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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
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at New York Times full-time (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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for New York Times

  1. Great place to get started.

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    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great brand to sell and it looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    Mediocre benefits, poor work/life depending on manager. The Times used to be ahead of the curve when it came to new technology, but has truly fallen behind it's competitors. Where they used to be pro-active and willing to bring new ideas to the market, they remain stagnant and reactionary.


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    Freelance Writer Experience

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    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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