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Excellent company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in New York, NY

I have been working at Hearst Corporation

Pros

Benefits, excellent HR team, room for advancement, gym in building

Cons

Employee reviews are a long process.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    I have advanced more in my professional abilities here than anywhere else, but the burnout level is high.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    -They really push you to become better
    - Management generally cares about the concerns of their employees, whether or not they act upon them
    - Communication is strong between management and employee

    Cons

    - A meat-grinder mentality that can cause a lot of stress throughout the employees and causes burnout and high turnover
    - Little communication and rationality in allowing certain tasks to be completed effectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act on the advice of your employees more. Don't be stubborn when alternate tactics might work better. Promote a more streamlined communication method between employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    A multidimensional company flawed by one dimension thinking.

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

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Trendy corporate environment. Great location with easy access to mass transit. Some nice amenities, gym, decent cafeteria and local food establishments.

    Cons

    Corporate management is too far removed from the everyday to be effective. They take on a subordinate role in relationship to top editors and seem to walk on egg shells when it comes to problem solving. There is an apparent lack of systemic accountability which leads to ineffective work practices and deviation from SOP, that negatively affects quality, productivity and wastes company resources.

    There is a disconnect between the worker bees and management. There is a lot of back ally talk, rumors and a feeling that no one can be trusted.

    Management usually bases decisions to support their own agenda with ill regard to how their decisions influence things on a greater scale. Management picks up on the obvious and runs with it but drops the ball when it comes to seeing the big picture.

    Human Resources can use a few lessons in employee advocacy.

    The health benefits leave a lot to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a management team that is willing to take charge. It is not about micro managing but more about accountability and having the ability develop solutions that consider the many variables that influence an outcome. Develop methods of checks and balances to ensure that SOP is not deviated from. Sometimes the best path between two points is not a straight line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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