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Hearst Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • 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. "It's good while it lasts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous salaries, cutting edge services, many resources

    Cons

    Male dominated, highly structured, don't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    Very exciting fast-paced newsroom driven by a goal to cover the news of the day.
    Able to work with 26 hearst owned local stations across the country.

    Cons

    Overnight morning producer shift is from 1:30AM-10:30AM
    Requires thorough knowledge of journalism terms and language

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Integrated Brand Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well-regarded company with good corporate culture

    Cons

    At the time, did not nurture or incentivize talented media sellers to expand across mediums (print, event, digital, etc)


  4. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    it is what you would expect

    Cons

    hours could be a little crazy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hearst Connecticut - AVOID - YIKES"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Executive in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Media Executive in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to a car wash

    Cons

    Two Directors, old school , corny sweat shop factory environment, they have no clue , and are out of touch with reality. Like two old car salesman, cheap sales tactics and down right lie to clients. Most clients have been burned so you will be searching for fresh blood to sell the most current renamed bag of goods.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the old baggage and fire the sales VPs who are driving the high turn over, and slinging the BS. The clients know it anytime they are asked for a contract your CT leadership will be having a fire sale anyway so no need for a contract. Old hack tactics and phony scripts wont cut it anymore.


  6. "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.


  7. "Assistant to the Editor in Chief"

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    Current Employee - Assistant to the EIC in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant to the EIC in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great perks, gorgeous building and cafe, well-equipped gym (though expensive), and great environment to work. beautiful views from the building and centrally located

    Cons

    health insurance expensive, starting salaries make it hard to live close to work;

    Advice to Management

    better salaries for starting position; get rid of editorial assistants that don't do anything

  8. "Internship Review"

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

    Pros

    Paid, Great hands-on experience,

    Cons

    Non-collaborative environment, Work is shared via other sites without compensation


  9. "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.


  10. "Hearst"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care
    Former Employee - Customer Care
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful offices and a great location

    Cons

    no room for growth unless you are looking for a position within their women's fashion group


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