Hearst Corporation

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Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
235 Reviews
3.5
235 Reviews
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Hearst Corporation Vice Chairman and Interim CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You aren't required to work non stop, good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Learned a lot during my employment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management somewhat disorganized, food bar is expensive (in 12 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours, not unbearable (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Great people, nice perks, good money, beautiful location.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for permanent employment in the executive offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the little guy a chance!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Flash Graphic Designer my duty was to create, animate, distribute, and track digital web banner ads for the clients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flash Graphic Designer in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Flash Graphic Designer in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to be creative with different designs
    Learned about local companies
    Friendly environment and staff who would ALWAYS help you
    Great learning opportunites

    Cons

    Very stressful tight deadlines at the end of every month

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Smart, supportive coworkers, pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    IT problems seem to take a long time to resolve, seems a bit disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I work at Hearst

    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good building; lots of perks; great coworkers; delicious food; internal job board

    Cons

    Mean Human Resources department; art gallery isn't as stocked as it could be; gym only has one scent of body wash; sometimes, the sushi bar runs out of tuna; there are only 16 elevators, so you might have to stop at other people's floors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Hearst Corporation as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and good working environment

    Cons

    Layoffs come out of left field and can come in waves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Held internship in the editorial department of a lifestyle magazine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Editors were all very kind to interns and receptive of our ideas
    -Hearst Tower is beautiful and situated in a great part of NYC
    -Cafeteria is awesome
    -Fun and interesting - no day was ever the same

    Cons

    -Competitive, catty office culture
    -Internship was unpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more responsibility and consider those who provided honest, free work when hiring for entry-level positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Distinguished company, a lot of changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treat their employees well and have strong internal facing communication fostering a positive culture. Management styles are reflective of brand/division (which varies widely), however upper management is positively motivated to move the company forward.

    Cons

    Magazines are going through growing pains and brands are redefining themselves in the evolving marketplace. It's difficult for a large corporation to move with speed, but they're trying. Salaries are known to be lower then competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great. Passionate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Easy to talk with management open door policy

    Cons

    Promotions,salary and bonus are light

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    AMAZING

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Great people and environment, lots of learning experience. Higher-ups are interested in making you better at your job and are focused on teaching you how to improve.

    Cons

    I interned here, so the only con would have been that I was not getting paid for my internship. However, there were many other benefits to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Laid back culture. good hours.
    nice building, working environment is great.
    nice cafe area and good food.

    Cons

    office politics for seniors.
    no bonuses, not much growth opporunity

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