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Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) Chief Executive Officer Raj Jain
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time

    Pros

    Result Oriented
    Good Exposure
    Powerful and Respected Brands
    Freedom to create & execute

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    At times adhoc
    Lack of accountability of top leadership

    Advice to Management

    Improve Growth Trajectory for performing employees
    Make Senior Leadership Accountable
    Make the organization less Top Heavy


  2. "Chief Manager"

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    Former Employee - CHIEF MANAGER in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - CHIEF MANAGER in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly diversified media company to work and learn during career buildup.

    Cons

    Highly diversified and you will be lost in the process .

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "Employee Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time

    Pros

    Professional, employee friendly, officials are reachable.

    Cons

    None as of now. They should focus on extra curricular activities too


  4. "Special correspondent"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    best company who cares their employee.Good environment

    Cons

    not as such..Company doing fine for employee

    Advice to Management

    keep good work


  5. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends

    I worked at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance was great as well as good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Politics at senior leadership level


  6. "Good place to work for Non-IT People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good and Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    No new challenges for IT people if you really want to improve your skillset.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Established Brand. Sales is easy. Industry gives you recognition. Good brand to have on your resume. Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Growth is slow. Lot of hierarchy. Its a bit old school. People are there since a very long time

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  8. "Sad state of affairs!!!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Member in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful institution with historical legacy. Super powerful media vehicle which is unavoidable by any serious brand. Delivers the best bang for the buck for the advertisers & readers alike.

    Cons

    1. Under-leveraged owing to the lethargic approach.
    2. Meritocracy....what's that?
    3. Fiefdoms with fat egos
    4. Intent to change w/o adequate willingness to bring about the much needed change.
    5. Low employee engagement
    6. No job-rotations, cross functional / group companies exposure.
    7. High levels of insecurities amongst some so-called "institutions" within.
    8. No courage to challenge the willingness.
    9. Pschycophancy at its best.
    10. Faulty KPI system. Dated appraisal processes.
    11. Doesn't hesitate to play with careers.

    Advice to Management

    Convert intent to change into willingness to change, leading to action. Give some descritionary desicion making powers behind those designation. Decentralise decision making.


  9. "Career in Advertising sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Co, to start a career

    Cons

    Pricing is decided by persons having very little experience on client servicing.

    Advice to Management

    Shift to original horizontal structure. Un-necessary increase in manpower due to vertical structure.


  10. "Nice!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance.
    Brand Name benefits you a lot.

    Cons

    GM level and above shall Really grow well.


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