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A challenging environment with exceptional colleagues

Software Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsThis is a company that believes in it's journalistic mission as a means of enriching society. It's important and it is great feeling that you are a part of that. In the NYT you get to work without many technologies covering latest 3rd party APIs, internal APIs, EC2, PHP, JavaScript, mobile (iOS, Android), internal CMS, feed services and more. Colleagues are sharp, good natured and great to work with. Management within software group are themselves software devs. Depending on your project you get to collaborate with editorial and build one of the largest news sites on the planet. Finally, there is an active roadmap to harnessing developer ideas and using that to drive innovation on the web site and within the organization.

ConsNothing worse that what you'd expect at other companies and would learn to navigate around. Product and Ad people try to get last minute features included after requirements freeze. Sometimes there are too many people at too many meetings (easy to avoid once you recognize they don't need to be there). As the company continues its push to digital first/print second there are a number of depts from print side that are struggling to stay relevant and thereby attaching a voice to projects they don't need to be in. Again, avoidable once you realize this.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your developers more. Send more devs to conferences as advocates. Arrange more social events. Continue to foster the culture of innovation that you have begun. On a larger note, cut the fat if you are serious about the business. Lots of big meetings with people who add nothing to them or the company. You're splintering focus with both editorial and software having people on "emerging platforms" etc who don't talk or know of the other. You're afraid to fire people on editorial side so instead you promote them out or promote horizontally out which is still damaging.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros: Great benefits, very intelligent people, understanding of time off and… Cons: Long hours, weekends and night are required. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Rewarding, but it takes over your life

    Assistant Section Editor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros: Institutional influence; caliber of work; whip-smart people; very family-like atmosphere at… Cons: Everyone assumes this is the most important thing in your life --… Advice to Senior Management: Listen better to what employees want instead of cherry-picking talented staffers… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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