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If you prove yourself as an ambitious, valuable employee, the possibilities are wide open

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  • Senior Management
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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 New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Work with very intelligent, capable, ambitious people. They value employees who are active, involved, ambitious and open to new responsibilities. If you prove yourself as one of these people, you can get involved in very business-critical, high-profile projects and awarded and recognized for successful work. The company is surprisingly innovative and progressive. It's a true media company, not a newspaper company.

Cons

Sometimes highly political and bureaucratic. Some great ideas get stifled because of this, but those who have the stamina to see a project through multiple rounds of rejection, can usually see it through.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's a good place to do good journalism work, but not family-friendly

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    Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The NYT may be the best place to work if you want to focus on doing the best journalism out there. You will have the resources you need and will be working with many of the best people.

    Cons

    Their benefits for people with families are lame. For example, slim maternity leave, not a day of paid paternity leave, and no help with daycare. You are likely to only get a raise if you have an offer from elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be stingy with your employees.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work-life balance, outdated and ineffective sales procedures

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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