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Hearst Reviews

Updated December 15, 2018
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  • "Not a great work/life balance for most people" (in 17 reviews)

  • "There didn’t seem to be much room for growth and doing the same thing over and over gets boring" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the working environment. Hearst takes great care of their employees. It has a fabulous cafeteria, gym and medical facility on site. So many perks and chill people. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Communication could be improved on many levels.

    Advice to Management

    Executives could set a clear direction and help define plans for execution.


  2. "Hearst"

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

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    They like to promote from within.

    Cons

    They pay upper management too much compared to middle
    management.

  3. "Editorial Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great learning experience if you want to know how a major online publication works and network with the industry's top editors.

    Cons

    1000 hour limit on contract, overworked


  4. "Fair"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities come your way to build portfolio

    Cons

    Long hours little
    Opportunity to grow and receive proper raise and title change.


  5. "Great innovation, needs more teamwork approach."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with some dynamic people. Developing very innovative, creative programs.

    Cons

    Too many silos - need more internal teams to work together and less ego's.


  6. "Cool Work, Not Appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    -They're open to creative ideas
    -It's a reputable brand that looks good on your resume
    -People are friendly, depending on your brand/team
    -You do learn a lot about the different aspects of digital publishing and such

    Cons

    -They are very stingy with raises/salaries
    -Higher ups are often credited for your work
    -HR doesn't have uniform answers/procedures for internal issues and topics, which can be confusing
    -Some higher ups don't care about their employees at all
    -The company really expects you to do the most without much appreciation and reward


  7. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a fun job.

    Cons

    Raises/promotions do not come often

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, motivated people and ready to invest in your future.

    Cons

    Can be a little penny pinching and sometimes the atmosphere is dictated by sales mentality.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Change isn’t always for the better!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Iconic Magazine Media Brands that people love!

    Cons

    New president that has a very short term outlook, and presumes he’s the smartest person in the room. Making change can be necessary, but doing it in a way that has total disregard for people and the brands that have sustained the company for many years isn’t wise or in keeping in the spirit of very decent Vice-Chairman who built the Company, Frank Bennic. Staff is anxious and many previously loyal employees are seeking employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Before making radical change, consult stakeholders and get a more balanced approach. It’s not a print bad, digital good world. People still love to read magazines. Print magazines still make it possible for the massive digital investments you have been able to make, invest in them!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Culture, work-life balance, subsidized cafe

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move internally