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Excellent larger company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

Pros

The Times definitely treats their employees pretty well. Good health benefits, compensation, etc. My only complaint is that there is a good bit of bureaucracy to deal with which gets tiresome. From a software engineering perspective, teams are small and projects are interesting. Choice of tools and methodologies is very wide and developers have a wide berth.

Cons

Too much bureaucracy. Many "directors" with their hands in the pot. Could be more agile and current in todays market, but making tremendous strides.

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    Bored to tears

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Diversity - there are many groups/networks at the NYTimes which you can become a part of to meet people outside of your department - Women's Network, Book Club, Toastmasters, etc

    Great location - located near Times Square, so easily accessible by multiple trains, but not directly in the hustle and bustle of the center of Times Square.

    Cons

    Lack of mobility and career development.
    I have seen many people get stuck working on the same thing for several years with little to no recognition, only to leave the company very bitter and disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not care about its employees so I have no advice for them.

    My advice to potential employees would be to start planning your exit strategy as soon as you arrive. The NYTimes will look great on your resume. If you plan to leave within a 2-yr period, you will gain some contacts and some prestige. Do not expect to work on anything super interesting. Instead use the time to bolster your resume and use your spare time (which you will most likely have because the work is not evenly distributed) to learn new technologies which will be of use in your next position.

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    Overall a nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - nice office space
    - great work life balance
    - opportunities to improve your skill-set
    - opportunities to contribute and innovate

    Cons

    - lower than average pay
    - can become stagnant

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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