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Pros
  • And though it varies depending on the job, most people have a favorable work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Smart people do actually come to work there to pay their dues and move on (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, weekends and night are required (in 5 reviews)

  • Newspaper industry is struggling (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    the name. great name to align yourself with.

    Cons

    no job security and pay is not great. morale is low. people cry in the bathrooms. its a very sad place to be in the year 2014. what used to be a diverse corporation has now turned into a cookie cutter environment. Where's the diversity now? You won't find it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Run away as fast as you can.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Brand name and some interaction with editorial. It looks good on your resume, and you can talk up the work that you've done to make it seem more important.

    Cons

    Horrible place to work, never come here on the business side. The management is horrible, they promote based on personal feelings and not merit, there's complete favoritism, and management acts like a high school clique. They treat employees very badly, are not supportive of further development unless they personally decide that they like you (but that changes at the drop off a hat). They are racist, also. Nepotism abounds here. Management gets kicks out of restricting little freedoms, like getting breakfast in the morning, or enjoying a lunch with coworkers. They don't like fraternization and friends if they are not a part of it, and thus punish you for it. There isn't enough space to describe how horrid this place is. There is no room for advancement unless you're a personal friend, and "pedigree" has been made to matter, which is disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the current management, and replace them with brand new people. The ones who are in place now are ridiculously incompetent at managing and are only in it because they've been here for an extended period of time. The management style consists of power trips.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rapidly changing strategy and unclear goals will not save the Times

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    * Insight into how news is generated at one of the world's most popular papers
    * Rub shoulders with news-makers and other minor celebrities
    * Free books and access to New York City events and institutions
    * Free access to Premium Crossword Puzzles
    * Bragging rights (this used to be true, but now people feel sorry for you)

    Cons

    * Majority of employees are disgruntled and unhappy, making for a poor working environment
    * Politics outweighs disciplined thought when making decisions
    * Lack of clear management strategy or goals adds to the difficulty in decision making
    * Performance is not measured consistently or tied to pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require upper management and those that report to them to create clear, measurable goals and reward them based on meeting those goals. Create a review system which requires that managers be reviewed by their employees, and take that into account before deciding compensation and promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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