News Corp Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    All the news that fits...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    The salary is competitive, though raises are stingy to non-existent. But that is not unusual for news business these days. Great colleagues, challenging assignments.

    Cons

    The work is less enterprise-oriented than it used to be. Much of the time you are delivering commodity news that every other news site has.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing your employees


  2. Lack of management and too much work to do

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at News Corp full-time

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, can be fun

    Cons

    Way too much work load due to cost cutting. Managers don't know the specific job tools to help you. Sometimes you feel overworked, forced to skip lunch breaks and forced to stay late.

    Advice to Management

    News Corp needs to hire managers who care enough about their job to learn the software and tools to help their teams and to split the workload evenly. There were times I was had 1 hour to do a 3 hour job and others were sitting around on their mobile phones doing nothing and not helping me.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Editor

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

    I worked at News Corp

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

    Pros

    Willing to invest in start-ups within the company. Annual bonuses for newsroom staff.

    Cons

    Got content management system cheap by using staff as beta testers, which made for an editorial workflow that was duct-taped together and caused constant emergencies. Horrible. Lots of money spent on marquee hires who barely bothered to show up.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cheap out on technology on one hand, but distribute iPads on the other. Give staff the tools required to do great work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not terrible but could be much better

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    You'll learn from some seasoned smart journalists. Not all of them are great managers, however.

    Cons

    There are also some mediocre staffers who don't pull their weight. It can feel like an assembly line. Tenure sometimes outranks talent.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on talent management and realistically assess workloads, which can differ quite dramatically.


  6. Satisfactory thus far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, beautiful office

    Cons

    no real internal mobility

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to your subordinates


  7. Great company that supports development and diversity.

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack of flex time opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace non-traditional work cultures and schedules.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    Plan and develop opportunities to train and develop your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Ok company to work for a little while.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of respect to the employees.

    Advice to Management

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



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