New York Times Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Mark Thompson
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Pros
  • And though it varies depending on the job, most people have a favorable work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Smart people do actually come to work there to pay their dues and move on (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, weekends and night are required (in 5 reviews)

  • Newspaper industry is struggling (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Proud to have worked for a company that has a positive impact on society.

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

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Employees are invited to NYT moderated panel discussions featuring people and topics of substance.

    Cons

    Understand NYT continues to transform and adapt to a digital world. Impacts economics and organizational structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue morphing into a leaner organization focused on the core products and services.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Goes through good periods and bad. It all depends on what the company is doing.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of open source and things like Amazon cloud based technology. As a whole the company is a great company and they are doing great things.

    Cons

    The culture can swing drastically from one end to the other due to the high turnover rate. The company used to have good hiring and yearly review processes but in reality they were just behind the times. They are now moving towards processes that bigger companies used to use but have now abandoned - like ranking everyone on a bell curve.

    Some people run rogue in the company and that really makes things hard for others - all in the name of self promotion. This is common to just about every big company but it's the way that it happens here that is so disturbing.

    The politics and games are becoming a large problem. Years ago this was a nice place to work but I would not chose to work here now given the work environment, low pay and poor benefits. This could very easily change in a year or more and it might very well go back to being a decent place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on hiring people that want to work here and less on cronyism. Give people more advancement paths instead of pigeon holing them because the company is short staffed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Wonderful learning experience.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely high standards, for real. Extensive editing, both on reporting and copy so great for someone who wants to learn.

    Cons

    Stagnating. Constant threat of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great workplace

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    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Lots of really smart and interesting people. everyone operates at a very high level

    Cons

    Lots of challenges in media companies these days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Freelance writer

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    Former Employee - Freelance Writer
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Great readership for the writing you do

    Cons

    Silo'd editors make it hard to pitch other sections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to email

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    You can make great friends. You have the opportunity to learn a lot about digital advertising. Open a lot of career doors. You get to leave at 5pm

    Cons

    Commission structure isnt great. Very little room from internal growth from Telesales but if you go in knowing that and use it as a stepping stone to just learn the business then its definitely worth it. Not everyone is friendly but there are enough cool people there to make a good group of friends. Morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting more from Telesales. I totally understand that agency contacts are important but having a strong internal knowledge of products/people is important too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. good intern experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    nice location and great work environment

    Cons

    did not assign too much meaningful jobs

  9. Advertising Sales Department- NY Office

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    Current Employee - Group Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Strong brand, a lot of resources, great friends, decent pay (for the industry), great work life balance, good hours

    Cons

    no growth opportunities and lack of internal growth, selfish sales behaviors, no open door policy for communication, unionized sales culture, no over time pay, poor commission structure, lack of growth/promotions and movement, low company morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow, learn, teach and promote

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great co-workers, a bit slow to change

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at New York Times as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I met at The New York Times was very intelligent and hard-working. My department was especially so, and also a great group of creatives. Great content to work on. Very supportive co-workers and management.

    Cons

    It took awhile for decisions to happen, which was hurtful in certain situations. When it comes to news, things should really be able to move quicker and more efficiently. Also agree that management was somewhat disconnected from their workers leaving them confused at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be worth reevaluating the people who stay and those who go. And also keeping everyone on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Check out the scenery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, really supports my hobbies

    Cons

    Dealing with people, occasionally getting attacked by super villains

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All this time and you still have not figured out who I am?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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