New York Times Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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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. Develop Interactives and data visualization for advertisers

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone here is super smart. It brings out the best in you since most of the developers are very skilled and committed to creating a great product for readers.

    Cons

    Some of the normal trappings of a big (very) old company.

    Advice to Management

    There's some politics between departments. The Times needs to embrace new media in the newsroom more than we currently are.

  2. Analyst

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

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

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

    Pros

    This is a product that is important to the world we live in, and which is in the midst of once-in-its-lifetime change, being managed as well as can be hoped.

    Cons

    The pace of change is still not as fast as would be ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to shake up the power structure in the newsroom.

  3. Dismal Department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The group is young so you can make chill friends. The hours are a strict 9-5 and most people take a two hour lunch in the cafeteria. Your part of a union so they cant fire you.

    Cons

    The management is very poor. Its only the beginning of April and three people have quit from a department of 25. The guys are favored more than the girls on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing insane favorite and actually invest in all of your employees. This is supposedly a training ground for outside sales but more often than not people are turned off by a career in sales due to their experience in this department.

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  5. Infrastructure Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture, (mostly) good people. Mainstream technology, can learn/evaluate/implement new things everyday if you want to.

    Cons

    Compensation is quite unfair if you choose to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money on useless products/people.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Telesales Rep

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

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You only work 9-5
    Big Office
    Great Cafeteria
    If they like you, you are their golden child and will promote you

    Cons

    People are horrible
    Bosses do not care about your personal life
    You are just another person who works there

  8. Helpful (1)

    Goes through good periods and bad. It all depends on what the company is doing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Wonderful learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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.

  10. Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Times

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lots of challenges in media companies these days

  11. Freelance writer

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

    I worked at New York Times

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

    Pros

    Great readership for the writing you do

    Cons

    Silo'd editors make it hard to pitch other sections

    Advice to Management

    Respond to email

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