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Hearst Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance but depends on team (in 18 reviews)

  • Learned a lot about the publishing industry and how it is integral to a magazine (in 18 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. Helpful (1)

    "i do the same thing as a "Manager" would"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a marketer, great opportunity to build valuable campaigns. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation. Impossible to live in NYC on this salary. It does not feel like the company values employees, until they get a job offer elsewhere. Very corporate environment and hard to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and don't try to pay the absolute minimum possible. Employees should be prioritized


  2. "cost cutting and shady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    strong corporate structure should allow movement

    Cons

    no loyalty, looking for cheaper, not better

    Advice to Management

    focus more on your employees and less on making money

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Good place to start a career but not to finish one"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent coworkers, nice location, decent benefits.

    Cons

    A toxic working environment, where one risks getting fired just for voicing her/his opinion. The management structure is entrenched from what it looks like older days of Hearst. It is full with ego driven individuals with contempt for anyone challenging their views. I guess this depends on the team, but this negative corporate culture seems to be pervasive in the company.

    I've witnessed many senseless fires of intelligent people for voicing their opinions. Needless to say such manifestations of power kill the moral among employees.

    Another glaring issue is lack of diversity in management and in some groups particular. They tend to hire clones of themselves resulting in cliquey boy's club. If you are not part of such groups you are treated as an outcast without a voice., and expected to blindly follow their directives.

    One outcome of such an approach is the effect on the quality of the work. The deep pockets of Hearst allows mediocre individuals with influence among the management to impose their (lack of) vision, which translates in lots of inefficiencies and wasted money and opportunities.

    Hearst is probably good to start one's career but not a place for experienced and ambitious individuals.

    Advice to Management

    You definitely need someone with integrity to improve your corporate culture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive, very fast pace, high stress. Environment. Benefits competitive. Career opportunities de to the size of the company.

    Cons

    High stress, no work /home life balance. Poor culture - employees come second,. Training is non existent no budgets. Employees are not a team, everyone is out for themselves.


  6. "Corporate Communications"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Impressive office, responsive IT, nice cafeteria, comfortable work space with quality technology.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive compensation, no work-life balance, little opportunity for advancement, unqualified management. Horrible health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Seek training on the basic essentials of managing employees, foster an environment free from intimidation and retaliation based on personal emotion, respect employees' time out of the office, and incentivize staff by offering competitive compensation and advancement when it's due.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Only good at the Tower"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Getting to work with respected journalists.

    Cons

    Negative/stressful work environment at satellite offices, mostly due to understaffing and unrealistic expectations. Some corporate executives are abusive towards their DRs and are constantly cutting budgets.

    Advice to Management

    Don't dangle a carrot and then set people up to fail. Treat people with respect.

  8. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    You'll mostly have the resources you need

    Cons

    Lack of training, lot's of opinions


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

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    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.


  10. "Your typical slow moving 130 year old company. For non-tech, it's fine. For tech, look elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Stability. Multitude of business arms.

    Cons

    Red tape. Slow moving. IT asks for your password over the phone.


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