News Corp Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
41 Reviews

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  1.  

    If you can avoid your position being outsourced, It's great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    The starting pay / benefits is better than the industry average.

    Cons

    Quality and creativity continue to be sacrificed to the automation gods with no consideration beyond cost-saving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From top to bottom, your employees have made you successful. Automation/Outsourcing will never replace the experience and talent you're loosing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok work place

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

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    work/life balance is easily maintainable

    Cons

    growth is difficult, unless someone leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote inner growth

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great group

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    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    The team is great and has great family values. The Company has kids outings as well as events for the family throughout the year. The group respects work life balance.

    Cons

    There's very limited performance reviews and the career tracks can get little bit cloudy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'll be great to see more of the talents to be pulled up within the organization.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company, but one that often moves very slowly and/or flip-flops in a fast-paced industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Very good benefits, insurance, travel, corporate discounts and associated perks. Being able to interact with other business divisions within News Corp with expertise in their related fields. Competitive compensation. Global reach, with media outlets in most major countries and strong political "pull" in a few. Some "gem" managers that have found their niche and run great, small, efficient teams that do some great work.

    Cons

    There are some very mediocre mid-level employees that have been with the company for a long time and never contribute much, or have stopped "keeping up" with technology 5-10 years ago (IT related). Unnecessary outsourcing and over management sometimes complicates communication and project efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although they may be long term employees, there are some middle-management and other workers that drag things down. Be more a-political in your other ventures, not every business unit needs the Fox-News style approach. Be more agile, respect things like net neutrality, social networking, open source software and open content.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Needs to be provide opportunities for talent to shine

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

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Ability to work on a variety of different things. Brand name company with growth potential. Working there impresses your friends--especially if they are conservatives. Colleagues are nice and try to be helpful. Lack of back-stabbing. Often can feel like a cozy family business.

    Cons

    Organization does not share information across different companies. Functions are very bureaucratic. Organization is a bit short -sighted. Management does not convey that they value higher education. It's a bit of a boys club. There is not a lot of communication from the executives suites. You often find out what is going on at News Corp from someone outside the organization. A media organization should be able to communicate to its own employees. Sometimes when you come to work, you feel like you are entering a black hole--one in which you have to figure everything out yourself. Physical offices are a bit sparse. Face time seems to be valued even if you can be productive working remotely. There is lot a lot of professional, mature support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an executive training program. Locate real talent in the company and support initiatives Create a new energy. Communicate more to employees about what is going on. Create promotional and lateral move opportunities across all subsidiaries. Foster a common corporate culture and a spirit of cooperation amongst different companies. Hire a top management consultanting firm to fix the cultural issues. Allow people to work remotely. Be more modern!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They just get it

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

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    They just get it - from strategy to culture. Of course there are variations from division to division, but in general, I've never seen people who weren't doing a good job advance -- not for long, at least.

    Cons

    As all companies as they grow, it's getting more political with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying newspapers. Fix Star TV.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Reasonable employer

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    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly, good work conditions.

    Cons

    Dogmatic, poor technology, understaffed (as most media companies)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political bias in news

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    People, company, products, processes, professionalism, energy, positive attitude, managers, the team

    Cons

    I honestly have none. If I was staying in the same line of work I would not be leaving this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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