Daily Mail and General Trust Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Assistant Photo Editor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is very stable and continuing to grow. Really great staff. Company offers 15 days vacation right as you start. Lots of good learning experience at a huge international news outlet.

    Cons

    Job is very photo research heavy. Requires a lot of time digging through peoples Facebook pages. The news focus at the Mail is certainly more pop culture oriented, or news with a sensational slant.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive benefits package. While the salary and vacation time is solid, a gym membership or metro passes seem fair to ask for a company as large as Mail Online.


  2. Freelance US Showbiz Journalist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    varying hours, stress-free writing, interesting coworkers, free mornings, less taxes for freelancers

    Cons

    lack of benefits, lack of community, lack of respect


  3. Good company overall

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good work and technical training provided for permanent employees

    Cons

    Political at times in things are handled

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for people pushing their own agendas


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Lack of clear direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership asked me to come up with the plan for the division I led

    Cons

    Leadership are trying to dictate organisational structure to me

    Advice to Management

    If you give responsibility, don't impose organisational structure


  6. Helpful (2)

    Awful company, nasty culture and disgusting management principles

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    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Kensington, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Engineer in Kensington, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location, free gym access, easy to get ahead as long as you are the bosses little puppy

    Cons

    Managers have no idea of how to build for long term success, that's why staff leave every year at the norm. No introductions and no raining offered. Broken promises on statements made, viscous adversarial culture which prohibits learning and development. Stems from the top in MailOnline - the publisher Martin Clarke who is a horrid individual

    Advice to Management

    Quit - you hired the wrong people and should pay the price. Introduce training and rewards as there is no learning available and no bonuses. Offer reviews for staff and managers. Show equality.


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    Digital Product Development

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Product DIrector in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Product DIrector in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love it or hate it, everyone have an opinion about the company - so always a great conversation starter. Digital is the most exciting area, so great place to be. Being part of transforming the oldest kind of media to the digital future is an exciting place to be, shaping the future and all that.

    Cons

    Slow moving, like most newspaper businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation more, deliver it more frequently. Putting out an iPad app 2 years after everyone else has launched one isn't innovation. Learn more about lean start-up and the concept of MVP to get to market quicker.



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