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Updated January 18, 2018
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Horizon Media President, Founder, and CEO Bill Koenigsberg
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  • Most managers do not support work/life balance (some managers really support it) (in 16 reviews)

  • Depending on the account, very long hours (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Horizon Media review"

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

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great, from HR to upper management. They made the hiring process run smoothly, and communication was great. I'm excited to begin my career with Horizon Media!

    Cons

    I have no cons for Horizon Media.


  2. "Assistant Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Great to be taken out by Sales reps all the time. Fun environment out of college.

    Cons

    Personal development is minimal. Somewhat unprofessional environment

  3. "Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office and atmosphere. Loved it.

    Cons

    There are no cons at Horizon.


  4. "Positive Reviews"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing office space is huge plus.
    - most staff is really nice and want to help
    - time off
    - great location

    Cons

    - positive reviews are solicited from new employees which skews the results of their popularity
    - work/life balance can be bad when your buried under tons of work and crazy deadlines
    - very clicky
    - salary can be pretty low compared to other places

    Advice to Management

    Take more of a genuine interest and concern for employees who work long hours and get burned out.


  5. "Its a cool place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    positive people and great energy

    Cons

    you can easily get lost due to lack of training


  6. "Amazing place to work, great people and spirit!"

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    • 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 Horizon Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working at Horizon, and coming into work every day. The people are great, offices are beautiful. It's tough to find someone walking around without a high energetic smile on their face.

    Cons

    I don't have bad things to say about this company honestly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 Horizon Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and willing to teach you new things. A lot of young people in the same boat as you if you’re right out of college, so you have a good group to connect with.

    Cons

    Constant flow of work all day with little to no free time.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Brand Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Nice office
    - Good PTO policy

    Cons

    For someone who's making a minimal paycheck, my office hours are unacceptable! I work until 10:30pm on some nights and my managers don't even thank me for my hard work. This company has no respect for any lower level position and they do nothing about the awful work/life balance of its employees. You can be mesmerized by the building and the happy hours all you want but at the end of the day the employees are cliquey, management is awful, no one actually cares about you, and you'll work long hours for barely any money. STAY AWAY

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees, hire better managers, make sure you're paying attention to the work/life balance of the employees- if teams have none, hire more employees to that team! Pay more for entry level.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Horizon Media is no longer what it used to be. Unfortunately!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generous PTO
    Unlimited Sick Time
    Decent Health Insurance

    Cons

    After working at Horizon for 10 years, I have witnessed many things. My first years at Horizon were wonderful. I loved going to work every day, because the people I have worked with were truly amazing and everyone seemed to actually care about one another. HR was extremely open and approachable. However, the company grew too fast, too soon and it's just not the same. Even though Horizon is privately held, there's no private feel to it anymore. It's very cut throat. People are not being promoted from within. They would rather bring in someone from outside and offer them a lower salary, rather than promote someone who actually invested 10 years of their life into the company. It's who you know rather than what you know and if you are friends with the "right" folks, you'll fit right in and even might be promoted up the ladder. Employees are being harassed and HR is doing nothing to fix the issue. Again, because the management is sweeping things under the rug, interests and well-being of " little people" are being ignored. Much of red tape and politics. Favoritism is so obvious , it is disgusting!

    Advice to Management

    There are lots of unhappy folks, who at one point, loved coming to work. Get rid of bad managers who treat their employees unfairly. Everyone is replaceable. HR must do a better job helping those that need the help, because at the end of the day, just because someone is holding a "supervisor" or a "director" title, does not make their side of the story any more credible or true than of those who are
    "beneath". Otherwise, you will loose smart people, Hire more people so that people wouldn't work 60+ hours per week. Lots of folks get burned out and leave from working 9am-9pm. My final advise to management, treat your team with respect they deserve and perhaps take some classes on how to improve your people skills. I truly believe that this is something you either have or you don't. Some managers/directors are just not good at managing, period.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Full Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Someone is writing fake positive reviews.

    Cons

    The fake reviews HR writes on Glassdoor.


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