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New York Times Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great co-workers, a bit slow to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Times as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I met at The New York Times was very intelligent and hard-working. My department was especially so, and also a great group of creatives. Great content to work on. Very supportive co-workers and management.

    Cons

    It took awhile for decisions to happen, which was hurtful in certain situations. When it comes to news, things should really be able to move quicker and more efficiently. Also agree that management was somewhat disconnected from their workers leaving them confused at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be worth reevaluating the people who stay and those who go. And also keeping everyone on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Happy Senior Software Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work. It has a great work life balance. The compensation is good.

    Cons

    I sometime wish management would work more like a lead start up. I still don't know why the company is paying for Oracle licenses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great work place, people and environment, but somewhat slow in providing a fast development environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are very smart and intelligent, would greatly support ideas and it is recognized anywhere you go - it makes me proud to be part of such organization. Communication is great, inter-teams projects are quite often and there is little politics involved (at least in the IT side).

    Cons

    It is very slow to provide support for development of new projects. Personal growth is somewhat not clear how to achieve - sometimes it seems random.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and better planning - roadmap, big picture, dates, better process - would greatly improve the development pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great brand, strong technology team and culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    the tech culture is great with many smart and capable engineers. The company is not afraid to try out new ideas and failing.

    Cons

    while the company is trying to be more agile on the tech side, it's currently not with design, product, and the newsroom which slows down on testing ideas and shortening the build cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your senior leaders by giving them the ability to try their ideas without getting approvals all the way back up top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at New York Times as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to woek

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management style was easy going, room for advancement. Many perks such as discounted tickets to broadway shows, discounts on your mobile phone services.

    Cons

    Working with the subsidiary of the Company and how it just closed down was detrimental and very sad. When I heard the news it made me feel like all the process and relationship were built for nothing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Smart company that is trying hard to transition in the digital age. Doesn't do everything right but believes in innovation and taking risks.

    Cons

    Layers of management and bureaucracy can sometimes slow down action to the extent that it blocks progress. And some of the decisions made are not always quickly retracted if the results don't prove out.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front-End Developer

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    Former Employee - Front-End Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front-End Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Exciting work on ground-breaking projects; great people/team members; opportunity to lead front-end development efforts on the marketing/brand side; nice position to leverage technical expertise on high-profile projects.

    Cons

    Not a lot of understanding of technical processes on marketing/brand side, created situations where constant education of the team was fundamental to moving development project along; pay is on the lower side; production and dev ops needed much improvement; communication with core development team was non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully in the 2 years since I was employed with NYT, the marketing team has grown in digital and technology implementation and process knowledge, and better production & development workflows are in place.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Famous news agency, but no clear future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - News Photographer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Photographer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice pay, good location, famous

    Cons

    had to travel a lot

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Brand

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The New York Times has a tremendous brand and some extremely intelligent people working for them. A large portion of the employees aren't just coworkers, but are actual friends outside of work.

    Cons

    A number of the employees in management roles have their own agenda and significantly limit the productivity of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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