Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Steven R. Swartz
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Pros
  • The work life balance is good and is normal 9-5 format (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, Great experiences, (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Disconnect with upper management (in 12 reviews)

  • In magazines, long hours are expected (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Very diverse media company with a range of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privately held and reasonably large company that provides many different opportunities for smart people. Smart work is well rewarded in my personal experience.

    Cons

    As with any reasonably sized company, Hearst can at times provide a safe haven for people who are doing little and hiding in the corners. Keeping people motivated is challenging and sometimes frustrating.


  2. Great Pay, Perkes & Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, perks, and benefits. Wonderful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Newer digital selling side made it difficult to combat the competitors.


  3. Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, your success is up to you

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    stay great


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  5. Nice & Quiet

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent place to work, plenty of things to work on. Good place to refine your knowledge and improve your skills

    Cons

    Not great for individual growth. Not a whole lot of room for career meaningful career advancements in the technical side of things. It's a media/business company through & through - tech is simply a mean to and end

    Advice to Management

    Culture begins from the top. Pay attention to your employees. Give them reason to stay.


  6. Creative Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Jackson Heights, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Jackson Heights, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Nurses office has a great lactation room and fridge for all returning moms.

    Cons

    There is not much work/life balance. Management needs more training in retention and employee engagement.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding and frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, supportive and understanding immediate supervisors who listen to suggestions and correct problems. Casual atmosphere with room to speak freely, laugh and have fun to break the stress of ongoing news deadlines.

    Cons

    Upper management entrenched, refusing to recognize a series of bad hires and the problems with those hires. Employees who predated this management are generally ignored and disregarded while the bad hires are the favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees who are bringing problems to your attention. Address those problems or replace the bad hires. The product is suffering.


  8. Business Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Grest company to work for by far

    Cons

    long hours and no back up advail

    Advice to Management

    stp changing


  9. Sales Executive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training for Google SEO & SEM. Great opportunity to learn about digital and print media.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, lack of stability.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the good employees and improve the work/life balance.


  10. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Hearst building - it felt magical to go to work in the building designed by Sir Norman Foster. Great co-workers - I learned a lot from everyone I interacted with.

    Cons

    No full time opportunity available


  11. Big.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Pismo Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Writer in Pismo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a prestigious company.

    Cons

    Prestige is not very edible.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. The company is great. But the newsroom and creatives could do with a little more pay.



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