Hearst Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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3.5
66%
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81%
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Hearst President & Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz  (no image)
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163 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great magazine company to work for(in 55 reviews)

  • "Great people and culture, very professional(in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "I wish the magazine and television divisions worked together better(in 48 reviews)

  • "Upper management is contentious and talks down to employees(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Very nice place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Respect, Professionalism, progressive, everyone does their job well.

    Cons

    Its right in the city, there's pressure to perform.

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  2. "No Idea What They're Doing in Digital Video"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Content Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office, nothing else

    Cons

    No idea what they are doing in Digital Video. Expectations are unrealistic for the budgets they give. management is all over the place


  3. "Great company."

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

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart, sincere and trustworthy people.

    Cons

    None that I think are important.

  4. "Great Team....corporate doesn't care"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Media Sales Representative in Colonie, NY

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Great products & people. Great building and great parking lot.

    Cons

    Churn & burn customers. The took out the great cafeteria to cut costs. Short sighted.

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  5. "Pros and cons"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun perks and many opportunities to collaborate with intelligent, creative people

    Cons

    Long hours, unreasonable workloads, very little transparency from upper management

  6. "Stable company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with decent pay

    Cons

    Lots of promotions within the company but often too soon in my opinion. Managers are promoted without knowledge of being a manager maybe because they have paid their dues but they aren't ready to be over people.

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  7. "Phenomenal Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hearst is a great company, and I hate to sound so nerdy but the job is so cool. I love coming to work everyday, and learning new things that Hearst has to offer. It is great to work with stations across the country, and to form a relationship with them. I will be for many years to come.

    Cons

    The only thing is there is so much to learn, and you kind of have to pick it up as you go. The manager can teach you the basics but once you start the foundation blocks and make the mistakes you know you will never make them again. The managers know that errors will be made, and they are there for you

  8. "Digital"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Hearst Tower offers a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    More incentives for promotions company wide.

  9. "Hearst sales assistant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Good brands, normal 9-5 hours

    Cons

    Hard to climb up and be recognized

  10. "Working"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Working here is amazing as they give you freedom to learn and progress as a employee.

    Cons

    No cons perfect place to work.

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