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Hearst CEO Steven R. Swartz
Steven R. Swartz
127 Ratings
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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. PR Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great team, beautiful building, exposure to senior team

    Cons

    Not enough job growth to keep employees.

  2. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Aggressive desire to innovate. Freedom to explore. Management is fairly communicative.

    Cons

    Industry is a difficult one and the transition can be difficult.

  3. Overall Happy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Large corporation benefits packages are attractive. Hearst recently added paternity leave. I'm happy with my pay and feel comfortable asking for a raise if I wasn't happy. My colleagues locally are friendly and easy to work with. I'm satisfied with the management team.

    Cons

    Hearst is enormous. You are a small cog in the wheel here for sure.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to let news outlets decide for themselves. Do not go down the path, as other media companies have, sending "must-runs" that have an obvious slant. Keep letting news do it's job without interference.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Toxic, mentally abusive environment

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    Former Employee - Newsroom Editor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I didn’t have a heart attack while I worked there

    Cons

    After working in My market for almost 4 years, I can honestly say I was relieved when I walked out of the building for the last time. Never in my life have I ever worked for a company that allowed such a toxic, abusive work environment to thrive. Anchors are their life and if they aren’t happy, NO ONE is happy. On multiple occasions the news director would be screaming from his office, the newsroom and control room...

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  5. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Corporate Management who was always willing to help and train.

    Cons

    The workload could be very chaotic at times. A lot of long days.

  6. Helpful (1)

    No ideal unless you like being overworked

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

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Mediocre Benefits - Co-workers are usually on the same page with you - Decent Pay

    Cons

    - Almost no opportunity for growth. - Management loves playing favorites. It's not about how hard you work, it's about who you're buddy-buddy with. Hard working employees get almost no recognition. Brown-nosing employees get all of it. - Absolutely no company structure. - Your title and role don't mean anything to anyone. A editor from one department can be doing the same work as a director or VP from another. - They...

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    Advice to Management

    Establish meaningful job titles and roles. Be as transparent as possible. Stop overworking your employees. Get Executive Leadership that actually knows what it's doing rather than pointless cutting jobs and expecting existing employees to pick up the pace with no increase in their salary.

  7. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management are not on same page.

  8. Helpful (3)

    WAPT-not what one expects from HEARST!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Once you survive working for this crowd, you can work for anyone. Benefits are standard.

    Cons

    From my experience management cares about money, not the people making it for them. You work hard & you are loyal, but they are not. WAPT leadership won’t care about your health, your family, or you! You are locked in like a slave because you are FORCED to sign non-compete agreements. Those only benefit this corporation & in no way help you as an employee. This is a toxic place to work and we were managed by...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about your former employees to the people who respect them, because they repeat everything you say. makes you look desperate to cover up why all your good people left and you can’t recover with the you scraped up! When numbers and sales are down, maybe managers aren’t qualified for the job.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Editorial Assitant

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Hearst

      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

    • Helpful (1)

      Hearst

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves 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.

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