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Great work-life balance, outdated and ineffective sales procedures

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Former Employee - Telesales in New York, NY
Former Employee - Telesales in New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time

Pros

Smart, interesting & diverse colleagues
great work-life balance
nice building
cafeteria & illy coffee bar

Cons

management is very top heavy
they promote favorites regardless of ability
if you're not one of the favorites you need to leave the company for growth opportunity
extremely high turnover, resulting in advertisers who never seem to know who to call and a lot of time wasted transitioning accounts
managers are adamant you follow an antiquated sales process that results in more work, less time to use modern communication (email)
sales goals are given 6 weeks into the quarter and based on your first half performance, therefore they are tougher to achieve (and less payout from NYT)
it is a union job and there is a lot of friction between the union and management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Scare techniques don't work on sales people. A little kindness and genuine enthusiasm for your team will result in a motivated group willing to go above and beyond on the job.

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    An enjoyable experience with lots of flexibility and room for creativity.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    knowledgeable colleagues
    teamwork
    freedom and autonomy
    lots of places to visit and eat.
    surrounded by plenty of contacts to complete projects

    Cons

    there is an expensive commute from New Jersey.

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    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Smart people, best news organization in the world. Terrific opportunities, sad that the revenue model for the industry is broken.

    Cons

    Not always a meritocracy. Can be sludgy and bureaucratic. Would be helpful if people switched jobs more often to change perspectives.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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