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News Corp Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
News Corp – New York – “View of the News Corporation headquarter office…”

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3.5 39 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch

K. Rupert Murdoch

(22 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    If you can avoid your position being outsourced, It's great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe starting pay / benefits is better than the industry average.

    ConsQuality and creativity continue to be sacrificed to the automation gods with no consideration beyond cost-saving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFrom top to bottom, your employees have made you successful. Automation/Outsourcing will never replace the experience and talent you're loosing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company, but one that often moves very slowly and/or flip-flops in a fast-paced industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good benefits, insurance, travel, corporate discounts and associated perks. Being able to interact with other business divisions within News Corp with expertise in their related fields. Competitive compensation. Global reach, with media outlets in most major countries and strong political "pull" in a few. Some "gem" managers that have found their niche and run great, small, efficient teams that do some great work.

    ConsThere are some very mediocre mid-level employees that have been with the company for a long time and never contribute much, or have stopped "keeping up" with technology 5-10 years ago (IT related). Unnecessary outsourcing and over management sometimes complicates communication and project efficiency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough they may be long term employees, there are some middle-management and other workers that drag things down. Be more a-political in your other ventures, not every business unit needs the Fox-News style approach. Be more agile, respect things like net neutrality, social networking, open source software and open content.

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    Needs to be provide opportunities for talent to shine

    (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAbility to work on a variety of different things. Brand name company with growth potential. Working there impresses your friends--especially if they are conservatives. Colleagues are nice and try to be helpful. Lack of back-stabbing. Often can feel like a cozy family business.

    ConsOrganization does not share information across different companies. Functions are very bureaucratic. Organization is a bit short -sighted. Management does not convey that they value higher education. It's a bit of a boys club. There is not a lot of communication from the executives suites. You often find out what is going on at News Corp from someone outside the organization. A media organization should be able to communicate to its own employees. Sometimes when you come to work, you feel like you are entering a black hole--one in which you have to figure everything out yourself. Physical offices are a bit sparse. Face time seems to be valued even if you can be productive working remotely. There is lot a lot of professional, mature support staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate an executive training program. Locate real talent in the company and support initiatives Create a new energy. Communicate more to employees about what is going on. Create promotional and lateral move opportunities across all subsidiaries. Foster a common corporate culture and a spirit of cooperation amongst different companies. Hire a top management consultanting firm to fix the cultural issues. Allow people to work remotely. Be more modern!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reasonable employer

    Journalist (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsSupportive, friendly, good work conditions.

    ConsDogmatic, poor technology, understaffed (as most media companies)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess political bias in news

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and plenty of scope for growth internally. Sometimes it can be easy to go unrecognised.

    Account Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLarge structured company.
    Plenty of room to move up the ladder if you have the commitment and time!
    They're always looking at the next big thing.
    As long as they keep up to date with growing technology they should continue to be impressive.

    ConsIt can be a bit of a fight at times to be recognised but thats pretty much the same for all large companies.
    A little bit late adopting their magazines for digital.

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

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    Very high on learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLot of interesting work done. A good learning experience. Not hierarchy driven. Very encouraging to new ideas. very friendly people

    ConsNot many cons to write about. Its a good place to work. The work hours are stressful. Due to the dynamic industry the timings can be steep

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a need to breed in house talent to take up positions of responsibility. Developing cross functional capabilities is still nascent.

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    It's a great place to work. I love the people and atmosphere.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe opportunities for cross training and advancement are great especially because the company is so large. Recent reorganizations have improved the efficiencies within the organization.

    ConsThe communication could be better and teams could take a less silo-ed approach to the business and customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue investing in your people and streamlining processes where possible. Redundancies and poor communication not only slow progress but expose weakness to prospects and customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty good.

    Ad Sales Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsGood social and working environment.

    Consnot a lot of opportunity for growth in GA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease do not ignore your regional offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement was competent and fair.

    ConsManagement did not allow a good work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect that employees have a life outside of their jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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