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Hollywood Life Reviews

Updated Feb 1, 2019

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79%
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Jay Penske
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "I Wouldn't Recommend To My Worst Enemy"

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

    I worked at Hollywood Life full-time

    Pros

    The location of the office was excellent

    Cons

    -Low pay -Degrading management -Horrible atmosphere -Judgmental and verbally abusive coworkers (It starts from the top and trickles down) -Bad news judgement -Long hours, overtime and weekends with no pay (but you'll get cupcakes/bagels) -Favoritism -Unethical -There's no loyalty

    Advice to Management

    Where does one even begin?

    Hollywood Life2017-10-11
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid At All Costs"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

      I worked at Hollywood Life

      Pros

      Only bc Glass Door insists on a Pro-conveniently located.

      Cons

      A nightmare work environment of Shakespearean proportion. Not one person there is happy-someone cries every day. The culture is like the worst high school lunchroom you've ever imagined. As close to as possible to "Heathers" without actually committing murder.

      Hollywood Life2016-12-02
    • Helpful (7)

      "Ruins life & all relationships"

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

      I worked at Hollywood Life full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Small company, opportunity to move up fast. Work next to top editors

      Cons

      Treatment is horrible: you're looked down on and spoken to like an animal. There's no work-life balance. Usually employees work 60+ work weeks, then every possible award show or event. Don't take if you have any personal relationships in the industry because the name will ruin all of them.

      Advice to Management

      Let the editor in chief go, the company can completely run without her micro managing.

      Hollywood Life2015-06-29
    • Helpful (6)

      "Better than being jobless and homeless"

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      Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Hollywood Life full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Decent perks, team-like environment, great entry-level company to learn the ropes of digital media and how to handle the stress of a fast-paced job with a demanding boss. Good room for advancement if you work hard and prove yourself.

      Cons

      How much time do you have? Plan to work 60+ hours a week with no overtime (daily schedule plus working events in the evening, TV recaps, weekends, awards shows, etc.). No work-life balance. Boss will get your cell phone number and harass you at all hours of the day. Leadership structure is unclear. Favorites are played and people throw each other under the bus.

      Advice to Management

      Have a more clear leadership structure. Needs better communication.

      Hollywood Life2014-12-03
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