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Updated March 8, 2017
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Steven R. Swartz
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  • The culture is for people to live their work 24/7/365, no work/life balance whatsoever (in 14 reviews)

  • Upper management does not realize how much work goes into garnering international deals, it's not as black/white as US deals (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Sr VP"

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

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career building attitude towards employees

    Cons

    Lack of intra-entity collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Encourage intra- entity collabaration


  2. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Residual money from accounts and commission pay outs are quick

    Cons

    Stressful at times especially of your at a phone book location


  3. Helpful (1)

    "work with different businesses across the US."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Leads , People, environment, managment, products

    Cons

    Training was poor and lacked direction.


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  5. "Good culture and location."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Digital Designer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Senior Digital Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid contractors timely. Good company culture. Great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Open office layout meant constantly listening to other peoples conversations. Seating and space was a premium.

    Advice to Management

    It would nice to have quiet areas to work and rooms available for collaborations. Also, many decisions seemed to be made by gut reactions rather than data.


  6. "Magazine Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst as an intern

    Pros

    Push to online is strong, as it needs to be

    Cons

    Too restrictive on content. There should be less of a requirement that magazines promote one another's material


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    - Long hours.
    - Can be interesting and you can learn alot

    Cons

    - Happiness depends on management


  8. "5-year Employee"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and go above and beyond the job description, there are lots of opportunities to learn about the business and move up

    Cons

    Job security can be an issue in this ever-changing media business. It is a fast-paced industry that is not for the lazy or the unmotivated employee as you often work long hard hours.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more than you think you have to. Understand each employees strengths and weakness and allow them to take on projects that play to their strengths.


  9. "Great Work place!"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Hearst as an intern

    Pros

    The team I worked with was very professional. It was a great learning experience.
    Cafe57 has great food!

    Cons

    Nothing that I could think of


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work, but the downside is that it's publishing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Beautiful building with tons of sunlight and great views. Cafeteria is great, gym in the building is amazing, good full benefits, generally a pleasant atmosphere to work in a nice area with good food options. Work day starts at 10am, which is nice.

    Cons

    Publishing is a tough industry where it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Every year there are more cuts and layoffs. If someone leaves, the job never gets filled....the work just gets redistributed. It can feel like you're juggling way too much at times because you're doing the work of multiple people. Pay is not so great, and upward mobility is difficult. Good to work for a couple years, but hard to stay long term because it doesn't seem to be getting any better. For example, holiday parties were canceled this year. Employees often feel nickled and dimed and expected to work late for no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay would attract and retain more talent, especially if you're going to eliminate positions and push more work onto everyone else.


  11. "Roller Coaster"

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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

    forward-thinking corporate culture, beautiful building, fairly good benefits

    Cons

    Depending on which division you work for, can be cut-throat



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