NYTimes.com Reviews

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Good for Freelance work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYTimes.com

    Pros

    Good for very experienced writers and editors.

    Cons

    Must already be a professional with a long and successful job background. Must have a home office an meet deadlines.

  2.  

    Worked as an intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at NYTimes.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of great editors and ideas

    Cons

    compensation was not good for NYC living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing at all

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Easy-going, good work environment, good people, fun at work. Good managers, easy to talk to and friendly people.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYTimes.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy-going, good work environment, good people, fun at work. Good managers, easy to talk to and friendly people.

    Cons

    Laid back, I guess that's about it.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    SSC facts

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at NYTimes.com

    Pros

    work with intelligent, talented individuals, good HR director and staff, exciting industry, nice to work at a newspaper that still practices old school ethical journalism

    Cons

    no consistency in management from dept to dept, no raises for the past two years and no idea if any are coming and mgmt does not see this as a negative. Too much emphasis on performance reviews which mean nothing since there wont be any raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need a system to provide mgrs with the chance to accept constructive criticism without them lashing out at you

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    Stay away from NYTimes.com

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYTimes.com

    Pros

    The reputation of the company will allow you to get into other companies once you decide to leave. You will fall into one of two categories:
    1) You will learn a lot about various technologies and how they work at the Times by more Senior developers.
    2) You'll be bored because you know about technologies already and be baffled at the level of disorganization surrounding processes and systems.

    They are in the middle of a lot of changes so you will be able to be influential in some major technology decisions.

    Cons

    The processes/systems are archaic and leave room for human error. Management doesn't help you to achieve your goals as much as they claim. There is a lot of double talk and confusing sets of information. You will get a lot of I don't knows from people in power and you are expected to do everything on your own without adequate tools and systems in place.

    The internal documentation is weak.
    The project management team doesn't have a consensus on how they are supposed to do their jobs.
    There aren't any formal definitions for what each role is responsible for on projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide management with adequate training on how to interact with employees. Work on formally defining roles and provide systems that can introduce human error. There should be more people documenting the work they do in a format that's flexible. The institutional knowledge is tied to the people and not to the organization so when people leave a lot of information on how things were created, maintained and such are lost.

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  7.  

    Awesome place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYTimes.com

    Pros

    massage and spa treatment were a regular perk.

    Cons

    smelly co-workers, sweaty cafeteria personnel, bad interior decorating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more vacation days

  8.  

    OK company but needs better understanding of how the real world works

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYTimes.com

    Pros

    cutting edge in web technologies. The developers are really smart. editors are very intelligent. i'll even ay fr their products that are worth having.

    Cons

    the way this company shoots out products feels like a noobie pool player playing pool with a table as big as texas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your company is 150+ years old, you don't have to act like one.

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