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News Corp Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
51 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to travel, work with smart people; Political and slow-moving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues will be some of the best journalists in the business. There are many offices around the world, and it's fairly easy to get a posting anywhere you want (especially if you speak the language, but that's not necessary in many cases). The brand name is known almost everywhere. If you want to do your work and clock out, you can do that. If you want to do your work and then keep working ridiculous hours without compensation, you can do that. I learned a lot about politics.

    Cons

    Politics. Secrecy. Did I mention politics? You learn to play the game, which is a plus if you want to play the game. There's little management training or support, so unqualified managers are left trying to make sense of the mess. It's a news business that thinks it's adjusted to the digital age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real management training. Better compensation. Openness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too many changes without team leader knowledge of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Partner in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Partner in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great money, young people, good opportunity to learn to multi-task while under pressure.

    Cons

    Team leaders don't understand the systems and crm tools enough to problem solve when a DSP has a serious issue that could prevent an advertising campaign being booked.

    High school environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the team leaders in the contact center to use all of the booking systems so that a DSP has a reliable helper available rather than someone just monitoring call KPIs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Digital is something new there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Designer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Some people, mainly on the digital floor are nice work with.

    Cons

    Antiquated view of digital publishing. By the time editors understand the benefits of a digital product we may in the next millennium. Self serving environment which only protects those in power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your team, their are actually people who know a little about digital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  6.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Intern in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Led to offer to apply for permanent role. Was able to publish onto News.com.au website.

    Cons

    Mainly vox-Pops. No salary.

  7.  

    Operations and Pricing held multiple roles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations & Pricing in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Operations & Pricing in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    If you get an obnoxious stuck up management, which a lot of them are, your hard working days are taken for granted, you are just another number in that case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need management change heads of upwards. People under are not valued. Culture is really demoralizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good company, nice offices but slow moving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Digital Media in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Head of Digital Media in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the 24 hour kitchen, the gym, the culture of trust

    Cons

    it took a long time to get simple projects done

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Jurassic Park

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    great people, not very stressful

    Cons

    The salary was not very high versus other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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