Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Hearst Corporation Vice Chairman and Interim CEO Frank A. Bennack Jr.
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. 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.

  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Nice, but reserved.

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Pretty good!

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    Former Freelancer - Freelance Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Freelance Photo Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation (less than a year)

    Pros

    great teams, some of the best in the business, nice perks, holiday parties (free beauty products)! great pay for freelancers. great cafeteria! I was so spoiled.

    Cons

    tough hours, no insight onto getting hired full time. I wish there were even more opportunities but overall great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perhaps invest more in the future of all employees, freelance or full time. Everyone wants the opportunity to grow within an established company. More one on one talks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Flash Graphic Designer my duty was to create, animate, distribute, and track digital web banner ads for the clients.

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    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
  7. Great!

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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

    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
  8. 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
  9. Need to upgrade their toolbox

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    Former Employee - Digital Account Exectivue
    Former Employee - Digital Account Exectivue

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Nice office, free parking and coffee

    Cons

    No room for advancement, archaic mindset that seems to rest on the laurels of William Randolf Hearst's former glory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your digital fulfillment since we all know it does not render ROI, many times you are selling snake oil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    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
  11. Overall good experience

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    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

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