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New York Times Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
156 Reviews
3.4
156 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    World's greatest news organization, and a mess of a place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant journalism. Smart-as-a-whip colleagues. You walk into and out of the building proud every day.

    Cons

    Sclerotic decision making. Matrixed management. Run like the mom-and-pop business it is.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    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 an 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
  6.  

    Amazing place to work in

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    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Great Company....very progressive!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top Brand, Most innovative in its industry, forward thinking, cares about their people, responsive, very intelligent workforce, great benefits, competitive compensation, very high integrity, plenty of opportunity if you are driven and can form good business relationships. A very modern business in an old industry. Vey openminded and inclusive - big accent on diversity.

    Cons

    helps to be patient and realistic in your career expectations. Generally not a place where you can expect promotions every six months but plenty of opportunities to learn, stretch, grow, and develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amidst Great Potential, Bureaucracy Overwhelms

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

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

    Pros

    People return your phone calls and emails. Benefits and perks excellent. Good sushi on 14.

    Cons

    Poor downward communication, HR kind of a mess, organization rife with internal conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one-on-ones, less people in meetings overall, more transparency with employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great brand but...

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I felt proud to work for such a well known brand and with such intelligent, innovative people. My colleagues were great.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and management was poor in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use fear to motivate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Talented journalists and developers, a great digital atmosphere, and family-friendly policies.

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    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's an iconic brand with many rich sections -- recipes, news, opinion, crosswords. Great maternity leave, and even had hearing coverage. Loved working there. The Innovation Challenge and other developer events were great for networking and professional development.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited. Management inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put mentoring programs in place for promising employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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