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New York, NY
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union ... Read more

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Steven R. Swartz
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  • "Good company, but top-heavy with management"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Editor in Kansas City, MO
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    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 5 years)


    A lot of hard-working, talented people focused on doing the job.


    Management is top-heavy and doesn't give workers all the resources they need to succeed.

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Hearst Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Hearst (New York, NY).


    Extremely drawn out process with a disheartening end - truly treated like a number and not a human being. I began interviews with Hearst in June. I did a phone screen with a recruiter and then came in to meet with the hiring manager for about 15-20 minutes in-person. After that, there was radio silence for about 5 weeks with no communications from the manager or recruiter. Then, I received an email with an assignment that was the 'final step,' which was incredibly easy. I completed the assignment and was then asked to come in again to meet the hiring manager a second time, as well as their manager. The hiring manager asked no questions this time and seemed very rushed. The VP was great and asked behavioral questions that were simple. There was no overview of the assignment, which came in 2 parts, that they had me work on. These two interviews totaled at about 45 minutes.

    I then informed Hearst of an external offer I received as soon as I heard. Hearst asked for references and spoke to one and then offered verbally. They still continued to speak to a second reference, however, the recruiter missed the call and my reference ended up calling more than once to try and reach the recruiter. The recruiter then blamed my reference on not sending their contact information, which I provided in my initial references email. My reference also forwarded me their email correspondence with the recruiter that proved their email was included in all communications. I also included their email and phone number in my reference document that was sent over after they requested references. Please do not do that to a potential recruit's references as it affects their relationships with the reference.

    Lastly, I asked for the weekend before accepting the offer. I asked for an extension due to a family emergency, which was rejected. I ended up accepting the offer and then was told that they wouldn't budge on their start date even though I clearly communicated when I would be able to start prior to accepting the offer. They said they had been "flexible enough" and they showed no remorse for the fact that would I had accepted the offer, I would have been giving my current job 5 business days notice. I expressed my commitment to leaving on good terms (2 weeks notice) and politely declined.

    I'd be cautious interviewing here given how they treated me. I met no peers throughout the process (I have no idea what the quality of junior to mid-level employees is like), which was the main reason I did not immediately accept the offer. They did not respect me and I am happily moving on with pursuing a different option.

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Company Updates

  • Reintroducing Metropolitan Home Magazine

    Reintroducing Metropolitan Home Magazine

    Metropolitan Home is returning to newsstands this month with a unique look at home design for Gen X and millennial city dwellers with modern style. Editor-in-Chief and Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner shares more about the relaunch and what readers can expect from the first issue.

  • Rick McFarland, vice president/chief data scientist, explained what business Hearst is in: “Hearst is actually a massive data creation company.”

    Lessons shared on Big Data Media Tour from Hearst, Bloomberg, ProPublica

    On day two of the Big Data Media Tour, 34 participants spent time with experts from three Manhattan media companies, discussing the revenue, legal, and public good facets of the subject. Big Data for Media Week, a joint venture of World Newsmedia Network (WNMN) and INMA, continued Wednesday with the final day of the Big Data Study Tour.

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