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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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4.0 13 reviews

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92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very comfortable working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosdiverse staff, great resources, comfortable environment

    Consdivided office, not enough integration of commercial and editorial

    Advice to Senior Managementmore team building, increased team meetings

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic company who genuinely care about their staff

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

    ProsIts 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to start your career

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

    ProsAmazing 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWikileaks, 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work with the smartest people in media

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

    ProsHighly 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!

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engaging

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

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

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

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    Great offices, nice people and some interesting work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTerrific 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive strong developers a wider product remit and voice within the department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    Prosworking 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company,

    Reporter (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Progressive, fast paced culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen environment for creativity and innovation

    ConsNone to think of at the moment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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