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Hearst Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Steven R. Swartz
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  • The culture is for people to live their work 24/7/365, no work/life balance whatsoever (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management does not realize how much work goes into garnering international deals, it's not as black/white as US deals (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "work with different businesses across the US."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Leads , People, environment, managment, products

    Cons

    Training was poor and lacked direction.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    - Long hours.
    - Can be interesting and you can learn alot

    Cons

    - Happiness depends on management


  3. "5-year Employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and go above and beyond the job description, there are lots of opportunities to learn about the business and move up

    Cons

    Job security can be an issue in this ever-changing media business. It is a fast-paced industry that is not for the lazy or the unmotivated employee as you often work long hard hours.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more than you think you have to. Understand each employees strengths and weakness and allow them to take on projects that play to their strengths.


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  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Great connections within the advertising industry

    Cons

    Dog eat dog culture. Very cut throat environment


  6. "OK Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    We don't have to hit a time clock!
    Great culture

    Cons

    Salary
    Benefits suck!
    Nothing is confidential

    Advice to Management

    Please be more understanding to employees with children


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks with beautiful cafeteria, on site nurse, full gym, and wide range of classes and seminars. Gorgeous building in a good location. Nice interesting co-workers (depends on your division). Secure corporate environment.

    Cons

    Long hours. Nothing really bad to say.


  8. "Oppressive Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Hearst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training program in digital media for sales reps

    Cons

    Awful sales management - favoritism ran rampant. Job description vs actual job very different. Salespeople have no defined territories resulting in back biting conflict.


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience. Great way to start your career. Learned a lot on the job. Office space is amazing along with the food in the cafeteria. Great location & fun work enviornment

    Cons

    Salary was very low. Health benefits were not the greatest. No bonus or incentive. Lots of personal work. Unfair treatment by management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and offer more incentives. Pay your employees the salary they deserve especially with how hard they work.


  10. "It is a job...."

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working there for over a year on a part time basis. I know I do a great job. You would think they would offer me a full-time position at some point. The pay is fair and the benefits are very good if you're a full-time employee.

    Cons

    I would like to advance with the company but there doesn't seem to be a right time fore you move up to full time in over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of your good employees and offer them a full time position to retain them. They will definitely perform better for you.


  11. "Its a great place to work if you are single and have no family to worry about."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great building and some nice perks to go with it, including the location right at Central Park. Good restaurants around too.

    Cons

    Most of the people working at Hearst don't have families because they live alternative lifestyles and they in turn don't get what it means to have employees that do have families. They rarely hire people that have families or they fire them very easily because they don't understand why you can't be available 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    You should even the playing field and allow people with families to thrive with you instead of shunning them. It is unbalanced in the way they treat women who want to have families and women that already have families.



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