

    corporate politics, no bonus for analyst

  10.  

    What you put in you get out. HUGE opportunities for success and career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Manager is hands on and 100% committed to your success. Company believes in education and ongoing training .
    Great commission package and many short term incentives and contests. You get to your own your business and the sales cycle from beginning to end. Every 3 months I am pleasantly surprised by ongoing efforts to improve quality of products and culture for employees. We have hands down best product and price compared to competitors in market.

    Cons

    Office is a bit outdated
    Different departments & Divisions are segmented
    Not the best health benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A wonderful first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A friendly, dynamic company with the best people to work with.

    Cons

    The company has gone above and beyond to help me grow so no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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