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Hearst Reviews

Updated December 15, 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. "Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building and great cafeteria. Company is a name that is recognized on a resume.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for growth. Jobs are siloed with little exposure to learn new things. No chance to affect change. Disorganized. Horrible upper management. Poor pay and crappy benefits for a company of it’s size.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and benefits for employees. Stop constantly reorganizing and restructuring teams. Pay attention to what the people in charge are doing to their teams. Make content on the websites something people can be proud of.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Credits Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Credits Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain good experience in publishing and editorial. Good benefits and atmosphere. Excellent place to gain experience in magazines. Now there's the digital magazines too.

    Cons

    I found it difficult to move between departments. I had an offer to move to international division from a senior vice president but the managing editor of my magazine wouldn't allow it.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "Director"

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    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


  7. "Editor"

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    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

  8. "Editorial Assistant"

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    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.


  9. "CBS Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, welcoming team, wonderful management

    Cons

    hard to move up


  10. "A Company in Transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly beginning to act like a digital first organization in the magazine group.

    Cons

    Needed to stay on new leadership's good side and not appear to be part of the old guard


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