New York Times Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
147 Reviews
3.3
147 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mark Thompson
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • And though it varies depending on the job, most people have a favorable work-life balance (in 11 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management style was easy going, room for advancement. Many perks such as discounted tickets to broadway shows, discounts on your mobile phone services.

    Cons

    Working with the subsidiary of the Company and how it just closed down was detrimental and very sad. When I heard the news it made me feel like all the process and relationship were built for nothing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front-End Developer

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

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting work on ground-breaking projects; great people/team members; opportunity to lead front-end development efforts on the marketing/brand side; nice position to leverage technical expertise on high-profile projects.

    Cons

    Not a lot of understanding of technical processes on marketing/brand side, created situations where constant education of the team was fundamental to moving development project along; pay is on the lower side; production and dev ops needed much improvement; communication with core development team was non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully in the 2 years since I was employed with NYT, the marketing team has grown in digital and technology implementation and process knowledge, and better production & development workflows are in place.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Smart company that is trying hard to transition in the digital age. Doesn't do everything right but believes in innovation and taking risks.

    Cons

    Layers of management and bureaucracy can sometimes slow down action to the extent that it blocks progress. And some of the decisions made are not always quickly retracted if the results don't prove out.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Creative Service / Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work on great marketing extensions and sales efforts.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Freelance writer

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

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputation of the paper is the best.

    Cons

    Freelance work is hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I have been working at New York Times part-time

    Pros

    Work with professionals. Have a home office. Number of years experience a must. Have a full knowledge of the English language.

    Cons

    Be prepared to spend money on home office supplies. Know how to meet deadlines.

  8.  

    Famous news agency, but no clear future

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

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

    Pros

    Nice pay, good location, famous

    Cons

    had to travel a lot

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Visibility into the most sophisticated cross channel news publisher there is.

    Cons

    Internal politics, rapid shifts in executive leadership

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Brand

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

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

    Pros

    The New York Times has a tremendous brand and some extremely intelligent people working for them. A large portion of the employees aren't just coworkers, but are actual friends outside of work.

    Cons

    A number of the employees in management roles have their own agenda and significantly limit the productivity of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great product, frustrating management

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

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

    Pros

    -Intellectually stimulating
    -Work with some of the smartest people in the business
    -Nice office
    -Respect that comes with the name

    Cons

    -Many, many bureaucratic layers
    -Cliquey approach to promotions - i.e. if you are not in the "in" crowd, talk to the "right" people, you will see little movement
    -Long hours and little benefits
    -Difficult to talk to management on a one on one level

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at New York Times? Share Your Experiences

New York Times

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.