News Corp Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    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 for 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
  2.  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Operations in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Always the people make the place worth while. They did have a flexible working model and were trying to improve the culture

    Cons

    Homophobic and misogynistic. At the time managers had a blind eye approach if they were not directly involved. There was a lot of upheaval with an organisation that was undergoing transformation. However their appeared to be a self serving approach from senior management at the time. Very little support for innovation or progressive business approaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path of transformation but exercise integrity with your words and actions. It will create a cohesive and productive working environment if you stop the sabotage to protect your possitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A struggle.

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people who we're really talented and committed. I learned from my peers while I was there.

    Cons

    Projects went from super important and urgent to not as important as the next shiny thing.
    I didn't learn from senior management or get much support during the tough times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff to be their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't Work For This Company Unless You WaNT fAILURE...

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID

    I worked at News Corp part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Few to none.... tHIS COMPANY WITH dIRECtv IS NOT A GOOD eXPERIENCE....

    Cons

    As reference to their DirecTV account, the initial training is adequate. But then they dump immediately into what they call "nesting", which is live calls with what is very minimal, and inadequate support. If you fail to meet their AHT (Average Handle Times). you are let go. I do not recommend this company under any circumstances...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove your "nesting", and build a side-by_side program with an experienced agent. This will increase your new agent retention by an amazing amount...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Never work for News Digital Media in Sydney

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    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    nothing really I hate every thing there

    Cons

    It is very political environment, they are not professional and can't handle any criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair and honest. Also get rid of your current middle management team, there are not good and all the employees know about that. I've not heard anything but bad stuff from people who are working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Jurassic Park

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    people are pretty chilled.
    Good location

    Cons

    its a dinosaur. The writing has been on the wall for a long time for print media, and they suck at digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for another job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at News Corp full-time for 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
  9.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly workplace, led by good management. Very good and experienced editors. IT area just went through a major upgrade. Program was well run, delivered an ERP on-time and on-budget by CTO.

    Cons

    Old fashioned leadership. Need to upgrade their views especially when challenged by digital technologies. Although IT has been upgraded, old ways of doing things need to be abandoned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that digital technologies are here to stay and will expand into print.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    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 for 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
  11.  

    Aging Giant

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Journos and media a fun culture. Loved my time there until the industry collapsed.

    Cons

    Lack of commercial nous. Journos still don't get digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that get digital. Still have old fogey stogy politics and people in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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