Horizon Media

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Horizon Media Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
51 Reviews
3.4
51 Reviews
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Horizon Media President and CEO Bill Koenigsberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, great benefits, great culture and working environment (in 7 reviews)

  • great office space, great location, great clients, amazing growth opportunities (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • HR/upper management seems more reactive than proactive, when it comes to employee's well being (in 4 reviews)

  • Lots of finger pointing and time wasted appeasing different department heads (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office is amazing and a beautiful space to work in. Horizon did a great job of giving back to its employees in the form of office perks like happy hours or learning sessions with industry leaders. Overall the company is forward thinking and always trying to push clients further.

    Cons

    Employee reviews are lacking. Need to provide more concrete feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance (exception is digital team), career training and upward mobility.

    Cons

    Activation teams are worked to the bone, especially the digital team. Makes it very difficult to keep client happy, work on timeline and team morale up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Planner

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Horizon Media

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on big brands, great coworkers

    Cons

    Understaffed, poor executive leadership, slow to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on retaining business over pitching new business

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to begin a media career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OOH Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - OOH Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young and relaxed atmosphere with opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Salaries seem a bit lower compared to others in the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good place to advance or work.

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

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are thrown into a position and you have no choice but to learn. Great benefits

    Cons

    Hours are horrendous, upper management shuns you. They say they want change but when you suggest something that is different they shoot you down. Your best bet is to be quiet and just do your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you're single. Not family friendly

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

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn from seasoned vets. A lot of great clients and plenty of work.

    Cons

    Petty coworkers talking behind your back. It's unofficially considered a half day if you leave by 6. Many a night, leaving at 10 was the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workers aren't slaves. Value their personal lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    it made me appreciate the job i have now that much more.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Horizon Media

    Pros

    looked great on my resume.

    Cons

    -culture, a lot of passive aggressive and mean spirited people.
    -hours, if you leave at 6 on a regular basis it's considered that you don't have enough work. Except if you are on the search team.
    -Cross team communication, good luck trying to break through the barriers they'll throw up when you attempt to work collaboratively. A favorite phrase is "I don't know" when they should\do know.
    -If you show yourself to have talent and a strong work ethic you'll simply be expected to pick up the slack for everyone. Not something that is very fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workers observe daily and — in their behavior — often follow the example of their managers.

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

    MIXED REVIEW

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

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great work perks overall great place to start your career in media. upper management are easily accessible and very open.

    Cons

    Salary are on the lower side compared to other agencies and other entry level positions right out of college, very cliquey teams. have a wider veriety of clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher Salary

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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

    I worked at Horizon Media as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn so much about the industry. The internship program is great. One of the best thing is that it is organized well. Great opportunity to get a full time offer. Office culture is pretty laid back. Good hours

    Cons

    Small intern class. Usually there is only one intern per team. Pool party was a great time but really awk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 Horizon Media as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked in various departments in order to understand how the organization worked. Also worked with various vendors.

    Cons

    Immediate manager was not that involved and so I had to rely on other colleagues to assist. It did give me the opportunity to meet new people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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