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Updated Sep 28, 2022

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Pros
  • "I only gave it a 2 because I did work with some truly great people.(in 114 reviews)
  • "Benefits were great and started immediately.(in 78 reviews)
  • "You work with the best people in the industry and in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.(in 61 reviews)
  • "The work life balance is good and is normal 9(in 28 reviews)
  • "They have a great cafeteria!(in 24 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company to work for

    Sep 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People and management is great

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    50/50 Recommend depending on what you want to get out of it

    Sep 28, 2022 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    the building is beautiful and looks great on the resume

    Cons

    not diverse enough -- the leadership doesn't seem to be on the same page as the staff who have to practice their rules everyday

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great company

    Sep 19, 2022 - Optimization Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very flexible Great team Helpful management

    Cons

    Very fast pace at times

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Wonderful place to work

    Sep 13, 2022 - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work environment Meaningful and engaging work Growing, exciting and fun

    Cons

    Small growing company still establishing itself in a crowded field

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    One of the best environments to work at!

    Sep 13, 2022 - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Love the culture of motivation and providing encouragement and valid criticism

    Cons

    the 15 day annual off

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Marketing and Production

    Sep 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good people nice cafeteria fun

    Cons

    Could pay their people more

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Legacy media company offers employee development but within a conservative culture

    Aug 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Competitive benefits - Emphasis on employee development and regular training programs, including DE&I training, management training, etc. - Senior management makes it a point to connect with individuals at all levels of the organization - Company values integrity, which is reflected in leadership principles

    Cons

    - Conservative culture that at times values tenure over fresh ideas - Less flexible remote work policies - Noticeable salary increases rare outside of promotions - Although making an effort, more work needs to be done to include women and people of color in top positions

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Hearst Newspapers - Avoid Them

    Aug 26, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The benefits & health care packages were actually pretty decent, and at least relatively organized.

    Cons

    The company is consistently consolidating, does not backfill positions. Everything is tied to sales, but no focus on the actual core product that is causing the company to fall apart. Extremely sketchy leadership that are just riding out a sinking ship. Most projects are short-term cash grabs to try and stay afloat. I was promoted into a position after years with the company and actually had my pay decrease.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing culture and security

    Aug 19, 2022 - VP Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Culture is terrific and takes care of employees

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Limited upper levels

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place!

    Aug 25, 2022 - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    love the leadership from execs

    Cons

    really none to complain about

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Hearst Reviews FAQs

Hearst has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,334 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Hearst to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hearst employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hearst. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

74% of Hearst employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hearst 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Hearst to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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