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- 5.09 Oct 2023Media Sales ConsultantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
I only worked at Hurst for 2.5 months, however here are the pro's that I identified.. - Truly uncapped and attractive commission structure - Premium B2C products that are household names, making it very easy to pick up the phone and speak to clients about what you have to offer - Humorous and fun sales floor with the MD consistently checking in on you to see how you're doing, as well as offering a second voice system where he closes the deal on your behalf and you still get the full % of commission. This is truly underrated and rare to find, I've worked in all sorts of advertising sales floors and this did not exist without management wanting a larger cut of the deal than what is originally agreed - Central London based office making for a swift commute - No experience needed - The training comes straight from the MD himself, his wisdom is undeniably helpful and insightful into the world of "how people buy advertising" - Other benefits such as post-work bar tabs on a Friday, occasional pizza parties/breakfasts, and incentives during nationwide holidays such as Xmas
In all honesty, what people call pressure I call a challenge, therefore I can't honestly think of any cons of working here other than maybe the odd bit of espionage - which again, is understandable when trying to run a business and make sure people are not leaking sensitive information
- 5.014 Jul 2023Media ConsultantCurrent Employee
This was my first sales job coming from a background in retail, and I’ve been supported and taught so much which has made the transition so much easier. Parts of the job that were very new to me included managing my own client base and lead sourcing in my own time, but I was given all the necessary tools I needed to learn and continually better myself. The team as a whole have been nothing but encouraging and supportive, and it’s a very chill and friendly environment. The commission is great as there’s no cap - I’m starting to do moderately well (and been congratulated a lot) but there’s still so much potential in my earnings which is really great to be able to work towards. Being rewarded for helping people grow their business through advertising is something I’m very passionate about and it can be lots of fun. I’ve also struggled a lot with mental health but been given lots of support, and even had free counselling through the employee assistance programme. All in all: lots of support, great team, fun job, and fun work drinks!
No sick pay Job security is based on consistently hitting KPI/commission as well as you actually putting the work in which is completely normal and valid, but it can be quite stressful if you’re not having a great month and are an anxious person like myself. Male dominated
- 5.025 Sept 2023Marketing/SalesCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
Amazing atmosphere, great staff incentives, no unrealistic KPI’s, great management and approachable.
None that I can think of
- 4.021 Jun 2023Media Sales ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
- every question answered when asked -directors always make time to answer questions -mental health support -cool company events planned - high pressure exciting sales -Nice people - get stuck in type of team -cash bonuses - team meetings every day -amazing office manager -office dog - earning alot of money -Good location -constant change/progress
-breakfast isn't ordered for vegetarians - projects need to be planned so leads can be found before the week of the project -not many managers
- 1.021 Jun 2023Graphic DesignerFormer Employee
Can work with a variety of B2C clients across multiple market sectors. Invitations to prestigious industry/networking events. Pizza parties (in lieu of payment for overtime). Modern and professional office space in a great area, plenty of on site facilities and occasional building-ran events. Production department were wonderful to work with, and were all very friendly, helpful and hardworking. Sadly not always respected and valued by the MD and some members of sales.
Will expect unpaid overtime in excess of contracted hours regularly to make up for the poor scheduling and project planning set in place by MD and supporting directors. Yearly performance reviews and salary adjustments will be delayed and postponed into different financial years. When a pay rise does come, it is still under market value for the role. High turnover rate of staff, onboarding of new staff can be very impersonal leading to a heavy sink or swim atmosphere, with most rightfully moving on. Rumours of staff being asked to post fake reviews to bolster the Glass Door score. Obviously cannot be verified but to have those rumours circulate through the office gives a bad impression for new hires. Honest sit downs with management on unfair and unhealthy working environments can fall on deaf ears or lead to dismissal, whereas employee wellbeing should always be a priority. Mismanagement of the team and poor management decisions will lead to the already overworked production department taking on multiple roles outside of their job scope and expertise. Work from home is not supported, only in exceptional circumstances. Flexible hours are also not supported however again, unpaid overtime is definitely encouraged.5
- 5.010 Apr 2023Media ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Reflecting upon my first year at Hurst Media, I can confidently say it has been the best 12 months of my professional career, here are the reasons why I have been able to grow financially as well as set strong foundations for a career in Media. After working in the London art gallery sector for seven years after graduation from university, I decided to take the jump into media consultancy, the last 12 months have flown by and have learnt a lot along the way, if you are considering a new role in media sales I highly recommend working at Hurst Media. - Commission structure is extremely generous leaving the consultant the ability to earn as much as they want to put in. - With no media sales experience prior to working at Hurst Media I attended a vigorous three-day training program on induction which was highly detailed and effective this resulted in the making of deals right away and was able to achieve my financial goals immediately. - A very caring management system and CEO that generally has your best interests at heart, If you are ever struggling or need advice there is an open-door policy in which you can seek guidance. - The brand-new Worskspace offices based in the heart of Shoreditch are fantastic! The company values downtime for its staff, so providing a Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch and chill-out areas has been great for team building as many of the staff like to enjoy gaming tournaments. - There are a vast number of options for career progression as the company itself is continually growing and expanding, staff are often asked how they would also like to progress as there are always new opportunities arising. - Never once have I felt pigeon-holed at the company sticking to one sector you quickly find you’re a specialist subject, whether you enjoy working alongside the travel team or are a foodie looking to make your mark on the food and drinks campaigns or enjoy conversing with charites there are many different options for each personality type to reach their maximum potential. - Working in a multitude of sales environments over my 7 years of experience I came across sharky environments in which everyone was out for themselves. Hurst media is nothing like this at all…. Championing a strong family-orientated culture in which everyone sets out to help and guide fellow peers to achieve their goals is beautifully refreshing setting.
To be honest I can’t think of many cons of my time working at Hurst Media. - Being in charge of the majority of your own leads means some work may be required on a Sunday evening or after work hours, however, this becomes second nature as the better leads sourcing the better the paycheck. - The team also all pull together and share leads out of hours which creates great camaraderie.
- 1.013 Mar 2023Media SalesFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
No pros for working in this place
Weird energy as soon as you start. Owner James doesn’t want to speak with you. Fake reviews online8
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Hurst Media has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 46 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Hurst Media to a friend and 69% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.
67% of Hurst Media employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Hurst Media 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.