News Corp

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Needs to be provide opportunities for talent to shine

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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 News Corp

Pros

Ability to work on a variety of different things. Brand name company with growth potential. Working there impresses your friends--especially if they are conservatives. Colleagues are nice and try to be helpful. Lack of back-stabbing. Often can feel like a cozy family business.

Cons

Organization does not share information across different companies. Functions are very bureaucratic. Organization is a bit short -sighted. Management does not convey that they value higher education. It's a bit of a boys club. There is not a lot of communication from the executives suites. You often find out what is going on at News Corp from someone outside the organization. A media organization should be able to communicate to its own employees. Sometimes when you come to work, you feel like you are entering a black hole--one in which you have to figure everything out yourself. Physical offices are a bit sparse. Face time seems to be valued even if you can be productive working remotely. There is lot a lot of professional, mature support staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create an executive training program. Locate real talent in the company and support initiatives Create a new energy. Communicate more to employees about what is going on. Create promotional and lateral move opportunities across all subsidiaries. Foster a common corporate culture and a spirit of cooperation amongst different companies. Hire a top management consultanting firm to fix the cultural issues. Allow people to work remotely. Be more modern!

Doesn't Recommend
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    They just get it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    They just get it - from strategy to culture. Of course there are variations from division to division, but in general, I've never seen people who weren't doing a good job advance -- not for long, at least.

    Cons

    As all companies as they grow, it's getting more political with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying newspapers. Fix Star TV.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to travel, work with smart people; Political and slow-moving

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Your colleagues will be some of the best journalists in the business. There are many offices around the world, and it's fairly easy to get a posting anywhere you want (especially if you speak the language, but that's not necessary in many cases). The brand name is known almost everywhere. If you want to do your work and clock out, you can do that. If you want to do your work and then keep working ridiculous hours without compensation, you can do that. I learned a lot about politics.

    Cons

    Politics. Secrecy. Did I mention politics? You learn to play the game, which is a plus if you want to play the game. There's little management training or support, so unqualified managers are left trying to make sense of the mess. It's a news business that thinks it's adjusted to the digital age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real management training. Better compensation. Openness.

    Doesn't Recommend
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