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Found 1,144 of over 1K reviews
3.7
70% Recommend to a Friend
83% Approve of CEO

Found 1,132 of over 1K reviews

3.7
70%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Hearst President & Chief Executive Officer Steven R. Swartz  (no image)
Steven R. Swartz
286 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "I only gave it a 2 because I did work with some truly great people.(in 123 reviews)
  • "Benefits were great and started immediately.(in 84 reviews)
  • "Hearst Tower is a great building to work in (when everyone wasn't working from home)(in 64 reviews)
  • "The work life balance is good and is normal 9(in 29 reviews)
  • "They have a great cafeteria!(in 22 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Outstanding Company

    Oct 3, 2022 - Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Organization to work for

    Cons

    I can't think of a bad thing for this company

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Not as bad as some of the competitors, but not great

    Jan 25, 2023 - Copy Editor/Page Designer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some remote work available, benefits are pretty standard. Occasional small raises/small bonuses — not really enough to match inflation, but a bit better than other newsrooms I've worked in. At the production level, your coworkers will be competent and work well together, and your immediate managers will probably be pretty decent to good to work for.

    Cons

    I work on the print side of the newsroom, so suffice it to say it's grim and not likely to ever get better. Pay not nearly enough to justify the increasing workload and pressure and job security beyond the short term is dicey. Most of the lower-level managers are pretty good, but once you get beyond the production level, the quality degrades sharply. I would advise people to get out while they can, but if you're hell-bent on working on a print paper, I guess you could do worse.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Most stable media company in nyc to work for

    Jan 28, 2023 - Commerce Editor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -pay transparency -annual bonus -good benefits -strong sense of community

    Cons

    -The company’s refusal to go fully remote for all employees

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Good People

    Jan 28, 2023 - Director of Photography & Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    The only negative is the pay.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to grow

    Jan 26, 2023 - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are competitive

    Cons

    Slow growth but worth waiting for

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Jan 24, 2023 - Media Planner 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Big company, many things to do.

    Cons

    the working environment depends very much on the department.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Overall good company to work for

    Jan 18, 2023 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits while I was there.

    Cons

    Companies within various divisions differ significantly in culture, resources, and employee expectations. Mixed bag.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Associate Commerce Editor

    Jan 19, 2023 - Associate Commerce Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers and great resources; notoriety from the company

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up and get a significant raise.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Don't work here unless you have to

    Nov 12, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's a really big, old, bureaucratic company. Of all the places I've worked, Hearst seems like the one where you'd have the opportunity to live the dream of getting hired, being forgotten about, and continuing to be paid without talking to anyone or doing any work once you've been in and shuffled around the system for a few years.

    Cons

    Pay is less than most other places. They're extremely stingy with raises and promotions (and may still be on a raise freeze) despite regular updates about how great business is. The best path to getting a promotion seems to be getting into the circle around the head of the tech department and his two lieutenants, but then you have to put up with being in that circle. Management shared anti-union misinformation when the editorial department was unionizing. The work is extremely boring. Maybe you'll get to style a template for a listicle. Maybe you'll work on some oauth thing. Maybe you'll get to integrate a poorly designs and supported 3rd party system. Maybe you'll make a tiny little PR to fix a CMS button's design. Maybe you'll do something else, but pretty much everything you do will be dull. You'll get to engage in cult-like levels of SCRUM. Standups, retros, and other assorted "ceremonies"

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company if the role is right

    Dec 21, 2022 - Media Strategy 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Great communication flow from top down around company health, updates and milestones - Good effort to engage and focus on initiatives around DandI, working parents support, and volunteering opportunities - Good work life balance - this might be role dependent

    Cons

    - Markets have different organizational structures and processes which makes it hard to centralize operations

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Hearst has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,386 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Hearst to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Hearst employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Hearst. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

70% of Hearst employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hearst 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Hearst to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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