Hearst Corporation

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Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
173 Reviews
3.4
173 Reviews
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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
  • long hours, slow ladder climbing (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to be more cut-throat and has become very disorganized (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Find the right part of Hearst and you'll be happy.

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Currently very aggressive with finding what works in digital. Great people. Open to letting people work on things outside their specific job to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Typical large company challenges. You have to work with a lot of people to get anything done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad experience

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    Current Employee - Manager IT
    Current Employee - Manager IT

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Money, easy to play the game if you know the politics

    Cons

    Terrible expectations set for your success/goals. All politics. Stuck in the stone age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the politics, groom younger employees who are knowledgable about cutting edge tech and allow them to innovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Smart and engaged company, work-life balance is virtually non-existent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has really solid values and is extraordinarily ethical. Their product and reputation are a strong addition to my resume.

    Cons

    My personal experience with a micro-manager boss has marred things, with almost no work-life balance I don't see how I can maintain my personal happiness and continue with this company. Office culture and morale at my job-site do not seem to be a concern of corporate execs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale and job-satisfaction need to be a bigger concern of management. Salary alone won't result in retention of talent. I would suggest a job-satisfaction survey every few years to determine which job-sites have issues, and address those issues quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved the comraderie

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Hearst Corporation part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great teamwork, pretty easy going environment. If you love journalism, this is a good paper.
    Incredible location right on the water at the base of Queen Anne and the Seattle Center.

    Cons

    No more print newspaper, online only. Under big corporate management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people. Too much second guessing and treating staff as peons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    nice building facilities nice people good compensation

    Cons

    corporate politics, no bonus for analyst

  7.  

    Project Manager at Hearst

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to work with great brands and advertisers. There is room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Bonuses are dependent on sales hitting their goal, minimal to no salary increases, no reviews and the current morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Still Having Trouble From Print to Digital Conversion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hearst has a very excellent benefit package and good, but compensation is not that great. Hearst Corporation has a good reputation as a news leader. Received some on-the-job training.

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities. Plus the salaries and compensation are not at all that great. They also gave salespeople a crummy cell phone to use a tracking device so upper management can track your every move. Quite strange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Privacy and trust with employees would be great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A wonderful first job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A friendly, dynamic company with the best people to work with.

    Cons

    The company has gone above and beyond to help me grow so no cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best internship experience

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

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

    Pros

    A variety of projects to take on - from editing to product testing. I really enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Company culture could be more integrative

  11.  

    Lots of opportunities once in the company.

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

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Salaries are fair. Once you are in one magazine, it's possible to switch to another one easily. Once you are at Hearst, the company looks out for you.

    Cons

    In magazines, long hours are expected. The goal is to get the mag out on time, no matter how late you have to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In senior positions, that is, jobs that are not billed by the hour, some considerations should be given to the number of hours and late nights one has to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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