Hearst Corporation

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Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
222 Reviews
3.5
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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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    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Very friendly, and competitive salary and benefits package, 401k match was good as well. Company values their employees and this is obvious from the top down.

    Cons

    Promotions were not a custom or usual topic for discussion for people in support role positions. Growing a career would probably require you to step out of this group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great intern experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Freebies, awesome environment, great cafeteria food, made some good connections for the industry and everyone tends to be very nice

    Cons

    Lot of other interns, my advisor ask me not to just talk to the top editors after i asked if they wanted a snack that I brought in for the office and their doors were all open. Didn't know offering food was a bad thing as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more to interns and really let them help with projects. Also tell them if you think they could be a good fit for any potential openings and stay in touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Intern at Delish.com for Hearst Digital

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    Former Employee - Web Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Editorial Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, lots of opportunities to interview restaurant owners and such over the phone. Great experience for someone just getting into the industry. SEO training was offered, and I ended up with a few bylines.

    Cons

    Quiet office so it was kind of dull. Internships are unpaid, so it was very expensive to travel back and forth from my college in Westchester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the internship is unpaid (which is not the decision of the management, but rather the bigwigs up top I'm sure), gifts are a great perk! My boss gave me chocolate, wine, soda, treats...it was definitely nice to get tangible tokens of appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great

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    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Photojournalist in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and they take care of their long standing employees. They always have things in place to make your job easy.

    Cons

    I think the pay could be better... Our competetors pay more for the same job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad salary and sometimes reminded me of high school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to intern, but not very hands on.

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

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

    Pros

    If you're really perceptive, it's a great way to get an inside look at the world of magazines and decide if you want to build a career there. Just, be assertive and ask to learn things or you might not get as much out of it - people are there to work, so naturally you're not their first thought. The staff is friendly and there are amaizing perks despite not getting paid. Looks great on a resume too!

    Cons

    You're really just observing aside from solo internship projects. Never sat in on meetings or anything, just typical grunt work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great for intens to work together or at least contribute to something rather than sending out mail and picking up dry cleaning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Career growth, extremely stable company, smart people, great benefits

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Large private company that supports its people. Continued professional growth, many great benefits only a large company can provide, sense of stability and security. It is a very approachable organization at every level.

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities and ability to move around the organizational units of which there are many. While I have seen more loyalty here than previous employers I think that would improve if there was opportunity to gain experience across the multi-faceted company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the smartest and accessible senior management teams I have worked with and I hope that continues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had an incredible experience interning at Hearst Magazines.

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

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

    Pros

    I was thrown into the world of magazine publishing and gained valuable hands-on knowledge through working with the market department.

    Cons

    It is a large corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company - Fun people

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    Former Employee - Digital Ad Operations Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Ad Operations Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    - Office Culture
    - Great Offices

    Cons

    - Human Resources are disconnected with employee and different departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Reckless and Out of Touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Fun to work on widely distributed magazines

    Cons

    management confused and short sighted. literally have no idea what people want from a magazine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up and inspire better content.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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