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

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Here Media

  1. "Mom and Pop Media Shop"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - The people who work at Here Media are passionate about LGBT media and the brands.
    - There are many opportunities to learn and gain new skills.
    - The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.
    - The benefits are competitive (healthcare, 401k, PTO, etc.)
    - The executives are easy to reach.
    - The company often promotes from within, so there are opportunities for growth.
    - Leadership often goes above and beyond to accommodate unexpected life events.

    Cons

    - It's a small company; things can change fast so you must be agile.
    - Occasionally, short-term gains eclipse long-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on improving the company's culture.
    - Don't settle for mediocre employees; sometimes, good enough isn't good enough.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment - stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Here Media full-time

    Pros

    -As the stewart of largest LGBT media properties, positions here offer access to and visibility within the LGBT market
    -Enduring, well known brands

    Cons

    -Company is run by an shady egotistical CEO who sets the tone of the company by badmouthing employees behind their backs, all others do the same
    -HR is a mouthpiece of the CEO and more concerned about fending off potential lawsuits (of which there are many) than helping employees
    -No long term strategy or vision for the company, not staying current with the media landscape particularly digital

    Advice to Management

    -Clean house, bring in consultant to give real, unbiased recommendations for this
    -Treat employees with more respect

    Here Media Response

    Oct 19, 2016 – SVP Human Resources

    From HR at Here Media: I appreciate your comments and am unaware of the perceptions you make in your review. I would welcome you to reach out to me for further discussion, as otherwise, I believe we... More

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