Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    I work at Hearst

    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
  2. Held internship in the editorial department of a lifestyle magazine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Editors were all very kind to interns and receptive of our ideas
    -Hearst Tower is beautiful and situated in a great part of NYC
    -Cafeteria is awesome
    -Fun and interesting - no day was ever the same

    Cons

    -Competitive, catty office culture
    -Internship was unpaid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more responsibility and consider those who provided honest, free work when hiring for entry-level positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Distinguished company, a lot of changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Treat their employees well and have strong internal facing communication fostering a positive culture. Management styles are reflective of brand/division (which varies widely), however upper management is positively motivated to move the company forward.

    Cons

    Magazines are going through growing pains and brands are redefining themselves in the evolving marketplace. It's difficult for a large corporation to move with speed, but they're trying. Salaries are known to be lower then competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Marketing Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Laid back culture. good hours.
    nice building, working environment is great.
    nice cafe area and good food.

    Cons

    office politics for seniors.
    no bonuses, not much growth opporunity

  6. AMAZING

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Great people and environment, lots of learning experience. Higher-ups are interested in making you better at your job and are focused on teaching you how to improve.

    Cons

    I interned here, so the only con would have been that I was not getting paid for my internship. However, there were many other benefits to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good atmosphere with great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    - Working from home is easily done.
    - Great atmosphere.
    - Great people.

    Cons

    - You're not always keep in the loop when changes arise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. Great intern experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. Almost Anywhere Is Better Than Here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    Very few pros, a lot of cons to be honest.

    Cons

    Out of touch, awful management. Expensive benefits. No work/life balance. No opportunities to learn/promote. No one has received a raise in many years, no bonus, no COLA. Non-sales people paid at well below market rate. Morale is terrible, everyone is miserable and management turns a blind eye. A culture of favoritism, management drinks with subordinates and has put themselves in a very compromised position. Management rules by bullying and guilting employees into silence. Terrible ethics, greed rules all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your existing, producing employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Intern at Delish.com for Hearst Digital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Web Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - 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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