Telegraph Media Group
2.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.telegraph.co.uk London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 3, 2014

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A company that really looks after it's employees

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London, England (UK)

I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits such as onsite-gym, nurse, subsidised cafe, massages etc.
Excellent experience working with large international brands

ConsLarge company bureaucracy.
Old boys club.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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some great people but awful management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- some great, talented people
- on-site gym, good pension
- quite social

Cons- awful senior management. decisions made by people who have no idea how departments actually function.
- some departments pay well, others awful.
- lazy approach to recruitment.
- lack of resources.
- very slow to carry out pay reviews/performance reviews.

Advice to Senior Managementinvest in actual workers, there are far too many "directors".
realise that people are assets and treat them better.
pay people what they deserve.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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London, England (UK)

I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly staff, nice media floor, reasonable location in Victoria. It's generally interesting when a large story breaks and you can watch the media floor spin into action.

ConsThe senior team were off pace and their idea of progression was to regurgitate the same humdrum design practices cyclically. The work was really very dull, there are only so many ways in which you can reinvent a newspaper website - admittedly this is not really a fault the management team can do much about, its more the nature of the beast and something to be aware of.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your tech staff and their ideas.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good digital product push, OK workload, low morale company culture, lack of career progression opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time for more than a year

Pros- Good push for digital product development
- Some nice and dynamic people to work with
- Nice environment
- Liberal work attire
- Nice Christmas parties

Cons- Lack of career progression or staff skillset development
- Unstructured teams and processes
- Lack of business transparency
- Too much departmental and individual politics, therefore don't tend to work as a team and help each other
- Low morale company culture
- Low salary that are below market average (except for some Sales persons)
- Incompetent individuals
- High staff turnover

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople make the company - don't focus too much on annual revenue targets - pay attention to technology and and recognise resource needs to make the business grow and in turn, retain high caliber staff.

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Telegraph Media Group

ProsI worked at the Telegraph online department for a year and a half. It was very interesting and my colleagues were all dynamic individuals. They seemed committed to innovation and providing a top notch product.

ConsSometimes I felt the drive to increase website traffic clouded editorial decisions. Also, during a period of cutbacks I thought management treated the casual workers unfairly (but I may be biased).

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't compromise the caliber of the content of the website in the hunt for extra clicks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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