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Updated February 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Interesting and challenging projects, good work life balance, open communication and opportunity for development (in 5 reviews)

  • This is based on the working environment only (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • This is very much a company driven by poorly-paid, exploited workers who are treated extremely poorly by well-renumerated upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Martin Clarke: yelling, out of control, and abusive on a bad day (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very Unique Business & Exciting Times"

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

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    DMGT is a really interesting business - having both the media side to the organization as well as the portfolio of B2B information services/SaaS based companies. The company has the "entrepreneur at heart mentality" - focused on helping their businesses grow and align operationally. Overall, it's an exciting time to be at DMGT - a new CEO and direction - focused on growth, supporting the businesses and driving value. Lots going on and excited to see the future growth of the company.

    Cons

    Lots of change - good change but lots of balls in the air and moving parts. Things are starting to align which is great. More communication from the business would be ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the people/talent


  2. "Too much complacency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time

    Pros

    Fun product, market leader, high profile

    Cons

    Long hours, intense work, too many Brits in key positions who don't understand American culture

    Advice to Management

    Employ more Americans in key positions.

  3. "Cool office but no room for growth"

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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 Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to work on projects and kind of a start up feel.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Been here for almost a year and no word on promotion or next steps.


  4. "Avoid, avoid, avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay pretty well. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Everything else. If you're foreign you aren't human. You probably will never ever bepromoted. The office is in shambles, so connecting to something like human resources is next to impossible. You will get screamed at, cursed at, and back stabbed. As an added bonus, you'll be working for a media company that caters to the alt right,

    You'll probably be working on Christmas, your birthday, and you will miss important family events.

    Advice to Management

    Quit, leave, just go away


  5. "Lots of confusion, little communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time

    Pros

    At one time, I thought the opportunities here would be limitless

    Cons

    Management has no clear vision, no trust at that level


  6. "If I could give a zero I would"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Research Associate in Blue Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Commercial Research Associate in Blue Springs, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really don’t have any pros for this company. Organization and communication seems to be a issue but at times it’s okay.

    Cons

    They don’t care for you as person. 508 people were given notice of the company closing down a business and we only have 30 minutes to get our stuff and vacate. This all happened a week before Christmas.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you for not thinking how this would effect anyone else other than yourself. More than 30 minutes notice would have been nice.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Reasons why YOU should never work for the Daily Mail REVEALED"

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    Former Employee - NYC Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - NYC Reporter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a subway stop close to the office.

    Cons

    Its method of "journalism" is everything bad with online media at its worst possible point. 90% of what is published is stolen from somewhere else or taken from the Assoc. Press. Most of the time the article will include an attribution link but not always. Even if it does, the information from the stolen story is usually wrong by accident or dishonest and manipulative on purpose.
    The "original" articles the Mail produces seem to all come from reporters who are never in the office and are gutter journalism invasions of someone's life or classless follow ups to a story from somewhere else. Usually they involve digging into the personal life of someone and putting the absolute worst about them out into the open for nothing more than clicks.
    Reporters are discouraged from talking in the office. Almost all communication happens on email or IM. HR is there, but it is a joke.
    Reporters are meant to have a concrete roster three months at a time. Or a "rota" as they call it because of the English link. That doesn't happen. Shifts are often posted days before they take place. If you ask for time off, it is your responsibility to "swap shifts" with someone. If you cannot do that the request is denied.
    They seem to keep staff by bringing in people from England and recently a few from Australia. Visa situations make it harder for them to leave so they have no choice but to put up with it.
    Editorally, they do not care about accuracy. They care about CLICKS. Headlines are frequently changed to be more sensational.
    Worst of all is the trainee program. The Mail advertises it as a way for young journalists to learn the trade. My group was sent to London to work at the office there and at a regional newspaper somewhere else in the country. We were told that experience would be important in New York. It is not. You never get to use any journalism skills unless you count calling a Press Relations Officer or searching for photos on social media that can be stolen.
    It is hard to get a job in the industry but it does not matter how desperate you are, do not work here. You can do better.

    Advice to Management

    Care. Have some class. Treat employees with respect. Treat the people you "cover" with respect.

  8. "Reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start in terms of getting used to the pace of a newsroom. Ample opportunities to cover national news stories

    Cons

    Low pay, no opportunities to move up, and very limited creative freedom and ownership over work


  9. "Be afraid, be very afraid."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paychecks were on time and medical was good.

    Cons

    Management is very abusive to all emps. The verbal and mental abuse is out of control! If you enjoy verbal abuse from management, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Back your emps, stop using them as scape goats for your own mistakes.


  10. "Video Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Daily Mail and General Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, make working there enjoyable.

    Cons

    Working night shift can be tough but you learn to adapt to the schedule.


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