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New York Times Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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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.  

    Amazing place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was fabulous, especially for a fresh undergraduate. The company was very flexible and accommodating, there were many opportunities for training and personal growth. This was a company that valued their employees and tried hard to keep them, even in hard times. The environment was very inspiring and management was extremely accessible.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of are the usual corporate bureaucracy issues which you encounter in most large corporations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Talented journalists and developers, a great digital atmosphere, and family-friendly policies.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an iconic brand with many rich sections -- recipes, news, opinion, crosswords. Great maternity leave, and even had hearing coverage. Loved working there. The Innovation Challenge and other developer events were great for networking and professional development.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited. Management inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put mentoring programs in place for promising employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Freelance writer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputation of the paper is the best.

    Cons

    Freelance work is hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Once a Timesman, Always a Timesman

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    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    One-of-a-kind place to work, with some very smart and dedicated people doing what they believe in: reporting news fairly and accurately to hold everyone accountable. The standards are high and there is a culture of journalistic honesty, where reporters and editors volunteer corrections, where facts are triple-checked. If you're a fan of the paper, it's very satisfying to work there.

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of upward or sideways mobility. And, the Times leads a shrinking industry with questionable future: journalism costs money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Incredible Company, awesome product and brilliant people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great leadership. Vision for the future. Steady family stewardship. Great brand with a long future ahead.

    Cons

    Turbulent times for the news business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need greater talent on the IT side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    New York Times Reporting

    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Sharp, 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company ready for a turnaround

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Storied history and strong values, continued journalistic excellence, especially in the newsroom. Brilliant people. On the business side, things seem to be turning around under Thompson, the new CEO.

    Cons

    A tough time for the news industry and ad business has meant lower compensation and a brain drain to other companies, especially tech people. It still takes too long to accomplish major projects requiring technological change. Too much studying, not enough doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the new focus. Talk about the plan and vision until everyone knows it by heart. Weed out incompetence. Break the meetings logjams. Increase compensation and perks that encourage longevity and retention. Improve diversity. Foster team building and tear down silos. Listen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    THE BEST COMPANY I ever worked in !!!

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

    I worked at New York Times as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at the New York Times Company as a summer trainee in '11 and I must confess this was by far the best company I ever worked in. I was summer trainee in Internal Audit, everything was really great. HR was almost perfect really present, training was done the best way I've seen and can figure out... It was in New York Offices and we had Freedom to work as much and move or learn. We met most of the teams... Anything you can imagine, was great in a word.

    Cons

    No idea. Honestly. Probably the financial situation of the newspaper? This was shortly before Jane's dissmissal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get money ; useless advice as they probably starve to reach this aim right now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    access to great, informed people; access to wonderful resources; the cafeteria is AWESOME

    Cons

    I did not find many cons for the Company. I think it's a great place to start or continue your journalism career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best brand in the world

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

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's no better platform or calling card fo a journalist than the New York Times. There's an enormous amount of pride walking into an office every day with the paper's name on the door.

    Cons

    It's difficult to support a family on the pay and the pace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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