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    "If you have any professional experience whatsoever, don't do this to yourself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollywood Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Nice building, you have the chance to meet people at other publications. - Build experience quickly (because you'll have to do EVERYTHING, qualified or not.)

    Cons

    - You will be constantly berated, your intelligence and skills will be questioned, no one will defend you. - No matter how many extra responsibilities you take on, you will not get a raise or a better title. - You will work nearly every weekend from January until June covering awards shows with no pay besides "comp time," not equal to the time you actually work. You *might* get a donut as a reward. - You'll get...

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    Advice to Management

    The structure, management, and morale is so terrible, I don't think there's a way to fix it short of removing the EIC and managers and starting over.

    Hollywood Life2017-10-14

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    "Hard Work, but Impeccable Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Hollywood Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -When a a team member is successful with a story or event, the Editor in Chief will treat the office to breakfast or luxe treats. -The office is shared with other amazing publications under the parent company, and every so often, there are beauty giveaways with free amazing products that last forever. -The office is stunning, as is the location right in Bryant Park. It's an absolutely insane place to start in an entry...

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    Cons

    -Only 'con' thought of is there is a relatively early start time, but it is a news outlet. -Difficult to build up comp hours when you are just starting out.

    Advice to Management

    Not really any advice. Working at HL prepared me for my next job and next 'tough' boss. Everywhere you go in the entertainment industry there will be a higher up that you can either find difficult to deal with, or grow thick skin, learn from them, and progress!

    Hollywood Life2018-08-21
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    "Worst Place Ever"

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

    I worked at Hollywood Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The building is close to public transport and good for commuters. Penske itself seems to care about employees but I honestly don't have anything positive to say about HL.

    Cons

    This is by far the worst place I have ever worked and I could write a book on all of the terrible treatment here. I understand my placement on the totem pole and am tolerant of how people treat me but this is on a whole new level. Expect to be belittled at every opportunity, whether it be in front of all of your co-workers or while being screamed at over your personal cell phone for something you did not do. There is...

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    Advice to Management

    Save the integrity of your company and make changes to management. Not doing so will only result in future human resource related problems and continue the huge turnover rate. It is unreal that the disrespectful treatment of the employees here has been tolerated for so long. Something as simple as kindness and respect goes a long way. Constant disrespect does not inspire great work or creativity. Trustworthy employees...

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    Hollywood Life2019-02-01

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