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Guardian News & Media Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media

    Pros

    Very smart people, ambitious, probably one of the most optimistic and forward-looking media companies out there. Decent salary and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be tough to move within the organization; pay isn't phenomenal; communication can be a problem. Company is in a period of massive transition, from a UK newspaper to a global brand, and it's still working out the kinks.

  2.  

    Very comfortable working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A progressive company peopled by some extraordinary individuals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, inspirational editorial, forward thinking organisation.

    Cons

    Much flux, they have been through many reorganisations of late so be ready to embrace change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make change for change sake. Remember the principles to which the paper was founded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved working at the Guardian

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Media Sales Executive in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a really forward thinking and exciting company full of incredible people. Great benefits, wonderful office in London, and ethical.

    Cons

    Wasn't a great deal of opportunity to move up or outside of the role, but there are so many different and diverse jobs there, that this could just be down to team logistics. Not as well paid as other publishers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic company who genuinely care about their staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time (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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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.

  11. 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 (more than an 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

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