News Corp
3.5 of 5 39 reviews
www.newscorp.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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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    Advertising Account Executive- Sales (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsManagement has been a pleasure to work with in my time there. Very Hands On
    Also give freedom to learn and explore new opportunities within company.

    ConsThe backend is atrocious. Very dated systems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic and ever changing place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVery entrepreneurial environment that encourages risk taking.

    ConsDecentralized systems and structure creates inefficiencies

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a happy medium between allowing companies the freedom to operate on their own while creating efficiencies for the overall company through better infrastructure and information sharing

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

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    as an independent contractor with a lot of experience I was given a chance to shine and meet my potential

    Reporter (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPRO
    High per diem rate for independent contracting, good personal support from staff, but that may have to do with a high comfort level with reporting from outside the central office and rarely being embroiled in internal office politics. Turnover gives one a chance to move up. Young, friendly staff.
    Billing issues resolved in a good manner that is as efficient as they can be, given that the office I work with has to deal with a central bureaucracy. They want to keep their stringers happy.

    ConsA sclerotic view of institutional change, e.g. expansion, has made it difficult to understand why a 6 billion dollar publicly traded company can't commit to a new news bureau. Artistically, limited change in form of news story. Creative potential not 100% realized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo to bat more to make the news programming more of what you believe in your heart it should be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    you have to welll dessed as its media company. you can see lots of celebrities there.

    Software Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice work culture, Good company and location is simply awesome.

    Consyou have to be smart, otherwise you will feel depressing. This is media company, so you need good presence of mind.

    Advice to Senior Managementsome times they dont treat you well. Its all depend on how much useful you are for them..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work with a lot of freedom to do your job how you think it should be done.

    Planning (Current Employee)
    Century City, CA

    ProsProduct
    Freedom
    People
    Good work / life balance

    ConsDeclining industry
    Promotions aren't given as often as deserved

    Yes, I would 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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    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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