Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Hearst Corporation Vice Chairman and Interim CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr.
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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. Photo INTERN

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people in a fast-paced, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Hours can be very long

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits and time off policy, strong opportunities for advancement

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Progressive attitudes
    Nice time off policy
    Respectful and professional employees; safe environment

    Cons

    Indifferent HR department
    Raises/promotions infrequent, so salary negotiation is critical
    Wish there were more opportunities for flextime/work-from-home

    Advice to Management

    Consider more flexible work-from-home policies to give employees the freedom to work remotely when necessary, or travel and work remotely

  3. Manager - Digital Media Services

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    Former Employee - North Carolina in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - North Carolina in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team was awesome and the work environment was very encouraging. Most sales departments can get very cutthroat and competitive. Not this one! We worked together as a team to help peers close deals. It was a very high stress environment but working with that team was incredible.

    Cons

    It was very high stress and there was a lot of pressure to perform right out of the gate. They offered a 2 week long training session that was incredibly helpful but it was a ton of information, a lot of which I didn't understand. So when I got out into the field I was a little lost and that was frustrating but over all, it was a positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the reps and provide more feedback.

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  5. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Nice office, entry level employees are nice.

    Cons

    little responsibility, low mobility to move upward

  6. Photo Editor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice workplace, great brand-name association

    Cons

    Below market wages, poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for hard work

  7. Editorial Intern

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience that gives you a real life feel of the publishing world, you get to work on some of the world's most esteemed magazines, intern supervisors are extremely nice and understanding (at least in the departments I have worked in), they really want you to learn and value you being there

    Cons

    No pay, sometimes little to do so just given busy work, there are a lot of other interns

  8. Internship

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    A lot of hands on work, opportunities to write for web and in-book

    Cons

    Unpaid internships, for credit only
    long hours

  9. Great company to be a part of

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Growing and doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Very result driven. Earn your freedom

    Cons

    Salary isn't as high as other companies. Culture lacks from time to time.

  10. Good company, poor morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a good place to start a career because of it's reputation and perks (like a gym on site, discounts at local stores, etc). The Cafe and Health Center are great as well. Also, the hours (which do differ depending on department) are pretty much 9-5, and there is not a lot of pressure to work on the weekends or after you head home.

    Cons

    It's almost impossible to move up without someone above of you leaving or getting promoted themselves. There are no real raises besides the standard 1-2% each year, no bonuses unless you are pretty high up (which is hard to get to in the first place), so you don't feel as though you are being acknowledged or compensated for your week. Every department is different, but from my experience morale is pretty low and there aren't incentives to do more than the minimum on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to Management

    The entry- and mid-level employees need more of a boost to feel as though they are really a valuable and appreciated part of the company. It's unfair to have the manager who has been there for 7 years be making $20K less than the new manager that was just brought in from an outside company. Communication among departments and teams needs to be streamlined and improved.

  11. Nice, but reserved.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Photo Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Photo Intern in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Almost every is nice and willing to answer questions.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of employee mingling. There is zero communication between magazines and very little between teams within a specific magazine.

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