Digital Media Consultant (Former Employee), Albany, NY – August 21, 2014
Pros: the ability to learn and offer solutions to business owners
Cons: micro management plus texting status reports
Phone calling, Cold calling and proposing benefits Digital marketing tools, value and benefits Hourly status reports, daily meetings, very professional Friendly and helpful Micro management plus The ability to learn and offer solutions
Digital Media Consultant (Current Employee), High Point, NC – January 26, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: goals, upper management, no incentive for revenue, communication, etc.
Although in any sales organization there is constant change, this company takes it to the extreme! A typical day usually consist of training, cold calling and either appointments or prospecting. It has given me in depth experience into the marketing world and I have learned extensively about SEO, SEM and Social Media. The direct management isn't so – more... bad with a few exceptions (as with most companies), but the upper management is a joke! They bring in new people every 6-8 months and they all have a Napoleon complex. My co-workers are the best part of the job. Most of them have seen it worse and seen it better. Overall, if you can swallow the company pill, work at least 10 hours a day, and make sales consistently every week, you'll be fine. Pay isn't bad, but there is no incentive or pay for renewals or print unless you sell A LOT of new customers. They are starting to target college kids with no sales experience so they can mold them, so beware! – less
Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies.
General Manager, Central Production (Current Employee), New York, NY – December 20, 2013
Pros: changing roles and responsibilities
Cons: conflicting personalities
Hearst is an exciting media company that strives to lead the market in information and innovation.
There is no typical day for a General manager. As the name implies, a GM has their hands in all aspects of the business and responsibilities change as needs arise. In general I am responsible for the Central Production Department. I complete annual budgets, – more... reconcile monthly expenses, complete reforecasts and do ad-hoc analysis . I am also responsible for the well being of the staff, ensuring all personnel needs are satisfied.
Here at Hearst, I have learned the value of staying proactive in technology. The media market is constantly changing, and the goal is keep our customers not just happy but engaged!
Management here is flexible and changes as the market need evolves. That is one reason the "General Manager" term is used. Senior management often moves personnel and restructures departments.
Workers here are as varied as the stories and celebrities they cover. We have everyone from daily advertising traffickers through Publishers and Editors constantly managing the “personality” of the brand.
The hardest part of the job is the short time frame within which change is constant. You always have to work to be an innovator.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing an idea or a vision come to fruition. There is such a sense of accomplishment. – less
Director (Former Employee), NYC, NY – November 13, 2013
Pros: great new building
Cons: high pressure to complete projects on time.
Flexible work hours. I managed a small group of developers who were dedicated to their job and were reachable off-hours when necessary. The hardest part of the job was the aggressive deadlines that were set without consulting those working on the project. The most enjoyable part of the job was being successful in completing these tasks and working on – more... new technologies. – less
Benefits Administrator (Current Employee), Charlotte, NC – July 4, 2013
Cons: lack of management flexibility and communication
A day at Hearst generally consists of answering calls and emails, processing enrollment forms, reviewing and preparing claims to be submitted for processing as well as reconciling claim payments. After working for Cigna it has been interesting to experience benefits from the employer's and employees point of view. I especially enjoy helping employees – more... get resolution of their claims as well as receiving the benefits that they are entitled to. The most difficult aspect of the job is the lack of job growth and opportunity for advancement. – less
My day was a mix of routine work mixed with a constantly changing mix of challenges. I learned how to balance both priorities. I had a group of co-workers that worked well together as a very cohesive team. This made times of crisis much easier to deal with because of mutual support and assistance.
It's a small company that allows you to work closely with your co-workers.
Consumer Research Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NY – April 30, 2013
It's a client facing organization, where your clients are television markets across the nation. You assist clients in their relations with Nielsen Media, and help network stations monitor their viewership and market trends.
Sales Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TX – February 18, 2013
Pros: meeting new people daily
Cons: no room for advancement
The majority of the day is devoted to phone and door to door cold calling. I've learned that the importance of discipline in following my daily, weekly and monthly sales plan. Management has it's own set of rewards, the satisfaction of development of sales reps into Top Producers My co-workers are what completes the satisfaction of a position. Without – more... relationships in the workplace it can be a lonely day! Hardest part of the day is keeping fresh set of new prospects, while the most enjoyable part is closing a sale. – less
As a Regional Sales Specialist in Automotive my team members were great as were my manager and VP until they were undermined and either demoted or fired. 3 reorganizations in 3 years is scary. You might make good money for a year or two until they can't afford you. That's when your goals become unrealistic and unattainable. The Houston North team lost – more... its top two reps (both Hearst Prestige Circle winners) in a span of 6 months because of the unreliability of the word of management as well as never knowing what your goals will be or rarely getting them before the pay period ends. This amount of inconsistency and stress is the worst part of the job. They also don't take the time to test they're products or the fulfillment before they put them in market which leads to undue stress and client retention discussions.The best part was the money when they allow you to make goal as well as the relationships with clients and teammates. – less