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Can be a great place to work, depending on which group you're in.

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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

Pros

some groups (e.g. digital) are great at encouraging developers to try new things in our spare time (e.g. prototypes of new technologies). It's not an "enterprise-y" culture, i.e. we're free to use open source tools like mongodb, memcache, etc.

Cons

Some groups (e.g. corporate IT) are stuck in 1985. It can be incredibly frustrating dealing with some "Application Specialist" whose primary job skill is restarting a Lotus Notes server.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep things digital-focused, but don't jump on any trendy bandwagons. You don't need twitter accounts.

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Other Reviews for New York Times

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    The TImes is an exciting, gratifying place to work

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    Former Employee - Design Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Everyone in the newsroom was integral to the final product, and it was gratifying for me to know that i played a part every day in something that was truly important to the world.

    Cons

    The way information travels in the world is changing rapidly -- the times was too slow to adapt and not influential enough to alter the effects of changing times. It's a shame but I feel like I was part of a dying industry that had used up its life lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a fine job with a diverse group of idiosyncratic, independent people who operate under a great deal of pressure and stress. Not complaints.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Large company with large company benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, dying industry, needs to turn it around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times, do better on the digital side

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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