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New York Times Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great co-workers, a bit slow to change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  3.  

    Applying in NYT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Coz it is like TOI

    Cons

    HR Team is not reachable

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Known brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management layers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Happy Senior Software Engineer

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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 3 years)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great brand, strong technology team and culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to woek

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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