Telegraph Media Group Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Excellent internship

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    Former Intern - Washington Bureau in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Washington Bureau in Washington, DC

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to chase stories and hone reporting skills. Interns are given a lot of responsibility and assumed to have a high competence level. Journalists in DC office are excellent and great mentors.

    Cons

    Some administrative work, but that's to be expected. Internships are not extended beyond their one semester term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your interns to stay with the organization and grow; offer paid internships

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Nice people to work with but the company was very not very collaborative with internal teams

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good brand to further career

    Cons

    Do not adopt change well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be willing to take more risks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Given room for creativity but not always willing to recognise and remunerate time spent working.

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    Former Contractor - Video Journalist in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Video Journalist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work freelance on assignment outside the UK and my own opinions on how to pursue a story have always been respected by commissioning editors.

    Cons

    Producing a story inevitably takes longer than the time for which commissioning editors are willing to pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise that video stories with high production values do take time to edit. This extra time is often rewarded with a greater number of viewers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Difficult

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group

    Pros

    A decent CO builder and a reputable paper.

    Cons

    Receiving my pay on time if at all was a massive hassle. As a company they don't seem to care much about their work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort the pay structure out and look after interns and new staff better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Strong brand but no vision

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

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group

    Pros

    Strong brand, big potential to be interesting, great content.

    Cons

    Endless cycles of organisational restructure, highly political, no long term strategy, lack of leadership, very aggressive and lack of focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the panic, focus on a long term vision and protect the talent pool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Underpaid, under invested in and corrupt

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    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good pension as everything favours the rich and old, good if your rich and happen to be related to the owners and need a visa.

    Cons

    Pays 40% below the market rate for all jobs and the location Victoria is awful. No creativity or original thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay and invest in staff, stop the chronic nepotism and corrupt scratching of backs. Would be better ran as a democracy instead of smoke and mirrors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Old Fashion newspaper

    Current Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Telegraph Media Group as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The brand on your CV will help you find your next career role. Since I have been working there had several job offers from competitors and digital companies.

    Cons

    Old Fashion Management, Not yet near to become Digital, don't treat their employees right and lack of strong leadership that can take the newspaper to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ the right management people who can make a difference!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. Was once awful, now improving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telegraph Media Group full-time

    Pros

    - undergoing major organisational change to be agile and digital led
    - new emphasis on evidence-based decision making
    - starting to act like a business, not a boys club

    Cons

    - lots of deadweight still at the company
    - highly politically charged environment
    - takes a long time to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you work for a massive company - you don't. It is a big brand name yes, but think about what your people want over what processes or bizarre, politically motivated deadlines you want to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Boiler room with a view

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

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Central location. Strong brand recognition (in the UK only). Talented co-workers. Strong focus on growth. Strong emphasis on digital innovation.

    Cons

    Highly political. High pressure environment. Impossible performance targets. Minimal communication from above on company plans and strategy. Ever-changing senior management - lack of consistent basis for future growth. Lack of diversity at senior levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great experience, lovely people, management should dare more

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

    I worked at Telegraph Media Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fantastic office, good collaborative culture, respectable, top-class journalists

    Cons

    Management (marketing) too afraid to try new things, stuck on old values, some heads of departments are not the most skilled or experienced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dare to try things new things in digital

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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