Fantastic Job Experience, allowed me to build on my experience at Condé Nast to become a skilled producer/director
Associate Producer / Producer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 22, 2018
This was a great job for me. A typical day consisted of pitching ideas, scheduling shoots, securing talent and freelancers for shoots, supervising videos in post production and approving the cuts (or editing myself). On shoot days I ran the entire shoot from top to bottom. On big shoots I was in charge of making sure things went smoothly no matter what. On smaller shoots or interviews I was the lead producer / director.
I learned how to write scripts, pitch ideas, interview big personalities, liaison between video editors and the top executives, manage schedules and budgets, etc.
Management was for the most part good, however they made some every questionable decisions in who they would partner with to put out the video content. This decision ultimately blew up in their face and led to many video people being let go unnecessarily.
The hardest part of the job was working on so many jobs at once, although that was challenging, it was also one of the things that I really loved about the job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the editors from the magazines and branded clients to make content that our viewers would enjoy every day.
Freedom to really take charge of projects, lots of perks, great group of people to work with, everyone is talented
Bad judgement by executives in partnering with a social network exclusively
Head Retoucher Oprah Magazine (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 15, 2018
Years ago, when I worked at Hearst, it was a different time for that company. It was a great place to learn the industry. I made some great connections there. I would not want to experience that couture again.
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 7, 2018
The overall feel for the atmosphere is cool. People are generally nice and treat each other with respect. If you are eager and a go getter movement between departments are doable. Working here was some of the best years of my career. I would not mind going back.
Management was more concerned in their own agenda that everyone else was just a means. Once they got rid of management that did know what they were doing and wanted the best for their team, they brought in people from the outside and gave them agendas that did not align with the job and the responsibility of their reps. Management would rather fire their number one reps that they UNDER paid to not take blame for the things they were not doing.
Legal department (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 24, 2018
One's experience working at Hearst varies widely depending upon which department one is in. There is very little standardization between the departments in terms of compensation, management, benefits, hours, etc.
That being said, work life balance in the legal department at Hearst is decent. My manager is awful, a fact which is widely known, and nothing is done about it. Lots of structural problems between attorneys and support staff.
Digital Media Account Executive (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 16, 2018
Great group of people but culture as provided by company is lacking. If you can swallow that, it's a great place to work. Relaxed, professional, and ambitious. Knows what they are doing when it comes to serving their clients and providing a variety of top notch services in the industry.
Products you can get behind, history, professionalism
Increasing goals every month, no management support, zero growth potential
Digital Advertising Specialist (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 24, 2018
Typical day: arrive, 30 minute meeting, make 50 cold calls, run two appointments, and manage a book of business. Fulfillment team needed hand holding, support team ok, management weak and no advancement potential.
Circulation Records and Preprint Charting Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – January 6, 2018
My last few years at the Chronicle were high pressure, long hours. The demands were many and it was difficult to get away. As employees were let go, duties were added to my department to the point we were no longer were able to do excellent work. My loyal employees worked long hours as well. This was a change in the culture that had been there for decades.
Seasonal - Tree marker (Former Employee) – McCloud, CA 96057 – December 12, 2017
Loved being able to work outdoors in Nature. Gorgeous scenery working with awesome people. Hard work climbing up steep hills in the heat of the Summer, but very rewarding. Got to see a bear up close, kind of scary