New York Times Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  • Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth (in 12 reviews)

  • Some genuinely smart people work here (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!

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

    I worked at New York Times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance, bonus, and 401k plans are all amazing.

    Cons

    The cafeteria has average food for average prices. I expected an exclusive cafeteria to be more fancy.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It's a tech company with a mission that matters

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The New York Times is a great place to work. It's large enough that you can easily and quickly progress your career from entry-level engineer to manager and director on the management track or senior engineer and architect on the technology track. But it's also small enough that it feels like a community and you're not lost in a giant company. And, since the Times is a media and technology company you're able to work with a wide diversity of people on a wide range of projects. You could be working on anything from speeding up our homepage to building out a new recipe database, to building tools to cover a hurricane. We do a lot of user testing here at the Times and you get to see first hand how your work helps change people's lives. Also, it's worth mentioning that our building is amazing. It gets great light and is super convenient to anywhere in the region. And everyone gets a real desk.

    Cons

    The Times isn't a startup and isn't a pure technology company so we lack some of the perks you'd expect at a Google or Facebook. There aren't free lunches or haircuts. We don't have a dozen engineers cordoned off in a corner of the building working on React or Go. Compared to the big players, we're a much more lean operation. It's the media, afterall.

    Advice to Management

    NYC is a competitive market for engineers and technology is key to our future. We should look at our pay scales and perks and see how we fall in line with other companies in the area to make sure we're attracting the best talent.


  3. Financial Analyst

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, believes in work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities


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  5. Intense - but amazing

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

    I worked at New York Times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Around amazing people all the time. Very intense work ethic, and you're at the center of the universe. Amazing sense of importance with the work you're doing.

    Cons

    Disproportionately older generations overall, but this isn't really a huge issue, could even make it more worthwhile

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely amazing time


  6. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at New York Times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people. It's the New York Times!

    Cons

    Industry is on the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to push print.


  7. Photographer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Photographer in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Photographer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Demanding and the pay low for freelancers.


  8. Telesales rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and opportunity for someone looking to build their career in sales.

    Cons

    It's not necessarily a gig you want for more than a few years, but it's the perfect sales gateway.


  9. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    it was a god place to work.

    Cons

    i don't have any. good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. Journalist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    An excellent company with some of the best and most talented journalists in the world.

    Cons

    The media landscape is constantly evolving and changing -- for better or worse.


  11. Reporter

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

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

    Pros

    Work with smart, dedicated reporters and editors, the best in the business.

    Cons

    Periodic layoffs/buyouts have demoralized staff



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