Hearst Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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  • "I wish the magazine and television divisions worked together better(in 49 reviews)

  • "Upper management is contentious and talks down to employees(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Honest Assessment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    great benefits - great upper management - fun environment - normal hours

    Cons

    No Pay Growth - separated teams

  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, smaller (ish) teams even though the company is huge.

    Cons

    Feel overworked at times, need more open communication between teams


  3. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    decent company structure, corporate didn't lay anyone off for corona

    Cons

    i cant think of any other than i hate my job

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Creative Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, creativity, great people and good support structure

    Cons

    Don’t allow projects to come to fruition

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  5. "good place to get experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    This is a good place to get your feet wet. As long as you dont take off too many days, you will be fine.

    Cons

    The pay is too low for the expectations.

  6. "Good people, Stingy company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Copy Editor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    The people are the best. My favorite thing is our superbowl parties and summer get-togethers.

    Cons

    The pay is laughable. Better have a second job lined up.

  7. "awesome place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great potential to make money

    Cons

    there are no cons at all

  8. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hearst full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great view of Central Park

    Cons

    William Randolf Hearst was a problematic figure in history.

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  9. "Supportive"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Executive Director of Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hearst full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities for growth, supportive upper management.

    Cons

    High pressure environment with ever-expanding goals.

  10. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Hearst full-time

    Pros

    benefits were pretty decent there

    Cons

    layoffs happen quite frequently there

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