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Started promising, but opportunities are limited.

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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 8 years)

Pros

It's the Times. Your calls will always get answered. The world takes the brand very seriously.

Cons

Try to branch out and you get iced out. Management sees you as what you were hired as, and good luck trying to move up. There is little hope for internal promotion, and no formal path forward. Ask for more money and you will be treated like a criminal. They like to give you higher-level work and not pay you for it or formally promote you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at the talent in your building. Your loyal employees are miserable. They want to learn new skills and advance but there's a cultural barrier that prevents it. Stop worrying about hiring 23-year-old white men right out of Harvard. You are hemorrhaging talent and it's at your own peril. Also, you need to be digital first, and the culture needs to reflect that. There's a caste system here that's stuck firmly in the past. There is a war for eyeballs and we are losing it. Digitize or die. That's more than a business plan - that's a mindset.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Fast-paced hard work, good training, incredibly talented employees, extremely detailed work process.

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    Former Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The exceptional work that is produced by everyone offers a serious journalist many opportunities to excel. Generally, staff are helpful and always offer to answer questions. With overtime, a freelancer can usually make enough to live.

    Cons

    The expectation is often to cover desks with little training. There is no discussion of one's future work probabilities, leaving one unemployed for weeks without warning. Freelancers are not communicated with very often or very thoroughly, making the job nerve-wracking. Typically, one must freelance 2 to 3 years before getting hired as a permanent full-time employee. In the meantime, there are no benefits, constant concern about how much work one may be offered for the next month and they rarely schedule beyond 2 weeks to a month in advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with freelancers, as the morale of your salaried employees depend on them being available to fill-in for vacations and emergencies. Give them feedback as to job performance and as to what they can expect for employment. Give them a reason to want to stay that goes beyond the excellent product that is created there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Quality & Integrity

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    NYT hires the best of the best so you will always be working around very smart, dedicated and talented individuals.
    Even though the cafeteria is expensive, it has many great food/drink options and a fantastic view of NYC. There is also a separate full coffee bar!

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are limited. Upper management are not fully invested in the success of their individual employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a corporate structure where individuals work together towards a common goal. When there is success reward employees with recognition and new opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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