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News Corp Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
56 Reviews
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  1.  

    Satisfactory thus far

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

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, beautiful office

    Cons

    no real internal mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to your subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company that supports development and diversity.

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate and enthusiastic culture. Good benefits package and matching 401K.

    Cons

    Lack of flex time opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace non-traditional work cultures and schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Journalism - dead end career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some good coworkers, nice office, good cheap cafe for staff. Free newspapers.

    Cons

    Horrible location in Midtown. Refuse to get editorial raises unless you quit. Sense that editorial is just killing time until CEO dies and they can be sold off. Culture clearly favors 'golden boys' over the more competent female staffers. Don't replace people who leave, so workload increases but no pay raise. Management often former journalists entirely unsuited to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make journalists managers, they're unhappy in the role and take it out on everyone else. More chances for career development or moving between different sections of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Life with News Corp is the definition of "the corporate hustle"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at News Corp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptionally smart leadership. Great location. Generally nice people. Great experience for professionals who seek to understand corporate America at its best, and for people to absorb deep knowledge of their field because News Corp has great SMEs.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training for "managers & below." Peers either keep to themselves or become clique-ish. The term "every man for him/herself" can be used well here because there isn't a great deal of teamwork taking place at News Corp.

    I found that no sense of achievement came from completing a project at News Corp. I didn't have a manager who patted me on the back when I did a great job, and that was fine for me. But if you're looking for that, News Corp is the wrong place for you. Similarly, if you're looking for a manager to tell you what you're doing wrong and who will help you get better, News Corp is also the wrong place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan and develop opportunities to train and develop your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging organizational culture (siloed organizational structure), highly politicized culture; Excellent perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fascinating and abundant professional opportunities; compensation and perks are competitive; fast-paced/energetic culture

    Cons

    Highly political culture; right hand often does not know what the left hand is doing; executive management disconnected from what happens at mid executive and line level; fractured organizational culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for employees at every level to connect to the mission and vision of the enterprise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    What's the saying, step over a dime to pick up a penny?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for your resume - the Fox name is impressive
    Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Pay is low if you were hired after the recession, with 2% annual raises (can't speak for the union)
    Understaffed - expect to do multiple jobs
    Budgets are tight - seems like other station groups outspend us in every market
    Internal departments as well as sister companies (like Fox Broadcasting) poorly communicate with each other
    Depending on your title, expect to spend a quarter of your time on conference calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Horrible place to work, in a culture very racist that disregard minority employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer, Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photographer, Photo Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ok company to work for a little while.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of respect to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, they are the most valuable asset on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at News Corp as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely coordinated tax department, with very competend and friendly people. I had a great experience while I was working at News Corp.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would not be much work for me to do as an intern, but everyone was always very helpful and understanding when I got swamped with things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that you keep your interns occupied and keep trying to teach them more. The internship program at News Corp is great, and I was completely happy with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management has been a pleasure to work with in my time there. Very Hands On
    Also give freedom to learn and explore new opportunities within company.

    Cons

    The backend is atrocious. Very dated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally, great co-workers
    News business is fast-paced and ever changing, so life stays interesting
    Working in a global company provides wide ranging perspective

    Cons

    Significant changes in the corporate culture have made it a difficult workplace
    Now much more difficult to achieve work/family/life balance
    No clear strategic direction; difficult to determine rationale behind many decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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