Hearst Corporation

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Not what I thought it would be

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

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

Pros

• Learned how to navigate through NYC, which is great skill to have. Once you know 1 city, you can easily navigate another
• Lots of free stuff from samples and photoshoots
• Got 1 byline in national magazine
• Got to attend photoshoots, which was fun!
• Last week of my internship I got to help in the fashion department and work in fashion closet.

Cons

• No pay and I worked 40 hours per week for entire summer
• Had to pay all travel expenses
• Interns got the less-desirable jobs like running around the city to pick up samples
• Was told I would get a few bylines throughout the summer but only got 1 and it was not an article—it was a sidebar
• Management says they want peoples’ ideas but they don’t. The magazine has such a set tone that they aren’t willing to try anything new or fun.
• They didn’t have enough work for me. Everytime I asked what I could do, my supervisor said she “had nothing right now”. I ended up sitting at my desk surfing the net most of the time. (If you don’t have enough work for me, don’t keep me during my summer working 40 hours per week. Cut me to 20 per week or something)
• Very clicky atmosphere. It was like high school all over again. Awful!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

• Pay interns at least minimum wage.
• give transportation vouchers. If interns are running your errands you should at least pay subway ware.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working as an intern! My supervisor is nice and keeps me busy (and no, it's not all tedious work). My co-workers are wonderful but occasionally catty. But I am very happy with my experience!

    Cons

    They don't pay interns or employees all too much :/

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, best of the best

    Cons

    Petty sales team, stuffy environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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