News Corp Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  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. 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.


  3. Satisfactory thus far

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Great company that supports development and diversity.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  10. Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Upgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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