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Haymarket Media Group Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • They stick to having a good work-life balance and don't force you to work crazy hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Friendly and open culture, flexible working encouraged so very family friendly (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Board and senior management stays the same but they keep changing middle management - outcome stays the same (in 12 reviews)

  • As a consequence, very high turnover rate (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Very good, and gettng better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelsea, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelsea, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Haymarket Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly new to company (<1 year) but have already witnessed significant progress. Moving to new space will improve work environment. More flexible work structure reflects mgt trust and confidence in teams. Very responsive and supportive HR (new training sessions have been great). Growing business with impressive talent.

    Cons

    Challenges with dev team impedes progress; current office space poor, but that's changing; lack of new technology can be frustrating and inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive momentum; can see great things ahead for Haymarket.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. As part of our move to Twickenham, we invested significantly in ensuring that employees are equipped with the correct kit in order to do their jobs. This included a ... More


  2. "Senior software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Good team, GREAT TALENTS, GREAT IT Director

    Cons

    Poor management, worst HR, dont value IT at all

    Advice to Management

    Just get rid of all print specific managers and get modern IT savy managers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many - free coffee?

    Cons

    Everyone has way tooooo much on their plates. Very "corporate" and the different departments are like high school cliques. If someone feels threatened by you they will be sneaky, go behind your back and spread lies and rumors just to make themselves "feel" important.

    Pay is terrible.

    Not a lot of oversight so if you're doing something wrong you won't hear about it until something explodes.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear your experience at Haymarket was less than positive. It sounds as if you had problems with the culture and we appreciate that it may not be the best fit for ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Strongly do not recommend working here (choice is always yours)"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting/Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The breakfast Fridays are great, good snacks. Nice new modern office. Health Benefits are at a low premium compared to other companies. Overall benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Can't speak for all departments but my department lacked on various accounts. Communication was poor between managers and employees. Extreme lack of training, questions are supposedly encouraged but generally not answered. The concept of team or teamwork is nearly nonexistent. Obvious nepotism. Due to this disorganization, it is a challenge to truly accomplish work and one might over exert themselves. Very high turnover. Individuals are either layed off or leave because of tarnished corporate culture and overall feeling of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Establish more organized onboarding and training processes. The systems and processes are unique. Rid of the nepotism and support the team and Improve company culture to foster a positive environment.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thank you for your feedback. Haymarket operates on a continuous improvement model, thus we are always enhancing our programs, systems and practices. We have actually recently revamped and ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Acct Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Strong capabilities from production, mgmt

    Cons

    Inability to be flexibale with technology and adjust

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Sep 12, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback, it's good to hear positive comments about production and management. As a company, we are always aiming to improve and will send your comments both to HR and the relevant ... More


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not Terribly Impressive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -It's a job with benefits
    -You'll be given a lot of responsibility if you show initiative
    -Depending on your publication, you can manage a big audience
    -Travel

    Cons

    -Poor salary
    -Tepid management
    -Company goals/title goals are not aligned
    -Does not give out appropriate resources (computers, software, company card for traveling)

    Advice to Management

    My experience at Haymarket was punctuated by poor senior management, a top-down management style, and a lack of basic resources needed to do my job. The accounting team was so behind that it took months to be reimbursed for travel -- a significant expense for me to juggle given my lower-than-industry-standard salary. The medical division is struggling to compete because the company does not provide adequate resources or training for them to do their jobs. The company does the bare minimum in terms of employee engagement and does even less in terms of community involvement or interest. This is simply a place to get a (mediocre) paycheck.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Aug 4, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thank you for your feedback. Constructive commentary provides a foundation for improvement. Haymarket does have an active community outreach program focused on charity and giving back. We partner ... More


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Stuck."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very quality employees, usually toward the bottom on the hierarchy. They all work hard and make the company run, yet credit is never given. Breakfast is normally nice.

    Cons

    Extremely top heavy and not forward thinking. Feels like a company that folks just work at, not much advancement for career growth, extremely unorganized digitally mainly due to the lack of actual experience. Company wide is very clique-y, those on the inside have the power and money.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond senior management at who actually is producing quality product and engaging with fellow employees. Give more credit and tangible recognition.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. Career development and promoting from within are part of Haymarket’s DNA. If you have proven yourself in your current role it is likely you will have been identified as ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Haymarket Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice hours to work from

    Cons

    No flex time as of yet

    Advice to Management

    Please look into paid tuition

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. As part of our company-wide move to smart working, all colleagues are encouraged to have both flexible working habits and flexible working hours.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Growth Blinds You To Problems"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Haymarket Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of company events with free food and drink. Generally interesting, passionate people.

    Cons

    Ideas are ignored. Status quo rules the day. Ancient technology stack will never be replaced. Value is on hours worked, not quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and actually look at how the work gets done in digital

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. As part of our recent office moves, we have invested significantly in ensuring that employees are equipped with the correct kit in order to do their jobs. This included a ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good work-life balance, opportunity for personal improvement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Haymarket Media Group full-time

    Pros

    They stick to having a good work-life balance and don't force you to work crazy hours. Most co-workers are very nice, and we generally have a good time through-out the day.

    Cons

    Not a lot of tech innovation or passion for the work, it seems like a lot of people treat this as "just a job" to put in their 40 hours a week. It often times feels like the technology side is almost like a contractor for the business end, instead of leading with technology.

    Haymarket Media Group Response

    Apr 18, 2016 – Corporate Communications

    Thanks for your feedback. We recently hired a new CTO, Martin Gee, who joined us from Channel 4. Martin is currently working on a long-term project that will ensure that technology powers our ... More



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