New York Times
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Updated Jan 13, 2014
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3.4 81 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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Mark Thompson

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stable company with opportunity to learn a lot providing reasonably good benefits.

Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDiverse set of employees and flexible work hours make this company attractive to any employee. The reputation of the newspaper and history is well known around the world. Barring normal exceptions, people are generally good to each other. There is ample opportunity to intermingle with colleagues. Play after hours and relax.

ConsLimited growth potential. Too much hierarchical structure. Often managers are not competent. Sometimes projects are inundated by individuals ego and aspiration to prove your point rather than looking at the overall big picture.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the number of managers and empower staff more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Talented people, great business challenges to tackle, pay is not the reason you stay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat brand performing as well as it ever has, focused on the right business challenges, lot of experimentation and innovation.

ConsAs part of a profit-challenged sector, the pay is mid-level at best and annual increases are not great.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in more new leadership talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Exhausting, rewarding work. Great colleagues. No other paper like it.

Staff Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSharp, knowledgeable, friendly colleagues. Feeling of "family." Resources beyond most publications' dreams. Ability to specialize within area of interest or expertise. Rotating assignments to avoid stagnation. Pride in the product every day.

ConsLong hours, late nights. I don't remember having much time for a social life. Work/life balance is a challenge at this paper (and in the industry).

Advice to Senior ManagementMore personal feedback is in order. Actual job evaluations and feedback from managers was rare (no one had time).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Advertising Production (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay, Benefits, Employee Perks, Reputation, Flexible hours, Many opportunities for advancement

ConsUnion stinks, didn't protect our jobs. Got Outsourced, Print industry declining

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't move to a building you can't afford. Should have stayed at 229 W. 43rd St. and renovated for cheaper! Maybe it would have saved many jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place for software developers who seek innovation and are self motivated.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood environment for low and mid level software developers. A lot of opportunities to learn and innovate. Flexible work environment. Friendly and smart people.

ConsApart for management positions, no clear advancement paths in technology group. Some cultural problems with development processes and products vision.

Advice to Senior ManagementApply and do what you're talking about.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Always Ahead of the Times

Advertising Sales Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than 5 years

ProsManagement is full of intelligent, realistic, dynamic individuals continually seeking out new opportunities for a print company to stay relevant and competitive in an evolving digital marketplace. Account lists are very manageable, and there are support teams for everything from sales planning to research to marketing. Employee satisfaction is important, and a good work/life balance is provided. Most people at NYT are there for life.

ConsThere are many layers of approvals required to move forward with new, out of the box ideas. Goals are very high and given halfway through the quarter, making it difficult to make a lot in commission.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Staff Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent benefits; 35-hour work week;

ConsShortened staff and increased workload because of recent buyouts/layoffs. Little overtime.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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great place to work if you're just starting out

Account Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than 5 years

Prosone of the all time best institutions in the world.
the company is unionized so acts as a "benevolent" employer
meet and hear some of the greatest journalists in the world

Conslow pay
hard to grow professionally

Advice to Senior Managementhard to offer since they're struggling with keeping the business alive.
good luck!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent larger company to work for

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe Times definitely treats their employees pretty well. Good health benefits, compensation, etc. My only complaint is that there is a good bit of bureaucracy to deal with which gets tiresome. From a software engineering perspective, teams are small and projects are interesting. Choice of tools and methodologies is very wide and developers have a wide berth.

ConsToo much bureaucracy. Many "directors" with their hands in the pot. Could be more agile and current in todays market, but making tremendous strides.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My work at The New York Times has been challenging and rewarding, but the company has been disappointing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe New York Times is forward-thinking, innovative, not afraid to take calculated risks. The opportunity to work with high-caliber professionals. The company's dedication to high-quality journalism and the opportunity to be a part of an industry-wide transformation.

ConsThe lack of upward mobility. The matrixed org structure and committee-driven decision making that impedes speed-to-market. The lack of vision/strategic direction in the most senior levels leaves important decisions vulnerable to politics at lower levels. The lack of a focus on enhancing company culture and morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the org structure in order to reduce overlap and improve clarity on roles and responsibilities. Recruit senior executives who are visionaries so less debate about strategy happens "on the ground."

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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