Haymarket Media

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Haymarket Media Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
52 Reviews
2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • With one notable exception everyone at Haymarket is lovely and the company certainly has some great brands (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity to grow and learn (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries are awful as they pay well under the market average (in 3 reviews)

  • high staff turnover, lower than average salaries, innovation and ideas made by junior staff taken by senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Eh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haymarket Media

    Pros

    Laid backish, good hours, open to opinions and ideas

    Cons

    Backwards at times, barely any raises, difficult growth, salaries low, no training

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture, stuck in the past

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

    I worked at Haymarket Media

    Pros

    Truly one of the best cultures I've worked in in years. Generally very employee driven.

    Cons

    Small team of senior management who have very antiquated thinking run everything. Very little empowerment. Very risk-averse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the entire tech and web team. Empower and involve mid level managers. Evolve or die.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    You'll probably regret working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haymarket Media

    Pros

    There used to be some, but with all of the turnaround and extreme cheapness, you won't find a perk unless you are in the special clique

    Cons

    Where do I even begin. NY relies on the reputation of the UK brands, but everything is done backwards. Morale is terrible, people seem to be in a constant state of panic, and there is zero professional development. Upper management only cares about the bottom line. It says something that turnover is something crazy like 1/3 every year. To top it off, salaries are well below market rate and there are some questionable ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training and setting up departments to succeed. You can't just expect people to make it up as they go along, and then wonder why the brands are failing. Setting unrealistic expectations doesn't mean it's going to get done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Much room for improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haymarket Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent vacation time, flexible hours, very diverse, very friendly working environment. Most departments are micromanaged.

    Cons

    Compensation does not match the responsibilities for the job. Very little room for advancement. High turnover. Company is very slow on decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest more time to train employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Thinking of working here? You could do worse, but you could also do much better...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Haymarket Media

    Pros

    There are a lot of good, smart, hard-working and talented people here, the brands are well-regarded in their respective industries, and there are SOME dept. heads that truly do care about more than just the "bottom line".

    Cons

    However, if you have an opinion or ideas of your own and like them to be heard, you probably will not like it here. If you want access to the latest technologies for doing your job and expect efficient processes, you will not like it here. If you are not willing to kiss a** to get ahead, you definitely will not like it here. Working with nice people is great, but you need to also make sure you are challenged, continually growing your skill sets and feel inspired by upper management... all of which is not happening for most employees here. To sum it up, many people are leaving (or trying to) and morale is extremely low. So, unless you're just trying to get some experience on your resume or just really need a job/paycheck, do yourself a favor and don't settle on Haymarket. Look for an opportunity where you'll be respected and invested in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have so many amazing people on staff, but you need to listen to them more so that they stay! We all can't have what we want and no environment is perfect or stress-free, but there are definitely certain members of staff and the Executive Board who are more caught up in their own egos or needing to always be in control than in being in line with what it takes to be an "Employer of Choice". Giving free stuff and organizing fun parties is great, but it's important how you TREAT people that's important as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management Accountant

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    Former Employee - Management Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at Haymarket Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Snacks - Three Weeks Vacation - Great Location - Awesome Enviroment. Haymarket Media is trying to change the company for the better. New CFO D.S is one of the nicest, understanding, and super cooperative person you can ever work with. As someone else mentioned, it is a non yelling culture. And the entire Finance Dept was/is attentive and willing to help. CEO is caught up in a circle of trust, which makes it difficult to break in, but he tries to listen and looks to implement positive change

    Cons

    Long hours because of the lack of a good structure and a good set of procedures. Volume of work is very high and you find yourself working during weekends. Software is not user friendly, but for the most part it does the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. It is hard to implement the desired changes in a timely fashion, but it is the nature of the beast. CFO is in touch with the needs. She knows what battles to fight. Give the CFO the room needed to change things for the better and I'm sure the company will benefit greatly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Haymarket Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people here. Close to subway.

    Cons

    no cons. nothig to talk

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    YIKES

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haymarket Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you consider standard vacation days and free pita chips a pro - then yes, there are some pros.

    Cons

    If you are young and working here, RUN AWAY FAST. This is no place for anyone starting a career. You will gain nothing from your time here. There is NO professional development here. This place will set you back a year or two in your career search. If you find yourself stuck here because of the need of a paycheck, try to read a book a week to keep up your brain activity. You will probably find yourself in a mind-numbing position with no hope for growth, so do everything in your power to counteract that. Don't lose hope if you are employed here! Do your time and aggressively search elsewhere (trust me everyone else in the company is too).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, everyone has tried to help the higher-ups and they could care less. Good job hiring poorly, paying poorly, and alienating all young people in the media business. I'm sure it will bode well for your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Currently in a complete state of "holy crap". Unstable employment...everyone seems to be leaving at a fast rate.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Haymarket Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people. Office is located in a convenient spot to trains and subways. I really can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Agreed that if you are not in the "special" clique, you go unnoticed for all the years you have invested. No communication between anyone really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they deserve instead of changing the color of the paint in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for some - not so good for most

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Haymarket Media full-time

    Pros

    decent benefits package - good # vacation days

    Cons

    Bad management; only certain people are promoted and given perks; priorities not based in reality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your employees wellbeing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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