Hachette Filipacchi
2.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.hfmus.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Hachette Filipacchi Chairman Jack Kliger

Jack Kliger

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company that could be better

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi full-time for more than 10 years

Prosbeing a big publisher enables one to harness resources that may not exist with a smaller publisher

Consbeing a big publisher also tends to stifle innovation and creativity. Not having a mechanism for innovation on all levels of the company, not just the upper levels.

Advice to Senior Managementbe more open to implementing fresh ideas, and set up structure to reward innovation throughout the company

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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If you enjoy doing a lot of work for little appreciation, it's great

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWe had a cafeteria at one point...

ConsExpected one person to do the work of 5.

Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully getting bought out weeded out the bad seeds.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

Prosgreat benefits, global company, nice people, great magazines

ConsCompetitive, not super innovative, old school, low paying

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It was great

Fashion Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsI got a lot of relevant experience

ConsI didn't meet a lot of people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Run by clueless French upper-management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

Prosaccess to main stream magazine titles.

Consvery low pay
lack of trust
short staffed
too many layer, upper management level

Advice to Senior Managementtrust your employees and increase the pay

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A sad graveyard of talent waiting to be sold off the Hearst.

Going, Going, Gone Sold to the Highest Bidder (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsGreat editorial staffs — you can't go wrong with the people at Elle and Woman's Day. They're behind on digital, and phrases like "innovation" and "social media" are just buzzwords they throw around—but they try so hard to sound like they know what they're talking about! A lot of freedom to work from home and balance your personal life with your professional duties.

ConsAwful morale. They finally sold it off to Hearst, but it took long enough. A depressing company with people just phoning it in and waiting patiently to land there next job elsewhere. Desks stacks one on top of another and, outside of editorial, everyone hates each other. Senior management is uncommunicative and has little or no concern for anyone outside the C-suite.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to everyone. This is a graveyard of talent. Just be honest to your staff and lay everyone off already.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not as bad as you hear...

Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsWith the recent changes, including their offices, the environment is a lot friendlier than in the past.

ConsNo more 401k matching or tuition reimbursement

Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure

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Sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsGreat co-workers, but it depends what department you're in. Decent vacation time and benefits.

ConsSloppy management, pay cuts, no reviews, no raises, moral circling the train. Fine if you're just working for a paycheck.

Advice to Senior ManagementJust sell us already...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Most incompetent major publishing company

Online Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsUnless you work for Elle (or maybe the car books), there are none.

ConsManagement had no idea how to run magazines or websites. Installed incompetent people to run the show. They're not ready for the 21st century--which may explain why they sold off many of their titles. It's impossible to accomplish anything there.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake advice from employees on how to do things right. Get your head out of the sand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Sinking ship

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Hachette Filipacchi

ProsIf you don't really care about your career and just want a job, this is a good place. You can get away with just about anything, while getting your paycheck.

ConsThe company is doing poorly
Layoffs are common
raises are non-existant

Advice to Senior Managementclose down shop

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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