Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Senior Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The building is one of the nicest in New York City. The environment is fun and collaborative and the people are passionate and dedicated.

    Cons

    The distributed nature of magazines, TV stations and newspaper locations make large scale projects extraordinarily complicated and political.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on reducing silos, bringing together disparate groups and consolidating the unique groups into the overall umbrella of Hearst to make the teams better and more effective.


  2. Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privately owned company that offered very many perks in continuing education, healthcare, retirement benefits, tickets for outside of work events, onsite parking and Uptown Charlotte location. Excellent career advancements with the departments and company.

    Cons

    The company has started to downsize and outsource positions and departments.


  3. Creative services producer

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    Current Employee - Creative Services Producer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Creative Services Producer in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a history of excellence.

    Cons

    Takes some time for new things to come down the pipe


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Technology Organization!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Technical Talent Acquisition in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Technical Talent Acquisition in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hearst Technology is rapidly expanding their technology division, overhauling legacy systems and infusing the team with collaboration! Also, Hearst offers a great work/life balance

    Cons

    I don't have any concerns with Hearst Technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Design/Editorial/Magazine

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

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

    Pros

    the Hearst tower is a beautiful place to work. It has a modern gym, cafe and a lot of natural sunlight. It's a solid company that supports creative ideas. The overall feeling of the corporation is friendly.

    Cons

    The downside to working at Hearst is that you are provided very small budgets to support the very much needed BIG ideas. They are extremely budget conscious, and it can be debilitating at times. There is also an open floor plan, so be prepared to work closely with others.

    Advice to Management

    Hearst magazine division tends to have the same ideology throughout the magazine group, when each brand should have its own initiative and overall plan.


  7. Not progressive enough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great building, cafe, gym. Great brands.

    Cons

    Like most magazine publishing companies, Hearst is trying to find new streams of revenue. But top management is very old school and slow to change. They are trying to make efforts on the digital side but the whole company needs to be restructured. The brands are strong but definitely losing value (Oprah, Good Housekeeping, Road & Track). Many are also losing audience to digital publishers.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the very top levels and hire people who will make changes, not keep the status quo.


  8. Fabulous Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Great teams who take care about their own and promote from within if they can. Healthy environment, hard working and fun. Are privately owned so they are run a bit like a smaller company. You get the power and support of a corporation without some of the issues that make a public company a less enjoyable entity.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than Conde Naste and their are fewer material perks. You have to love working in their newer building that doesn't have any offices. Unless you are high up you won't have an office but a low cubicle. I find hearing very on else's conversations and not having any privacy during the day very distracting. I am not someone who likes having people approach me from behind.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your humanity. You culture is what makes you special. Your yearly sales meetings are a time for inspiration so don't forget the people left back at the office providing support for those attending workshops and meetings you put together. The little people at the company are your first point of contact in many cases. Educate both from the too down and the bottom up.

    Hearst Corporation Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Recruiter

    The open floor design on most floors is meant to encourage group collaboration, while keeping teamwork transparent and fluid. It also allows people to approach one another in a warm welcoming way.


  9. Business Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Marketing Executive Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Marketing Executive Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Successful multi-state corporation with corporate offices in San Diego.

    Cons

    What to use more of my real estate experiences

    Advice to Management

    I'm a University educated, 25 + years of professional relationship building skilled, positive attitude Sales Manager.


  10. ELLE Magazine

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My team is incredibly supportive, dedicated, and intelligent. I think this varies magazine to magazine.

    Cons

    Because it's a large corporation, my immediate supervisor, and our boss, have to run significant changes by the corporate team.


  11. nice

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Intern in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Sales & Marketing Intern in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Pros

    cool company, nice ppl, good food

    Cons

    didnt kno what to do w me

    Hearst Corporation Response

    Jul 7, 2015 – Recruiter

    Hearst offers many opportunities and outlets to get involved with various projects. It is important to engage and take advantage of these in order to advance your career.



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