Fairfax Media Reviews

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    Great infrastructure and surrounds

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pyrmont (Australia)
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Pyrmont (Australia)

    I worked at Fairfax Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The gym is great, the area fantastic and there are plenty of facilities for riding your bike including a lockup garage, changerooms and showers. The office itself is pretty comfortable with real time working meaning you get a laptop but no set desk. This can be irritating at first, but great for meetings and keeping things fresh. Ability to take 2 weeks of unpaid leave per year. Work from home is available to some.

    Cons

    Culture has shifted too far away from employee satisfaction towards the bottom line. Lower pay than industry average. Office culture has changed a lot, away fr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try creating more spaces inside the working hours for teams to bond and discuss projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
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Fairfax Media Interviews

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    Junior Project Manager Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Fairfax Media in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    went to the agency interview, they said i presented well, good communicator, have pm certifications etc etc and they are looking for someone with strong data warehousing knowledge .. sounding easy at this stage .. couldnt tell me much about the role or the team or the project approach, project methodology, it was a top-secret mission that was sounding some alarm bells.

    Interview Questions
    • usual questions like tell me about your data warehouse experience, what do you think are important attributes of project manager, how many years pm experience do you have, agency said one junior IT pm will interview me, instead i find getting questioned by IT pmo manager and it didnt start well from the second he walked in and he'd already made up his mind i'm not suitable .. fair enough but at least give me a go, anyway it was an uphill battle to try and talk about my experience or what i have to offer when your faced with a guy with bully-style demeanor and he's interview technique wasnt all that great either compared to interviews i've had with more senior PMs, said it would be a short interview .. i would have preferred him saying your just not what were looking for ....I felt sorry for the other junior pm who has to report to this guy with low emotional intelligence ... to be honest he didnt talk to her in a respectful way either .... I thought wow... this doesn't seem to be a high teamwork place and I wondered what kind of company culture there was in this team or at Fairfax media in general. they looked pretty stressed too which usually doesn't produce good results from your employees.   Answer Question
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Website www.fxj.com.au
Headquarters Pyrmont, Australia
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (FXJ)
Industry Media
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors News Corp, APN News, PBL Media

If it's news in Australia, it's fair to say that Fairfax is on top of it. Fairfax Media is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Australia and New Zealand, with some 430 titles. Its flagship publications include Melbourne's The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and the Sunday News of New Zealand. It also serves the financial news sector with The Australian Financial Review, and it operates a portfolio of regional and community papers. In addition to its traditional publishing operations, Fairfax Media operates a number of websites in conjunction with its papers, and... More

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