News Corp Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    If you can avoid your position being outsourced, It's great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Although 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.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Needs to be provide opportunities for talent to shine

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Ability 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.

    Cons

    Organization 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 ManagementAdvice

    Create 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good company, nice offices but slow moving

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    Former Employee - Head of Digital Media in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Head of Digital Media in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the 24 hour kitchen, the gym, the culture of trust

    Cons

    it took a long time to get simple projects done

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people, not very stressful

    Cons

    The salary was not very high versus other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Reasonable employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly, good work conditions.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political bias in news

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large 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.

    Cons

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very high on learning

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Coordinator
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Coordinator

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Good social and working environment.

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunity for growth in GA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not ignore your regional offices.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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