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Hearst Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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Steven R. Swartz
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  • "Long hours can make it tough to have a work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "little room for growth, low starting salary" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, resources, open communication

    Cons

    There are none I can think of.


  2. "Hearst Media services as a whole is a good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great media solutions, good organization

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy and red tape in getting initiative accomplished

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management at this time

  3. "Working at Hearst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    You're working with smart people who know their stuff, and part of a company that's quickly evolving to compete in the digital space.

    Cons

    Nothing big jumps out really.


  4. "Was great, but could be greater"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool co-workers, great experience overall

    Cons

    Long hours but flexible depending on team


  5. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice building some great people

    Cons

    Very corporate ie everyone in their seats all day no matter about workflow.

    Advice to Management

    Value end results not hours sitting at a seat


  6. "Overall, a really great experience."

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work with great stable of magazines and other media. Smart and talented management and co-workers; inspiring architecture and workspaces; great benefits; company genuinely cares about employees and their families.

    Cons

    The publishing business everywhere is under huge pressure as ad revenue declines; Hearst is no exception. Continual cost-cutting on the print side puts a big strain on morale. Creative thinking and new ideas are not always welcome; a few business units seem stuck in the past.


  7. "Acccount Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Poor management/structure, no room for growth and low pay compared to other similiar companies

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, benefits okay but expensive

    Cons

    Low pay, poor executive leadership, no direction of company, continual expense cutting including jobs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Large, disjointed company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    You have one of the ultimate names in Media at your disposal.

    Cons

    There is so much infighting between the divisions that nothing operates as efficiently as it should. Prevents the technology from being advanced as it could be.


  10. "Listen to your employees and trust them"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits from the company and perks

    Cons

    Encouraged and supported cliques to form and drive decisions on strategy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and trust them


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