Hearst Reviews

Updated May 25, 2020

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3.4
59%
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77%
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Hearst President & Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz  (no image)
Steven R. Swartz
154 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great magazine company to work for(in 54 reviews)

  • "Great people and culture, very professional(in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of budget cuts for print magazines mean that magazine jobs will be harder to get at places like Hearst, and lots of part-time work(in 48 reviews)

  • "and upper management isn’t going anywhere(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, with strong leaders"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    opportunity, pay, commitment, integrity, loyality

    Cons

    no downside, overall a great company

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    Hearst2020-05-04
  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    old company- no debt and they take care of their employees

    Cons

    I wish the magazine and television divisions worked together better

    Hearst2020-05-19
  3. "Good Introduction to the industry"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Promotions Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    educational, lots of resources, people are willing to help

    Cons

    outdated corporate policies, long processes and wait times to get anything done

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    Hearst2020-05-25
  4. "They Take Care of Their People"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    amenities, opportunities to advance, people and culture

    Cons

    not very much transparency from corporate, low salaries

    Hearst2020-05-18
  5. "ehhh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    They had great benefits and I was able to use them right away.

    Cons

    There was a lot of micromanagement across all teams.

    Hearst2020-05-11
  6. "Strong Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family feel of Corporate Research Department

    Cons

    No downside, except when position is eliminated - Hearst is a great company

    Hearst2020-04-10
  7. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good management Warm and close environment

    Cons

    not many cons to list

    Hearst2020-04-06
  8. "Great collection of Businesses"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to benefit owned companies

    Cons

    Getting up to speed on differing systems/ERPs.

    Hearst2020-04-20
  9. "Good pay, bad HR"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As a full-time production assistant, my salary is great considering the fact that I'm in an entry-level job.

    Cons

    While the people in HR are friendly, they're not educated about company policies, not to mention they are really slow to respond.

    Hearst2020-02-13
  10. "culture needs to change"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you'll find truly creative and passionate people in editorial

    Cons

    teams are pitted against each other and the environment is one that claims to promotes thinking outside the box, when in reality, people with opinions are seen as a threat to upper management

    Hearst2020-02-24
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