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Horizon Media Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • work life balance was not easy as a recent graduate (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours, really lacking in operations (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Internship Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media part-time

    Pros

    Great internship...lots of cool outings such as visiting NBC and the food network.

    Cons

    The starting salary sucks...aka I liked the company but won't be returning.

    Advice to Management

    Higher starting salary ...NYC is expensive


  2. "No Room to Grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, lots of fun perks

    Cons

    More experienced employees had no time to teach or train entry-level employees how to do their job, poor management, cliques

    Advice to Management

    Take time to train your employees in job areas above them so they feel like they have a purpose for showing up every day


  3. "Media Planner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, flexible hours, people are always happy!

    Cons

    Working with fresh grads - no media knowledge.


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  5. "The best of the the best!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Look, working at any media agency can be tough. As the middleman we can be stuck between client deadlines and vendor management. However, Horizon does a fanastic job making sure we are striking the best work-life balance possible. The people and culture are like no where else (and I can say that with confidence from working at multiple other agencies before). I actually love going to work, working with the smartest individuals in the industry, and absolutely feel like I'm a value to my team! If you are looking for a media agency, you cannot find a better place than Horizon. :)

    - GREAT benefits: Massage days/wellness weeks, very generous PTO, big in philanthropy
    - Incredible culture: Invention department, team outings, FUN Group, holiday parties, with super nice and happy people that love working there
    - Managers that CARE. My manager is the best and honestly cares about me and my growth as a person.
    - Training and development/promotions: there is always resources available and it's not uncommon that if you work hard, you will be recognized for it. Media 101 program, manager trainings, etc.
    - Lots of new business wins, so upwards trend!
    - Did I mention how great the people are yet?

    Cons

    - Can be longer hours, but that will be at any agency you go to and vary by account/team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!!! You are ahead of the curve compared to competitors and just continue to get better and better.


  6. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good agency environment and benefits. Good people throughout

    Cons

    Top management needs to act more like leaders than bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage everyone to voice opinions. Ideas can come from any level


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    "manager"

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    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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities - access to leadership - creative thinkers.

    Cons

    agency life isn't for everyone


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    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Beautiful space to work in. Wonderful events to attend.

    Cons

    No real innovation; AMD's and Directors are very robotic. Client's lead the conversation on next steps. Managers tend to be micromanagers. A lot of bottlenecking. Very much high school environment; employees are talked down to by senior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and really listen to client's needs. Instead of defaulting to the same media plans you've been doing since the beginning of your career; take some risk.


  9. "Full Time Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SEM Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SEM Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, lots of events with vendors, great for young employees.

    Cons

    Not the best salary and big turnover rate for employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits and perks- good, professionalism... not so much. *LA office only*"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and the perks of meals and events that come with media and put on by the company saves this review. There is also a lot of freedom that is given to the employees. Depending on your departments supervisor's, not too much micro management. Just get what needs to be done completed. Bright and clean feeling work space. Dog friendly.

    Cons

    The professionalism seems to go out the window when it comes to personal lives. Since so much time is spent at work (lots of late, late nights to meet deadlines)-- familiarity with co-workers seem to have folks feeling like nothing is off limits. Work life balance is incredibly difficult to maintain, especially if you're a commuter of any kind. To leave at a decent hour almost always ensures taking work home. Maybe it is just the nature of the business...

    Advice to Management

    People are very honest in their exit interviews... why is nothing being done with that advice? I assure you the turn around isn't only so quick because of the work. Even though the work load is laughable. If supervisors are running to each other's offices to gossip... that's an HR concern. And it definitely has been brought up by multiple people in exit interviews.


  11. "Great company culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Managing Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, good work life balance, work hard/play hard, flexibility

    Cons

    Long hours, really lacking in operations

    Advice to Management

    For a company of this siz, we need much better operations


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