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Horizon Media Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Horizon Media President, Founder, and CEO Bill Koenigsberg
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  • work life balance was not easy as a recent graduate (in 12 reviews)

  • Depending on the account, very long hours (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work in NYC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing offices, Bill is a true innovator

    Cons

    late nights but that's every agency

    Advice to Management

    keep investing in good people / services


  2. "Rapid growth for Brand Strategists"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 opportunities to grow in Brand Strategy, with typically a promotion a year for your first 4 years. Brand team members learn many transferrable skills, outside of just media planning. Strategists are also account managers.

    Cons

    Strategists also deal with billing and other accounting tasks that sometimes take away from the strategy aspect of the position, especially at entry level. Low starting salary can be discouraging, especially when living in NYC. Working with small-budget clients is great, but they are often unfamiliar with how media works - not the best client onboarding process available for teams. Late hours for Assistants, especially for Media 101.

    Advice to Management

    Bringing in new clients is great, but don't forget about the teams working on your 5+ year old clients. Resources are being designated for new big budget clients, while the older smaller ones are left in the dust.

  3. "Assistant Brand Strategist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interview process. Passionate and driven people. Beautiful work environment.

    Cons

    I have not come across a con so far


  4. "Top notch work experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really put their people first. Great benefits, and hard work is noticed here.

    Cons

    Because the employee benefits are so great, they tend to financially compensate their employees on the lower end within the industry. The lower pay is offset by all the awesome company perks (excellent time off, access to wellness programs, company-wide events, etc.).


  5. "The good, the bad, and the ugly From a perspective within Horizon Next, the direct marketing division of Horizon Media"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks - happy hours, company events, social life at work, paid time off (vacation days, sick days, holidays, extended office closing between Christmas and New Years)
    Office - amazing office space, cutting edge, lots of light, offices are in the middle of the building with glass doors so everyone shares the sunlight, beautiful views
    Coworkers - relationships with your colleagues
    Company's professional reputation - there's no denying that Horizon Media is a powerhouse in the industry, consistently gaining new clients, so the name alone holds a lot of power on your resume

    Cons

    Office politics
    Financial compensation
    Long hours
    Management's lack of respect for the "blood, tears, and sweat" that their team members put into the organization

    Advice to Management

    Respect hard work and genuineness over showmanship
    Value consistent performers that keep their heads down just as much as those that are more verbal about what they're doing
    Make a real effort to understand what exactly the individuals on your respective teams are doing
    When making structural changes and promotion decisions, consult those that actually have insight into the day-to-day of the individuals or teams in question


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    great environment at work, it's like a second family

    Cons

    very little pay for work


  7. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Really takes time out to make sure all employees are comfortable in their roles while also pushing them to do better

    Cons

    department leadership is heavy on top with not many lower levels

  8. "Good First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Great first job out of college.

    Cons

    Very little pay for lots of work.

    Advice to Management

    Promote faster


  9. "Excellent recruiting and onboarding experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having only recently joined the company, I have to say that my experience with recruiting and the onboarding process has been excellent. I worked with Kristie as my recruiter and she was extremely responsive, positive, helpful, and all around provided a great candidate experience. Best I've had in a long time and better than most of the other companies I spoke with.

    Onboarding so far has been great. Orientation was on my first day, I was assigned an ambassador, who has been really helpful, and the onboarding team had already set me up over the first two weeks with meetings with key people I will be working with. Getting properly set up with office supplies and other things has been seamless as well. Definitely an excellent experience, which has me charged up and ready to be productive.

    Cons

    It took a week to get an ID badge, which makes it a challenge to get around the office, but that's really the building's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great recruiting and onboarding experience!


  10. "Assistant Brand Strategist"

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

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, very young and energetic with great career development opportunity and interesting accounts.

    Cons

    Cannot think of anything bad.


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