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Had 3 interviews in which I spoke with two managers separately and then had a mock presentation as my last interview. The mock presentation is you presenting a media plan to an customer but you do not have any info on what they customer wants or needs nor any Hearst products

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Spoke with the recruiter than 2 more rounds. they were really nice but i wasn't that qualified. i think if you prepare well you'll be able to get it without the final round

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England

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I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Hearst (London, England) in Oct 2022

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The application was lengthy and honestly, I think they only pick out English-sounding names meaning, they may not hire POC. It's a shame really as companies such as this needs some diversity.

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Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hearst (New York, NY) in Jul 2022

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I applied online for a freelance position, heard back a week later then proceeded to have three virtual interviews with the recruiter, manager, and director. The process was pretty straightforward online.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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It was a long time ago but I remember the interview was quite casual but a real focus on creative ideas and what you can bring to the table. Good team energy

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hearst

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Amazing- so nice and asked good questions! Made me feel Comfortable. Explained the job well and why it was important to have all the required skills. Engaging despite being over video.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY

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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at Hearst (New York, NY) in Jul 2022

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The recruiter reached out to me for this role I didn’t contact them . When I interviewed with the hiring manager they kept asking me why I would want this role . Without really reviewing the potential inherent in the role . I shifted to how I could add value . However as I soon uncovered the job description was positioned as a head of analytics with broader responsibilities but it was only for one small aspect of the business . The role didn’t have all of the component functions that are part of an analytics team. Also the role reported to a title chief product officer that is from the 1950s production era with no focus on customer centricity. What is worse is that the hiring manager who spent more time trying to convince himself why I was too experienced didn’t even have the professional courtesy to have the recruiting team follow up to close out the process. Which I found to be highly unprofessional considering Hearst initiated contact . My sense is Hearst corporation is unprofessional and swarmy. Not what I would expect from such an allegedly prestigious brand in terms of professionalism . I don’t recommend interviewing with this company . The recruiting process needs improvement .

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Easy Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hearst in Jun 2022

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I was approached by a recruiter to talk about the role. After a brief chat we decided to set up an interview. Very little context was given about the role or what I will be doing and they said I will learn more in the interview. I go into the interview and my interviewers obviously had a very little idea about data and analytics and gave very little insight into what I would be doing. In fact they started the interview thinking I was applying for a management role completely different to data analytics. When asked how interested I was in keeping up interviewing I basically said I was not interested. Why would I be excited to join a company where the management team did not seem at all interested in talking to me?

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  • Tell me about your day to day in your current role? How do you wish to grow as analyst? Why are you looking to switch firms?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England

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Negative Experience
Average Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Hearst (London, England) in Jun 2022

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Went via a recruitment consultant. First interview was arranged. I turned up on the video call and no one was there, 15 minutes went by before I was told that they couldn't make it. Another time arranged, interview was a video call. Lasted 30 mins. Very rushed interview A bit of an American approach to interview questions. Interview seemed to go ok, was told i would get feedback on next stage by the end of the week, i have still had no feedback, have been ghosted by them. No communication from them despite chasing a number of times. Terrible. Gives an indication of the type of company that it is.

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Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Hearst as 50.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.55 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Marketing Manager and Intern rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Account Executive and Sales Assistant roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at Hearst takes an average of 20 days when considering 258 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Account Executive had the quickest hiring process (on average 11 days), whereas Intern roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 15 days).

Common stages of the interview process at Hearst according to 258 Glassdoor interviews include:

One on One Interview: 28.05%

Phone Interview: 26.83%

Presentation: 12.20%

Group Panel Interview: 11.59%

Drug Test: 5.89%

Skills Test: 5.89%

Background Check: 4.47%

IQ Intelligence Test: 2.44%

Personality Test: 1.42%

Other: 1.22%

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