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Guardian News & Media Reviews

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very comfortable working environment

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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 Guardian News & Media

    Pros

    diverse staff, great resources, comfortable environment

    Cons

    divided office, not enough integration of commercial and editorial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more team building, increased team meetings

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Fantastic company who genuinely care about their staff

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its great to work for a company where your voice is actually heard, all senior management are approachable and friendly and make the time to listen to any member of staff.
    The staff benefits are really good covering everything from discounted gym memberships to annual staff conferences where staff that have gone above and beyond are recognised and rewarded for their efforts.

    Cons

    Sometimes changes don't always filter through all the ranks as they should but on the whole nothing bad to report about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing training, great culture and exposure to senior level decision makers from both a commercial and political point of view. Like minded people, good fun and visible leaders.

    Cons

    Salary is below market rate but offers a better work life balance. Promotions are few and far between and lead to losing a lot of great talent. HR quite out of touch with on the ground issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back more opportunities for professional longegevity in the organisation-maybe a future leaders program or rewards for those making a real impact.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It's an honour to contribute to the Guardian - and don't the desk editors know it...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wikileaks, Ed Snowden, phone hacking... It's an overused term, but in this case true: if you are working for the Guardian you truly are writing the first draft of history.

    Cons

    Everything you might expect is true: the default setting of a graun editor is arrogant, smug, complacent and erorr porne.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't underestimate your new media rivals... the Guardian was quick to adopt new media but Vice News et al are speeding ahead of you now.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work with the smartest people in media

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly skilled colleagues and top management and good perks, like for example a great pension scheme and rather good health insurance. Amazing office and location too!

    Cons

    As always in big companies, there is a bit too much bureaucracy and paperwork involved in some punctual tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engaging

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Majority of engaged colleagues with common sense of purpose. Strong ethos to encourage and embrace innovation.

    Cons

    Salary secrecy allows significant divergences in compensation across people carrying out the same role. Lack of willingness to address under performing employees.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great offices, nice people and some interesting work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardian News & Media as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Terrific new offices make it a pleasure to come to work, plenty of natural light and a strong team spirit. Chance to work on experimental stuff on regular hack-days and a good learning environment as well.

    Cons

    Software Engineers not as involved with product design or priorities as they could be and this often compromises the end results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give strong developers a wider product remit and voice within the department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for - you really feel like you are contributing to a fantastic organisation

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    working for one of the worlds biggest media brands
    digital innovation is at the forefront of their strategy - unlike the majority of other national newspapers
    great bonus structure for advertising sales people
    Good training

    Cons

    Sometimes can over-complicate things with bureaucracy
    Some senior managers are not fast moving enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to adopt change and not get stuck in the past like so many companies. Just because doing something is a risk does not make it the wrong choice, it just makes it tougher to accomplish something brilliant and unique!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great company,

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Reporter in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High visibility job, lots of great staff, forward-looking.

    Cons

    Highly political, troubled business, increasingly strained, lots of job losses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company culture has encouraged too many ambitious people fighting each other, instead of pulling together to do good work. There are too many chiefs and job cuts have succeeded in getting rid of some of the most able people and left many of those who are problematic.

    Recommends
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  11.  

    Progressive, fast paced culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open environment for creativity and innovation

    Cons

    None to think of at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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