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New York Times Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.4 133 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

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Mark Thompson

(22 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee satisfaction is important, and a good work/life balance is provided(in 10 reviews)

  • Some genuinely smart people work here(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Expect to be responsible for your own career development(in 5 reviews)

  • Newspaper industry is struggling(in 5 reviews)

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    Second time I've worked there-management-heavy in NY, resource poor in satellite offices.

    Account Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsProud to be associated with such a beautiful product. Enjoyed traveling with the journalists. Not so much middle management who didn't really add that much value

    ConsToo much NY management coming into market all the imd and for the most part not adding value. Marketing teams produced programs that advertisers didn't want-didnt listen to the customer.

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    Great location & facilities but very bureaucratic culture

    Freelance Graphic Web Designer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPays well. Great location & facilities.

    ConsVery bureaucratic culture. Very political management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacks organization

    Advertising Production Representative (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company has an outstanding editorial department. The programs and affiliations are priceless. The perks are limited but the company has an excellent benefits package.

    ConsYou report to several individuals, meaning you are not really sure who your boss is but you have a few of them. There are several tiers of management (managers, directors, executive, vice president, etc.). I've never seen an accurate organizational chart.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company should reduce the tiers of management or figure out a better way to organize each department. The company is fragmented and it shows in the level of customer service. The employees are staggered and lack basic knowledge of the products they produce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A stellar brand that every year erodes its prominence due to mediocre management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThree reasons why the brand still holds its value,: the content, the content, and the content.

    ConsVery poor management. We have the potential to be a leader in the business of journalism but fall behind due to lack of leadership, vision, strategy that works, and the ability to utilize to full advantage, its core resource--its employees. Low morale when you witness how staffers look at the NYT as a stepping stone to bigger and better not the destination it once was. Quality talent leave continuously. Limited opportunities to advance. Little or no genuine interest among managers to know the career aspirations of their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you consistently go to the same people for ideas and cultivate the talent of only your chosen few, you will stagnate.

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCompany reputation
    Networking opportunities
    Training/education opportunities
    Flexible work schedule (depending on the department)

    ConsPower struggles between departments
    Finger pointing when something goes wrong
    Conflict in management styles within departments
    Only give feedback during annual reviews
    No clear roadmap for projects or prioritization everything is top priority

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear road map for future projects and show how they tie into important current projects. Give real prioritization guidance and timelines. Open real channels of communication, not just annual reviews. Give people a chance to improve performance. Don't treat high performers like the average or below average employees! Acknowledge great work when it's done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quality & Integrity

    Sales Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNYT hires the best of the best so you will always be working around very smart, dedicated and talented individuals.
    Even though the cafeteria is expensive, it has many great food/drink options and a fantastic view of NYC. There is also a separate full coffee bar!

    ConsAdvancement opportunities are limited. Upper management are not fully invested in the success of their individual employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a corporate structure where individuals work together towards a common goal. When there is success reward employees with recognition and new opportunities.

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

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    Fast-paced hard work, good training, incredibly talented employees, extremely detailed work process.

    Photo Editor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe exceptional work that is produced by everyone offers a serious journalist many opportunities to excel. Generally, staff are helpful and always offer to answer questions. With overtime, a freelancer can usually make enough to live.

    ConsThe expectation is often to cover desks with little training. There is no discussion of one's future work probabilities, leaving one unemployed for weeks without warning. Freelancers are not communicated with very often or very thoroughly, making the job nerve-wracking. Typically, one must freelance 2 to 3 years before getting hired as a permanent full-time employee. In the meantime, there are no benefits, constant concern about how much work one may be offered for the next month and they rarely schedule beyond 2 weeks to a month in advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better with freelancers, as the morale of your salaried employees depend on them being available to fill-in for vacations and emergencies. Give them feedback as to job performance and as to what they can expect for employment. Give them a reason to want to stay that goes beyond the excellent product that is created there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining opportunities and advancement opportunities

    Cons24 - 7. lost of area's of responsibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If (print) media is your passion, the Times is the place to be.

    Mailer (Current Employee) Flushing, NY

    ProsGood company to work for. Depending on the the department be prepared for a high pressure environment due to deadlines. There are opportunities for advancement.

    ConsThe newspaper industry is struggling, but the Times is one of the few papers that are profitable. Much will depend on Its (already behind the curve) transition into the digital age.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBaby boomers are the last bastion of print media, the base readership is rapidly dwindling. The Times should be leading the industry into the twenty-first century not bumbling its way through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Comfortable place, not a lot of room for growth.

    Paralegal (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey will pay for further schooling pertaining to your current position.

    ConsSalary is low and no bonuses.

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

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