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"Lots of opportunities once in the company."

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Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
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I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits. Salaries are fair. Once you are in one magazine, it's possible to switch to another one easily. Once you are at Hearst, the company looks out for you.

Cons

In magazines, long hours are expected. The goal is to get the mag out on time, no matter how late you have to work.

Advice to Management

In senior positions, that is, jobs that are not billed by the hour, some considerations should be given to the number of hours and late nights one has to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Hearst

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    "Is it still the 1980s?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is one of the best run TV station broadcasters in the business. You're connected to the Hearst empire, which gives opportunities for high-achievers to connect with other groups of the media empire. Citizens United ruling will pad the earnings for companies like Hearst Television which will help alleviate some medium-term challenges facing this company and the rest of the industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately all broadcasters are only good at the same "tactics" that made them successful through the 1980s. Hearst is especially prone to this because its a very top-down management style. I always got the feeling from station management that meeting your numbers was a do-or-die principle. Also the annual line-item budgeting process completely sidelined senior management for two months out of year and made it impossible to do anything else.

    Advice to Management

    There is way too much fear of failing in the company, which means no one takes risks, which is bad for the future of this great company. It's impossible to think of launching any new opportunity if the focus is immediately evaluating whether you can generate 30-40% margins at launch so your "overall" numbers look good. That overbearing philosophy is short-sighted and doesn't bode well for the company.


  2. "Associate Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful building / workspace, great team to work with, knowledgeable mentor that took the time to teach and advise

    Cons

    Unstable career path, especially in editorial field. Never know when a magazine will fold or when a team will get laid off.

    Advice to Management

    In a company as large as Hearst, I would hope that if there is a time when a magazine folds, that the company would do it's best to place the employees elsewhere within.

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