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Digial Media Consulted
Media Consultant (Former Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTAugust 15, 2017
Was on the inaugural team that built all new business throughout the year.

Worked in Fairfield County and New Haven County

Had to find my own leads.

Getting on the ground floor of a new division of the company.
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Horrible managers in the sales pit
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 13, 2017
The sales managers were known around town among the other stations for being ill-tempered toward their employees. They even would yell at salespeople who lost accounts or revenue.
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Great place to work.
Traffic Assistant (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 13, 2017
Managers were very nice and encouraged in every way. There were always incentives given such as football tickets. Enjoyed my time of employment very much.
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swiss posts
Postal Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYAugust 9, 2017
a typical day is like this make sure you have uniform on to clock in, go to the floors to pickup or to deliver to the clients and to make sure to pick it down in orderly fashion. i learn to be more of a people person and to net work better and to understand how other aspect of the clients job works. management was terrible, i never got job advancement where new employees got to advance when i did a great job.
Pros
the environment, long lunch breaks, benefits and PTO
Cons
no paid lunch, uniforms, managers and job advancement
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delivery
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  East Greenbush, NYJuly 27, 2017
Pick up and deliver news papers to paid customers daily. 7 days a week not questions asked. if you need a day off you have to find coverage and pay them. If they make mistakes and get complaints your job is on the line
Pros
bring able to work early morning
Cons
no time off paid or not paid, have to find own coverage, work 7 days a week
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Not what you think...run!
Implementation Consultant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 22, 2017
Homecare Homebase plays on the Hearst relationship to make you think your working for a storied company. HCHB is a modern day sweat shop. Management is a joke since most of them are young and have no real world experience outside this company. It's not a place for anyone with any serious work experience. Implementation Consultants work 6 days a week (minimum) despite what's said in the interview. The travel percentage is 90% due to the high turnover. No work/life balance at all. You're pressured to complete their certifications which are not useful or transferable. The pay is far below market rate. If you're not part of the clique, you will not be liked or respected. Overall this is not a good company to work for.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Marketing dept
Designer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 18, 2017
I was here for a few months through a recommendation. People were and I learned a lot! Great experience for someone wanting to learn something new. Great location :)
Pros
Sample Sales
Cons
Small team
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Sold Digital Media
Digital Media Consultant (Former Employee) –  Buffalo, NYJuly 18, 2017
Had to cold call and prospect potential small to medium sized business for new business. It was a lot of cold calling and canvassing. We also sold ads in the phone book.
Pros
always was networking
Cons
Tough product to sell
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Easy Going
Budget Analyst (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 17, 2017
As a budget analysis, it was only busy one week out of the month. The rest of the month it was very slow pace. The hardest part was making sure our budget for the month was on point and allocated.
Pros
Free lunches, fair benefits
Cons
nothing to do the rest of the month
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Hearst
Administrative Assistant - Finance (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 11, 2017
I worked on the corporate floor. I enjoyed working for Hearst, but not for my immediate supervisor, which is why I left. Great benefits and job opportunities.
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Great Company
Major Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 30, 2017
Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate.[4] It owns a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, 50% of broadcasting firm A&E Networks, and 20% of the sports broadcaster ESPN—the last two both co-owned with The Walt Disney Company.
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Marketing and Sales Intern
Marketing and Sales Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2017
I loved this internship. Every morning when I got in I would check my emails, and assist the marketing and sales team with their morning duties including power point projects, data analysis, and or preparing for call preps. The hardest part was not knowing exactly what to do or how they wanted things done. The most enjoyable part was I loved what I was doing and the magazine I was working for. In this job I really got to be creative.
Pros
Great work environment, fun projects, traveling
Cons
long hours
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Laid back and serious about big ideas and hard work
Hearst Men's Group, Advertising Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2017
Hearst has a fantastic culture where you need to be on top of your work, but at the same time you can be relaxed in an environment with others who feel the same. There is an excellent work/life balance here.
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They wear you down and use you up
General Assignment Reporter (Former Employee) –  New Canaan, CTJune 20, 2017
Low pay and long hours makes for a job that isn't sustainable long term. During my nearly two years there, a number of reporters departed to take higher paying jobs that weren't nearly as demanding.
Pros
Every day brought something new to write about
Cons
low pay and long hours
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Wonderful management team - with fast paced work
Senior Advertising Manager (Current Employee) –  Beaumont, TXJune 19, 2017
There are deadlines everyday, so days are fast paced. Very exciting to be part of campaigns that you see help customers. The job allows you to be creative and out of the box thinker.
Pros
Fast pace, creative, social
Cons
Ability for more money.
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Bad for women
Senior News Producer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 21, 2017
Hearst is a shockingly sexist company to work for considering how many high-powered women it employs. It is similarly antisemitic. The human resources department is completely useless.
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Innovative Publisher
Marketing (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 10, 2017
People are smart and creative, around motivated people, egos could be a little deflated but overall a great work experience and will up your marketing game.
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A great company to work at.
Deputy Director of Corporate Security (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 10, 2017
A very exciting and diverse company to be a part of.
A family owned business with ia cohesive working environment.
Drastic changes in the executive level led to personnel changes.
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Hearst Media Connecticut - Run Away
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Bridgeport, CTMay 9, 2017
They will use bait and switch tactics to lure you into accepting a position.
Don't be fooled, this company is drowning fast and Connecticut being run by a handful of over-paid old school hacks, that use boiler room tactics and deceit while they attempt to brain wash you into drinking the Koolaid . Corny role play training that accomplishes nothing but waist your time and provide entertainment to the old school managers and VPs who have the biggest egos , but no solid evidence of having any talent or management skills. They make you chant as a group to be the "Best Darn Sales Team in the World" all these tactics in attempt to turn you into a drone worker. The scripted sales pitches they have you memorize are filled with down right lies and trickery. Most clients who were the main advertisers for most papers have already been burned by these sales hacks have already packed and refuse to be even approached, since the main tactic is to over-sell a bunch of useless packages of digital and print ads and slap in anything they can build up the bill...a month an a half later the client realizes they are not receiving any value and will cancel.

If you like being MICRO-MANAGED to death you may enjoy a job here. There is no career or advancement opportunity.
They set goals that are based on increasing profits from the previous year, even though nationwide factual reports will demonstrate ad spending from News Paper companies decline - It is set up this was so you will not earn any commission.
The VPs and managers are all frightened for their positions and are your typical greasy
  more... slick tongue annoying sales person , they demonstrate no talent themselves, and it is obvious they could never lead by example. Enjoy role call meeting with the old corny jokes that make you scratch your head in disbelief wondering if you somehow slipped through a time warp to the 1950s, which is really sad since they are supposed to be a digitally advanced company.

They will lie to clients claiming their digital products capabilities, and as well claim to own data, which in reality they are buying whole sale from a third party vendor.
One of the VPs like to be considered the General --and expects to be treated like one even though he has no military experience, and has the worst distemper and grand illusion of self ego..yet in a year and a half have never witnessed him make an actual sale, and each client that he meets he scares away.

Run for the hills Newspaper and Newspaper Company Digital sales
are declining, most folk have realized these companies are as antiquated as the old school hack managers they continue to employ.
The only sales interest they really have is to keep their salary running,by overcharging and over stating the value of products any consumer can buy without their so called "Expert" help.
The only thing they are an expert at is selling you bulk packages
that are filled with fluff

I believe a young sale person who would like to enhance their career would be best off avoiding this atmosphere..it was terrible from sales , to production to mis-leading clients .
Liars can figure , but figures don't lie ---Very High turn over and numerous thumbs down for CT Hearst Media.
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Pros
Close to a Car Wash
Cons
Everything
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Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAMay 3, 2017
Opportunities are unlimited if you are driven and focused selling locally. Traditional sales format within the broadcast industry. Growing mobile and online platform opportunity.
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