Hearst Corporation Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Photo Editor

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice workplace, great brand-name association

    Cons

    Below market wages, poor work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for hard work


  2. Internship

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

    I have been working at Hearst Corporation

    Pros

    A lot of hands on work, opportunities to write for web and in-book

    Cons

    Unpaid internships, for credit only
    long hours


  3. Great company to be a part of

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company, poor morale

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Flash Graphic Designer my duty was to create, animate, distribute, and track digital web banner ads for the clients.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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

    Hearst Corporation Response

    Jul 7, 2015Recruiter

    Being transparent early on about client expectations is crucial in order to meet deadlines. We need to be aware of our competitors and keep up with them as we move to a more digital landscape.


  7. Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, nice perks, good money, beautiful location.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for permanent employment in the executive offices

    Advice to Management

    Give the little guy a chance!


  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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

    Hearst Corporation Response

    Jul 7, 2015Recruiter

    With a company this size in the heart of New York City, employees in these departments work the best to keep up with the demand.


  10. Distinguished company, a lot of changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. 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



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