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Hearst Reviews

Updated April 11, 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
  • The culture is for people to live their work 24/7/365, no work/life balance whatsoever (in 14 reviews)

  • No room for growth, a lot of energy-sucking people who hide in corners and phone in their work, lack of passion for the company's high-level mission (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Not a job for those with a family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales and Marketing in Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Entry Level Sales and Marketing in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    decent pay structure and benefits

    Cons

    The expectation was to work day in and out. Don't expect to have a personal life. Also, it's selling phone book ads for a lot of money, in this day and age it's a tough sell. Also the internet packages are a lot cheaper from other providers.


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay and environment, huge office

    Cons

    No help from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Nurture talent


  3. "OK Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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


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  5. "Good Place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hearst (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career.
    Very good work life balance (9-5)
    The building is beautiful
    Cafeteria is great

    Cons

    No movement
    Very underpaid
    No recognition for work done


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Editorial Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start career....observe major holidays

    Cons

    HR pretty much stands between you and meeting the team. I have been on over 10 interviews at Hearst but seems like HR determines the fate of being selected as a valid candidate. I can imagine how many good talent doesn't get to meet teams. Very rare to move up within company.

    Advice to Management

    Try standing up to your word and being an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer......


  7. "freelance designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    creative freedom for the most part. fast turn around on projects

    Cons

    hard deadlines, not enough time to create strong work. extremely long hours and fast employee turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Treating employees better, so the turn over rate isn't as big. respect work/life hours.


  8. "Digital Sales Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Sales Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, nice people and potential

    Cons

    compensation and turn over and systems issues


  9. "Multimedia Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can earn good commission if Hearst doesn't figure out a way to steal it back!

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about its employees at all. High turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees.


  10. "Media Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and able to learn alot

    Cons

    Poor Management, difficult goals, flexibility


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has many exciting ideas

    Cons

    Execution from upper management is weak, big disconnect to those making it happen. We do not get paid market value and have recently LOST compensation. Many good people leaving due to the JV with Conde Nast and many others looking for new jobs, this will be Hearsts biggest failure if they don't find a way to properly compensate the staff leading the project.

    Advice to Management

    Properly compensate those leading the company through change, rather then take away compensation such as 401k and pension contributions!!!


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