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New York Times Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
156 Reviews
3.4
156 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.  

    Amazing place to work in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Great Company....very progressive!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top Brand, Most innovative in its industry, forward thinking, cares about their people, responsive, very intelligent workforce, great benefits, competitive compensation, very high integrity, plenty of opportunity if you are driven and can form good business relationships. A very modern business in an old industry. Vey openminded and inclusive - big accent on diversity.

    Cons

    helps to be patient and realistic in your career expectations. Generally not a place where you can expect promotions every six months but plenty of opportunities to learn, stretch, grow, and develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Freelance writer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    I have been working at New York Times part-time

    Pros

    Work with professionals. Have a home office. Number of years experience a must. Have a full knowledge of the English language.

    Cons

    Be prepared to spend money on home office supplies. Know how to meet deadlines.

  7.  

    Amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Visibility into the most sophisticated cross channel news publisher there is.

    Cons

    Internal politics, rapid shifts in executive leadership

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hard Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Training opportunities and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    24 - 7. lost of area's of responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Once a Timesman, Always a Timesman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 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).

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