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Hearst Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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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 16 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. "OK Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks with beautiful cafeteria, on site nurse, full gym, and wide range of classes and seminars. Gorgeous building in a good location. Nice interesting co-workers (depends on your division). Secure corporate environment.

    Cons

    Long hours. Nothing really bad to say.


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience. Great way to start your career. Learned a lot on the job. Office space is amazing along with the food in the cafeteria. Great location & fun work enviornment

    Cons

    Salary was very low. Health benefits were not the greatest. No bonus or incentive. Lots of personal work. Unfair treatment by management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and offer more incentives. Pay your employees the salary they deserve especially with how hard they work.


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  5. "It is a job...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working there for over a year on a part time basis. I know I do a great job. You would think they would offer me a full-time position at some point. The pay is fair and the benefits are very good if you're a full-time employee.

    Cons

    I would like to advance with the company but there doesn't seem to be a right time fore you move up to full time in over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of your good employees and offer them a full time position to retain them. They will definitely perform better for you.


  6. "Its a great place to work if you are single and have no family to worry about."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great building and some nice perks to go with it, including the location right at Central Park. Good restaurants around too.

    Cons

    Most of the people working at Hearst don't have families because they live alternative lifestyles and they in turn don't get what it means to have employees that do have families. They rarely hire people that have families or they fire them very easily because they don't understand why you can't be available 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    You should even the playing field and allow people with families to thrive with you instead of shunning them. It is unbalanced in the way they treat women who want to have families and women that already have families.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "International Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyside, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyside, NY

    I worked at Hearst (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of different markets, due to the wide range of partnerships they had internationally.

    Cons

    Upper management does not realize how much work goes into garnering international deals, it's not as black/white as US deals. They should've invested more resources/efforts in international so that the department can truly flourish.


  9. "Company Overview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordintator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordintator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in many different fields, including sales, accounting and the corporate side. Flexible hours. Great work life balance. Given freedom and trust to complete work.

    Cons

    Work comes in waves. Slammed with work or completely dead at times. Corporate office is a cubicle with a desktop. Not a place where the culture is free range and open.


  10. "Chief Revenue Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong corporate mission and vision, Great leadership, Smart and strategic approach to business and media, growth opportunities, productive and supportive environment. the company of the future.

    Cons

    i can't think of one.


  11. "Digital ad sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Executive in North Tarrytown, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in North Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    Good Starting point. potential to grow

    Cons

    Management can be overwhelming at certain times


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