New York Times Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Happy Senior Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work. It has a great work life balance. The compensation is good.

    Cons

    I sometime wish management would work more like a lead start up. I still don't know why the company is paying for Oracle licenses.


  2. Known brand

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair work-life balance, relatively open atmosphere flexible and accommodating if there are errands to do.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure. It seems like work just doesn't stop. Barely enough time to do personal development

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work place, people and environment, but somewhat slow in providing a fast development environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very smart and intelligent, would greatly support ideas and it is recognized anywhere you go - it makes me proud to be part of such organization. Communication is great, inter-teams projects are quite often and there is little politics involved (at least in the IT side).

    Cons

    It is very slow to provide support for development of new projects. Personal growth is somewhat not clear how to achieve - sometimes it seems random.

    Advice to Management

    More training and better planning - roadmap, big picture, dates, better process - would greatly improve the development pace.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    New York Times serves the public interest and even democracy but does not pretend to be an egalitarian place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    high standards, excellent staff, nice view from the cafeteria view, prestige beyond measure

    Cons

    colleagues are superficially collegial but not really open to social interaction. in part, this is because deadline pressure is intense, and because pressure to metamorphose the NYT from a print to a digital medium has created extreme tensions among employees of different classes: between employees of different generations, between journalists and content-disseminators, between newcomers and established people in fear of their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    In addition to corporate-organized group activities like brown bag lunch seminars, permit employees a little freedom during the day to talk to one another without incurring supervisors' displeasure. The morale -- and the journalism -- would both benefit.


  6. Great brand, strong technology team and culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the tech culture is great with many smart and capable engineers. The company is not afraid to try out new ideas and failing.

    Cons

    while the company is trying to be more agile on the tech side, it's currently not with design, product, and the newsroom which slows down on testing ideas and shortening the build cycle.

    Advice to Management

    empower your senior leaders by giving them the ability to try their ideas without getting approvals all the way back up top.


  7. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to woek


  8. World's greatest news organization, and a mess of a place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant journalism. Smart-as-a-whip colleagues. You walk into and out of the building proud every day.

    Cons

    Sclerotic decision making. Matrixed management. Run like the mom-and-pop business it is.


  9. Amazing place to work in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation was fabulous, especially for a fresh undergraduate. The company was very flexible and accommodating, there were many opportunities for training and personal growth. This was a company that valued their employees and tried hard to keep them, even in hard times. The environment was very inspiring and management was extremely accessible.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of are the usual corporate bureaucracy issues which you encounter in most large corporations.


  10. Amidst Great Potential, Bureaucracy Overwhelms

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People return your phone calls and emails. Benefits and perks excellent. Good sushi on 14.

    Cons

    Poor downward communication, HR kind of a mess, organization rife with internal conflict.

    Advice to Management

    More one-on-ones, less people in meetings overall, more transparency with employees.


  11. Talented journalists and developers, a great digital atmosphere, and family-friendly policies.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's an iconic brand with many rich sections -- recipes, news, opinion, crosswords. Great maternity leave, and even had hearing coverage. Loved working there. The Innovation Challenge and other developer events were great for networking and professional development.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited. Management inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Put mentoring programs in place for promising employees.



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