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Lots of opportunities once in the company.

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Great benefits. Salaries are fair. Once you are in one magazine, it's possible to switch to another one easily. Once you are at Hearst, the company looks out for you.

Cons

In magazines, long hours are expected. The goal is to get the mag out on time, no matter how late you have to work.

Advice to Management

In senior positions, that is, jobs that are not billed by the hour, some considerations should be given to the number of hours and late nights one has to work.

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  1. Associate Designer

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful building / workspace, great team to work with, knowledgeable mentor that took the time to teach and advise

    Cons

    Unstable career path, especially in editorial field. Never know when a magazine will fold or when a team will get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    In a company as large as Hearst, I would hope that if there is a time when a magazine folds, that the company would do it's best to place the employees elsewhere within.


  2. The people were nice, but the internship was incredibly boring.

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    Former Intern - Intern (Editorial) in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern (Editorial) in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All of my supervisors were very kind and cheerful people. The office itself was very nice and not a bad place to spend the day. The food is amazing, though you have to pay for it yourself. Great coffee machine. I got some free cosmetics and housewares which was cool.

    Cons

    I spent probably 80% of my unpaid internship sitting around at the computer doing nothing. My supervisors wouldn't ever send me home and acted like it was a huge favor to let me leave early, even when I had nothing to do for the entire day. The things I did do were pretty menial- transcribing interviews, physically moving around packages, and Googling things. Considering it was unpaid, I didn't feel like I learned enough or made enough connections to be worth it. Many of the "meet and greets" were scheduled on days when I did not work, which was very annoying. Likewise, most of the "intern perks" (AKA free stuff) were given away on a day I did not work. My schedule was in no way unusual, just unluckily timed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your interns or don't make them sit around for hours on end. I'm sure this depends on the department, but looking back on my experience, I really should have quit before I finished.


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