New York Times
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Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Mark Thompson

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Wonderful Internship Experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosaccess to great, informed people; access to wonderful resources; the cafeteria is AWESOME

    ConsI did not find many cons for the Company. I think it's a great place to start or continue your journalism career

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work if you're just starting out

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosone of the all time best institutions in the world.
    the company is unionized so acts as a "benevolent" employer
    meet and hear some of the greatest journalists in the world

    Conslow pay
    hard to grow professionally

    Advice to Senior Managementhard to offer since they're struggling with keeping the business alive.
    good luck!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best brand in the world

    Reporter (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere's no better platform or calling card fo a journalist than the New York Times. There's an enormous amount of pride walking into an office every day with the paper's name on the door.

    ConsIt's difficult to support a family on the pay and the pace.

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

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    Excellent larger company to work for

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe Times definitely treats their employees pretty well. Good health benefits, compensation, etc. My only complaint is that there is a good bit of bureaucracy to deal with which gets tiresome. From a software engineering perspective, teams are small and projects are interesting. Choice of tools and methodologies is very wide and developers have a wide berth.

    ConsToo much bureaucracy. Many "directors" with their hands in the pot. Could be more agile and current in todays market, but making tremendous strides.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bored to tears

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat Diversity - there are many groups/networks at the NYTimes which you can become a part of to meet people outside of your department - Women's Network, Book Club, Toastmasters, etc

    Great location - located near Times Square, so easily accessible by multiple trains, but not directly in the hustle and bustle of the center of Times Square.

    ConsLack of mobility and career development.
    I have seen many people get stuck working on the same thing for several years with little to no recognition, only to leave the company very bitter and disappointed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does not care about its employees so I have no advice for them.

    My advice to potential employees would be to start planning your exit strategy as soon as you arrive. The NYTimes will look great on your resume. If you plan to leave within a 2-yr period, you will gain some contacts and some prestige. Do not expect to work on anything super interesting. Instead use the time to bolster your resume and use your spare time (which you will most likely have because the work is not evenly distributed) to learn new technologies which will be of use in your next position.

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    Overall a nice place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- nice office space
    - great work life balance
    - opportunities to improve your skill-set
    - opportunities to contribute and innovate

    Cons- lower than average pay
    - can become stagnant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A place you can believe in.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNYTimes has smart people, purpose, good salaries, and one of the best work environments in NYC. Most of all, you can spend your days here and come home to sleep at night. Working at NYTimes makes the world a better place.

    ConsIt's a big company. All of the big company cons apply -- you will never own this place.

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

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    My work at The New York Times has been challenging and rewarding, but the company has been disappointing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe New York Times is forward-thinking, innovative, not afraid to take calculated risks. The opportunity to work with high-caliber professionals. The company's dedication to high-quality journalism and the opportunity to be a part of an industry-wide transformation.

    ConsThe lack of upward mobility. The matrixed org structure and committee-driven decision making that impedes speed-to-market. The lack of vision/strategic direction in the most senior levels leaves important decisions vulnerable to politics at lower levels. The lack of a focus on enhancing company culture and morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the org structure in order to reduce overlap and improve clarity on roles and responsibilities. Recruit senior executives who are visionaries so less debate about strategy happens "on the ground."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned about Project Management and Software Development

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat Coworkers
    Extensive Digital Department
    Innovative and Collaborative Environment

    ConsNo complaints that I can think of. Only worked there for six weeks.

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

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    Nice people, good work/life balance

    Manager, Business Development (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice people, good work life balance, interesting work.

    ConsToo much process & red tape. Lacking innovation and fast movers. Stale brand - perhaps with the recent acquisition - things will improve. Management is lazy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the red tape/process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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