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Smart people making mediocre products.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

I worked at New York Times full-time for more than a year

Pros

The New York times is a great workplace. They have an awesome product - the news. The mission is clear, and has a worldwide message.

Cons

As a software engineer, the Digital / website departments continue to get shafted to the whims of the Newsroom. Many promising ideas to innovate in the field of online news production are continually poo-poohed by the newsroom, crippling their attempts to move into a continuing leadership role in the field.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Move the three or four project directors and tech leads out of the critical path of actually building great software. Their loyalist attitude over the course of my employment caused significant brain drain in the middle and upper developer positions. Create barriers between the newsroom and the development teams, allowing actual innovation to take place - the people have been in place, until they left because of seemingly endemic middle management hassles.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor

    Pros

    Great opportunity to freelance, great editing

    Cons

    Took a while to get paid

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sharp, knowledgeable, friendly colleagues. Feeling of "family." Resources beyond most publications' dreams. Ability to specialize within area of interest or expertise. Rotating assignments to avoid stagnation. Pride in the product every day.

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights. I don't remember having much time for a social life. Work/life balance is a challenge at this paper (and in the industry).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More personal feedback is in order. Actual job evaluations and feedback from managers was rare (no one had time).

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