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Great local publication lacking leadership and vision

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Current Employee - Account Executive/Sales in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Account Executive/Sales in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Great co-workers, established local brand

Cons

Seriously lacking in the fundamentals. No sales/media training for employees. Leadership lacks strategic vision. No consideration of clients needs and wants. 80s mentality to sales and closing new business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your people, create a product that really works for merchants, provide merchants with testimonials/information about success stories, market your product/services. Horror stories of massive turn over -- hoping reps would build business in one month. Brutal...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. An awesome line of work in a very tough place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Writer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    autonomy and creativity, access to people and information, smart staff and good publications, at the fore in terms of today's trends.

    Cons

    no investment in staff by company, management defeated by staff cuts and content standards. No support when it comes to moving around within the company

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    Go to bat for the people pulling the oar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great place to work

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Very smart and talented colleagues, beautiful offices, nice people generally.

    Cons

    Not very supportive environment, a lot of CYA behaviour makes it hard to innovate and take risks, not very empowering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work really thought varies from department to department. Empower people at all levels to contribute ideas for growth

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