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New York Times Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
170 Reviews
3.5
170 Reviews
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Mark Thompson
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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
  2.  

    Wonderful learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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
  3.  

    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

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Good Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Advertising Sales Department- NY Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great co-workers, a bit slow to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Check out the scenery

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Known brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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