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Hearst Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Steven R. Swartz
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Pros
  • Learned a lot about the publishing industry and how it is integral to a magazine (in 18 reviews)

  • Great work life balance for professionals (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours can make it tough to have a work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • little room for growth, low starting salary (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "WXII 12 / Hearst Television"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Director in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Provides the proper tools and training to be succesful
    - Competitive in the DMA

    Cons

    - Working in the broadcast industry can be damaging to one's personal life and relationships. You have to love what you are doing or it will always be uphill.

    Advice to Management

    For the most the management at WXII 12 are great and easy to deal with.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great Company, Lots of Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place to hang your hat, Hearst is it! Upward movement, a lot of opportunities, and locations throughout the US.

    Cons

    Facing lots of challenges with the ever-changing media environment. If you don't like change and moving fast, may not be the place for you.


  4. "Caring Team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    I worked with a team who really cared about each other and their work. People worked hard to accomplish goals, and I️ always felt supported.

    Cons

    Not always easy to advance, but that’s the same across the magazine industry. Fewer jobs as more and more companies continue to consolidate.


  5. "Great office space, good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Working in the Tower is a huge bonus over anywhere else. Culture is much more laid back and friendly than typical Manhattan corporate.

    Cons

    More internal cooperation needed - a lot of duplicated work


  6. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Salary was good, and the talent was strong on almost every team.

    Cons

    The culture was unapologetically cutthroat, and expectations were absurdly high given the resources allocated. Felt depressing to go to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear, realistic expectations for employees with regular reviews, instead of just expecting constant miracles.


  7. "Editorial Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    good benefits good perks potential growth

    Cons

    below standard pay low office morale

  8. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nice corporate gym
    Great building
    Very commutable
    Awesome cafe that's reasonably priced
    good time off policy
    Great location in midtown
    Great magazines

    Cons

    On the editorial side, raises are marginal, if you even get one, but this is typical across publishing


  9. "Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fashion Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fashion Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, great exposure in the industry

    Cons

    over hours, and have to do repetitive work all day


  10. "Editorial Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    famous company to start a career with, good company culture

    Cons

    over hours, and when you just starting off, you need to do lots of repetitive work on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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