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Horizon Media Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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Horizon Media President, Founder, and CEO Bill Koenigsberg
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  • "Work life balance depends on the account" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Long hours (12-15) a few hours a week" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Media"

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

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

    Pros

    I had amazing mentorship and opportunities for professional development. Also a lot of support from human resources and management.

    Cons

    Longer working hours around deadlines, new business pitches - nothing out of the ordinary for agency life.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Promotion fast to some extent, fast pace

    Cons

    Base salary is unbearable low...

  3. "Amazing 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

    Culture and people are incredible.

    Cons

    No complaints yet, great place to be.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked, underpaid, and cliquey"

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

    I worked at Horizon Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful offices, convenient to the subways - but beauty is only surface. There are some genuine people who are really cool and care.

    Cons

    Dont believe these super positive gushing reviews. HR writes them to cover up very long hours with unreasonable deadlines and exhausted over worked employees. Cliquey teams that often freeze co-workers out if they dont like them or get along. Forget about going to HR thats a sure road to getting fired.


  5. "Digital Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and decent work life balance for an agency

    Cons

    Low pay and not a lot of room for bonuses/growth based on effort and time spent working

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more


  6. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment

    Cons

    Difficult to move up and grow


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Billing/Shared Services"

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

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

    Pros

    You can say you have a job, don't really have to stay late

    Cons

    Environment/Management/On worst floor in the building

    Advice to Management

    This is work, not prison. No need to harass and micromanage as if you are employing a bunch of convicts. Management has many personal, ethical and performance related issues themselves, yet they dont hesitate to point the finger when one thing goes slightly wrong. Everyday its a constant battle of who's going to tell on who for being 10 minutes late. Wouldn't wish the shared services department in horizon on the devil himself. Stay away, or risk your sanity!!!

  8. "Inclusive Community with top talent"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands on internship work
    - Beautiful facilities
    - Open and friendly staff

    Cons

    - Work/life balance, balancing work load


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Horizon Media full-time

    Pros

    None. It was a total bait and switch from the interview to my last day on the job.

    Cons

    Overtly gossipy, political and two-faced. Don't let the fancy office fool you - the cliquey environment looks down upon those who don't drink the kool aid. Managers are treated like tenured professors and usually put their feet up without a care in the world, while their direct reports work until the wee hours of the night ordering seamless from the cuban restaurant down the street.

    Advice to Management

    Put in the hours. If your direct reports are working until 10pm and you're out the door everyday at 4, maybe it's time to re-evaluate your ability to lead.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "if you are applying for any brand strategist role thinking you’ll be doing actual strategy, DO NOT APPLY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I honestly can’t find any. You’d think for such a huge org you’d find some, but nope.

    Cons

    LONG hours (9pm-10pm) within a month of being there (without any real training). No meaningful work. AWFUL company culture - my first day, my manager described it like a “big high school.” Collaboration is minimal, exposure to other teams only comes in client meetings. This place literally rips away top talent from other careers by promising them groundbreaking work when in reality all I did was stare at flowcharts from 5pm-9pm. I would have nothing to do all day until 4pm when my supervisors went into meeting, then I’d have about 4-5 hours of work to do. HR is a joke there as well- a lot of them are just looking to fill slots and not actually get to know what the employee wants out of their job. No regard for any employees skills or goals.

    Advice to Management

    Change your position titles and realign job descriptions with what you actually do. What you call “brand strategists” are actually account planners and don’t do any strategy whatsoever.