Here Media Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Had amazing coworkers, but the rest of the company is a mess and is weighed down by poor decisions from upper management

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

    I worked at Here Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Some of the people who work there are amazing
    -Great work/life balance
    -There are opportunities to attend a few great events and network with people outside the company

    Cons

    -Lots of management who continually make poor or uninformed decisions
    -Salaries are poor and there is not any opportunity to move up
    -Noticed a huge lack of direction, the company doesn't know what it wants to be
    -Large decisions are made on products and brands with zero market research being done, it is wasteful of time and money in the end

    Advice to Management

    Clean house if you want a company that can create truly great media, do some research to establish an

  2. Marketing

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

    I have been working at Here Media

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

    Pros

    Event invites and free drinks

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment, very shallow values and discussions, consistent sexual harassment, the pay, run by a conniving madman who cares more about his millions than furthering any LGBT causes.

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of the guys in charge, hire a more diverse time. Hire a creative director with a sound plan and vision.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Painful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Here Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were super fun and energetic.

    Cons

    Too many fire-drills.. Management had no idea what it was doing - ever.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lots of potential, but little realized

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

    I worked at Here Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, co-workers, exposure to LGBT culture, benefits are average, working on different brands, creating programs, working with editorial.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, no upward movement, little acknowledgement of success. Expect to be at work on assignments long after upper management has left the building. Location.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the the out of the box thinkers, the dedicated. Continuing to implement the same solutions will only net the same results.

  6. Helpful (1)

    review#1

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Here Media full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a relaxed corporate envirnment.

    Cons

    It has no inspired leadership or plan.

  7. Great environment. Nice people.

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Here Media as an intern

    Pros

    Had a mentor from day one that gave me challenging assignments. My experience here helped me to get my next job.

    Cons

    Position I had was unpaid however, the experience I gained was very valuable. Also had a somewhat long commute because of where I lived.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Top heavy company, not great from mid-level employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Here Media

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

    Pros

    Interesting people, fun and fast paced environment where there are lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, executive leadership is shaky. Mid-level employees are over-worked and under-paid.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time and money investing in the infrastructure and rewarding the people who put in the time to help the organization succeed.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Avoid if your intent is career growth and development

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

    I worked at Here Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When there was a significant amount of content-generating employees, as well as employees in general, a person could work alongside some dedicated and smart individuals. But then the company began to slash and burn its various teams.

    Cons

    When this company took on a bevy of print and online publications, the management clearly had no idea how much money and effort (i.e., people, manpower, etc.) it actually takes to produce quality content. The management sat at weekly management meetings to "ooh" and "aah" over metrics on website visits when the numbers could have been much higher with backing of needed efforts. In addition, failures of sales and marketing to produce on a regular basis were glossed over when content-producing areas were admonished despite generating landmark content benchmarks.

    Advice to Management

    Content is king. Stop thinking you'll save your company by investing in sales personnel when you've gutted content producers and the ones you have remaining are woefully inexperienced and generate content and efforts at overseeing content that makes them look like promoted secretarial staff. Oh yes, that's right...several of them are.

  10. Helpful (3)

    don't work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Here Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    work for a community that needs help but really, there is limited reasons...

    Cons

    challenging business environment, lack of business vision/plan, declining revenue

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