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47 English questions out of 47

March 27, 2021

What is paid time off like at New York Times?

Pros

Paid internship and good management

Cons

Full time, overtime and no PTO

Full time, overtime and no PTO

March 27, 2021

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May 19, 2022

Does New York Times offer massages?

Pros

Great people and work life balance

Cons

Not enough events with free food

Not enough events with free food

May 19, 2022

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March 3, 2021

Does New York Times offer dental insurance?

Pros

Many learning opportunities: generous education stipend, workshops & classes (JavaScript with Kyle Simpson, Management with Lara Hogan), 5 days allocated for Learning Days. Depending on your team, you can have the power and autonomy as engineers to make product and technical decisions. You are given opportunities to lead sprint tickets, even if you’re not the most senior on the team. Not all teams are like this unfortunately. “Diverse” in the sense there is a wide range of ages, Indian and East European consultants, parents/caretakers. Some people have been here 5-40 years. 401k 6% matching, egg freezing and infertility coverage, generous wfh budget.

Cons

Legacy code, being on-call, things move slow because of bureaucracy and because NYT is an old company. The bad players don’t get fired. Have witnessed misogyny and incompetency. Hard to connect with each other because the tech org is like 2000 people. Even when we were in the office it was hard to meet new people outside of your team and desk area. Both offices in Midtown and LIC aren’t set up with great common spaces for people to start conversations. Sure maybe the kitchenette on each floor, but ppl go in and out because the area is small. Senior leadership is accessible and approachable. There are problems with diversity in the newsroom and in tech. The pay is alright compared to other companies this size, you’re mostly there for the mission. 10% bonus is great and depending on the company’s profits and your performance, you can get more than 10%. It was hard to negotiate the initial salary that came with the offer, which is too bad because somehow there are varying salaries for the same level. Really hard to get promoted to lead engineer.

Advice to Management

Trust the managers who are great at their job of supporting their direct reports and provide them more transparency and autonomy in building successful teams and services. Provide more training for the ones whose direct reports feel stagnant, unhappy, and underutilized. Pay more so that we can attract senior diverse talent. There’s this saying that NYT has a “mission tax” ie engineers take a paycut to support the mission.

401k 6% matching, egg freezing and infertility coverage, generous wfh budget.

March 3, 2021

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June 7, 2020

Does New York Times have a pension plan?

Pros

Good pension, healthcare schemes and bonus. Some interesting projects where you are given creative freedom, mainly due to managers being busy climbing the corporate ladder.

Cons

The advertising side of operations in London is a toxic work environment with frequent inequality experienced. There is poor leadership, inadequate communication, a severe lack of support and recognition as well as a worryingly limited duty of care shown to employees. If you are looking for an environment that is diverse, inclusive, mindful, progressive, free of bias, championing self-expression and reflective of the company's ethical journalism across-the-board, this is not the place for you.

Advice to Management

Examine practices, internal infrastructure and hiring processes Foster a kind and supportive environment Listen to and advocate for non-managerial staff Address unconscious biases and acknowledge white privilege Ensure all staff are paid fairly Reduce pay disparities Follow CIPD standards of practice in HR Introduce 360° feedback

Good pension, healthcare schemes and bonus.

June 7, 2020

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December 30, 2021

Does New York Times offer family leave?

Pros

Great benefits, long parental leave, remote friendly for engineers, exciting to create systems and build products that support journalists and enable engineers to do their best work, beautiful office in the heart of time square, genuinely some of the nicest and smartest people I've ever worked with, free access to all NYTimes products as an employee, on the cutting edge of need tech, and exciting to work at the price of breaking news or important news cycles. Open to internal job shifts and opportunities.

Cons

Even though work has to sometimes move at the fast pace of news, it can be painfully slow to get other important work to be prioritized such as internal DEI efforts or web accessibility, compliance, etc. Despite the pandemic changing the way the world works, The New York Times is not a remote first company so many roles on the business, product, and tech side are not remote friendly. Career advancement and promotion is not a clear and straightforward process.

Advice to Management

Make career advancement and promotion a straightforward process.

Great benefits, long parental leave, remote friendly for engineers, exciting to create systems and build products that support journalists and enable engineers to do their best work, beautiful office in the heart of time square, genuinely some of the nicest and smartest people I've ever worked with, free access to all NYTimes products as an employee, on the cutting edge of need tech, and exciting to work at the price of breaking news or important news cycles.

December 30, 2021

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