At Horizon Media, 97 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 313 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.13. It was published on Sep 12, 2017. 14426 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
98%
 
People care about each other here.
96%
 
People celebrate special events around here.
96%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
96%
 
Management is competent at running the business.
96%
 

What They Do

We asked Horizon Media to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Horizon Media, Inc. is a global leader in data-driven media and marketing, with estimated billings of $8 billion and 2,000 employees. The company was founded by Bill Koenigsberg in 1989 and is headquartered in N.Y with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto.

About this Company

Website: www.horizonmedia.com Industry: Advertising & Marketing
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10013 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: New York, New York; Los Angeles, CA, California US Employees: 1,478
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1989

Our employees love to meet in the Dunes, a central location where we host events, meetings, and other gatherings

Perks and Programs

We asked Horizon Media to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Spring: There are so many challenges for new parents returning back to work after welcoming a new baby. To address this, we launched Spring!, a program that makes the transition back to work as easy as possible. Spring! includes an educational video series across three pivotal points for new parents: before, during, and after their parental leave. New parents will have access to a slew of benefits including but not limited to: a 3 month paid membership at Horizon’s onsite gym; a spa day or “date night” dinner funded by the agency; breast pump accessories; a membership to The La Leche League -- an organization providing support to women who want to breastfeed; and a lactation transport system from Milk Stork for mothers traveling for business.
  • UpstartU: NYU Intrapreneurship Course: Upstart U is a grassroots effort that we brought to life in collaboration with NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), a global leader in higher education. UpStartU is a class that provides an opportunity for our employees to simply think differently. Through the class, employees attend a customized Invention & Intrapreneurship course through NYU School of Professional Studies once a week, where they learn how to think like a start-up, pitch an idea like a pro, and pivot quickly when things go wrong. Throughout the course, students utilize their intrapreneurial skills by working on a business plan/project to address a need at the agency. The class has been a hit and we are currently enrolling students in the 3rd class.
  • Go Learn: Go Learn: Horizon recently launched Go Learn, a program which sits at the intersection of learning, development and invention. It consists of an expanded curriculum, focusing on media & business skills, employee development, and intrapreneurship.
  • Horizon Media's Ski House: We welcome our employees with inventions and ideas to put them forward at any point. One of these grassroots ideas became a reality when of our brand strategists suggested that we rent a ski house where teams could go to bond, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature. CEO, President, and Founder Bill Koenigsberg brought this idea to fruition by renting a house for the agency in Stratton, Vermont. For the last four years, Horizon employees have been able to reserve weekends in advance where they can rest and restore with their colleagues and friends in an amazing mountain getaway. It is undoubtedly one of our employees' favorite perks.
  • Project Zen: 76 percent of Millennials report that work is a significant source of stress. With a huge Millennial population, we explored a variety of mind and body strategies focused on minimizing stress. Our wellness facility, Horizen, features state of the art exercise equipment, group classes, acupuncture, cupping treatments, massage and personal training. But we wanted to do more. So we piloted “Project Zen,” a new approach to wellness, aimed to help employees to breathe, move and rejuvenate to reduce stress. Employees can: Participate in “breathe, release and restore” meditation sessions; Attend a private 15 minute “breathe” session Or sign up for a Yoga Nidra class, a guided breathing and relaxation class After rave reviews, we implemented “Project Zen” permanently.
  • A culture of wellness: At horizon media, we placed a huge emphasis on wellness. Stress Relief – we have an on-site health center, which offers state of the art exercise equipment and classes, acupuncture, massage, and yoga and meditation sessions. We also have a technology-free retreat space complete with soft lighting and silk hammocks for resting and relaxation. This is where our employees come to mediate, or simply take a few minutes to reset.
  • Terrace: Our employees love taking advantage of our incredible space – and one of their favorite spots is our incredible terrace. Overlooking SoHo and Tribeca, the terrace is a go-to spot for company and client happy hours, fundraisers, and parties. Our employees regularly use the terrace to host fundraisers for causes their various personal philanthropic initiatives.
  • Philanthropy: Nowhere is ‘Business is Personal’ more real and vital than in the work we do with our various philanthropic partners such as City Harvest, Free Arts, The Partnership for Drugfree, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cross Cultural Solutions. We've formed a relationship with a local school with underprivileged children, who we invite to trick or treat at our offices every October. We also hold a book drive for them each summer. More recently, we brought adoptable puppies and kittens to our offices in partnership with Bideawee (a local animal shelter) so that our employees could not only decompress and relieve stress - but also so that some furry friends could find their forever homes.
  • Summer and Holiday Parties: Each year, we host a summer party and a holiday party (in both LA and NYC) as a tribute to the incredible work that our employees do day in and day out. At these gatherings, we have a town hall meeting hosted by our CEO, Founder, and President, Bill Koenigsberg, and employees are encouraged to ask Bill questions.
  • WOW and SuperWOW: Our "WOW" program allows employees to recognize the hard work of other employees. When someone goes above and beyond they are given a "WOW" that enters the recipient into a raffle to win big -- $3,000 for a customized experience of their choice.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

75% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
$6,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Each year we partner with a local animal rescue organization to bring adoptable puppies and kittens to the office!

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (only at headquarters)
  • Onsite Amenities (On-site gym with Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist ; Outdoor terrace w/ lounge areas to relax or work; Game room with shuffleboard, ping-pong, pop-a-shot and gaming systems; Beer on tap; On-site coffee shop with full barista staff; Daily pop-up lunch options; Two fully-stocked snack bars; A dedicated "retreat" room for meditation and rest; Mindfulness Guru who holds breathing and meditation sessions.)

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

40 hours Paid time off to volunteer Yes Recycling program

Diversity

  • Manager, Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Chief Talent Officer, Eileen Benwitt,

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Yoga classes are one of our many health & wellness offerings

How to Get Hired

We asked Horizon Media for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Horizon, we look for candidates who are entrepreneurial, passionate about the media industry and can live by our mantra, “business is personal.” They have done their research and understand the goals of the organization, what differentiates us, and those who are going to embrace Horizon and complement existing talent to create successful and long standing relationships with our clients. Collaboration is key to our fast growing client roster, as a result we look for candidates who know how to partner and have excelled in team oriented environments. Ideal employees are ambitious and who have the innate desire to create, to build something unique, to break new ground.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be prepared, engaged and excited. Also, Follow up! Don't just submit a resume and hang back waiting for a response. Show us that you are truly interesting in becoming part of the #Horizonation.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are looking for candidates that want more than just to be classified as one thing. We want candidates that want to grow and expand their skill set.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Go to our Linkedin Career Page https://www.linkedin.com/company/horizon-media/careers?trk=top_nav_careers also check out @TheHorizonation on Twitter HorizonMedia on Snapchat or just Google #horizonation and check out all the goodness. 

hiring Outlook

550 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 24% Job Growth
74 Average applicants per opening 26,068 Total job applicants
32% New hires by employee referrals 28% Openings filled by current employees
200 Recent graduates hired 14% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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