New York Times
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Updated Jun 11, 2014
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3.4 128 reviews

                             

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Mark Thompson

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    Hard Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining opportunities and advancement opportunities

    Cons24 - 7. lost of area's of responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a Timesman, Always a Timesman

    Administration (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOne-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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Executive Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsTurbulent times for the news business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed greater talent on the IT side.

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

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    New York Times Reporting

    Reporter (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    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).

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, great people, meaningful work.

    ConsWork culture can get somewhat political

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

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

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    A great company ready for a turnaround

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStoried 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.

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

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

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    research assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosjournalists are the best. as a journalism student I learnt most from them, their diligence, they are quite perceptive.

    Constheir jobs are dangerous as they have to verify sources which often involve direct interests of powerful parties.

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    Great values

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork/life balance was great. Very flexible.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunity for advancement due to industry and cutting of jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    THE BEST COMPANY I ever worked in !!!

    Internal Audit Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI 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.

    ConsNo idea. Honestly. Probably the financial situation of the newspaper? This was shortly before Jane's dissmissal.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful Internship Experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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