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Daily Mail and General Trust Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • This is based on the working environment only (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, good work and technical training provided for permanent employees (in 4 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Management is an unrealistic revolving door"

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

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

    Pros

    -Lovely offices
    -Most people want to be a success
    -Great parties and events
    -Fairly positive brand recognition
    -Crackerjack PR & Communications team
    -Martin Clarke: smart, charming and motivating on a good day

    Cons

    -Upper management, for certain divisions, was a revolving door and a little top heavy. Key management people were not committed or experienced enough to support and manage their people and the roles they were hired for
    -Management indecision and poor hiring made for an uneven playing field and highly uncertain atmostphere
    -Inexperienced and non-committed management engaged in personal favoritism and other impropriety
    -Martin Clarke: yelling, out of control, and abusive on a bad day

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to employee feedback about your position in the marketplace
    -Realistically manage your headcount and expectations
    -Commit to experienced upper management who can support and invest in the people they hire
    -Brand Recognition is pretty good and there is so much potential
    -Wishing for the best


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    "Manager"

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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

    A hugely diverse company with businesses across the globe in media, data and analytics so many development opportunities for employees. A great place to build a career. Also nice to work for a company that is publicly traded and plays for the long term. Great people and competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Due to the diverse range of businesses and opportunities the more communication the better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue supporting innovation and providing support from the center. The increase in corporate communications is appreciated by all.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Craziness starts at the top"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Better pay than a lot of freelance jobs
    Can choose your shifts
    No one bugs you after hours

    Cons

    if you're in the NYC office, prepare to listen to Martin Clarke, the publisher, have a screaming toddler fit at the employees. He mostly does it to the British employees, I guess because they are stuck there on a work visa and can't walk out the door. I've never seen such employee abuse. This, naturally, doesn't make for a cheery office, and most of the editors are glum-faced and inapproachable. The hours can be pretty brutal - a nine hour regular day, no one seems to take a lunch (more of a cultural thing than a mandate), and you often stay late (again more of a cultural thing than a mandate, I seemed to get out on time). There doesn't seem to be any way of rising within the company from the reporters ranks - editors are usually brought in from the UK. There is enormous turnover with most people barely lasting a year. Little to no opportunity to do actual reporting.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like excrement you just discovered on the bottom of your shoe.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "News reporter"

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    Current Employee - News Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Reporter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A good editorial team in general and a sociable, friendly working environment.
    Most read English-speaking site in the world.
    Opportunity to work on international breaking stories.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed.
    No respect of staff.
    Badly paid.
    Really, really bad hours.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff and you won't have as a high a turnover rate.

  8. "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Good pay, beautiful offices, friendly employees.

    Cons

    High turnover. Need to staff up to support growth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees needs


  9. "Daily Mail Photo Editor"

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    Current Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, health care, 401k, 15 days paid vacation a year. Very easy work. Low stress.

    Cons

    Chaotic bureaucracy. The scheduling is terrible. Zero control over your hours. No overtime pay, currently locked in lawsuit for breaking federal labor laws.
    Zero variety to the work. Same thing day in day out.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Stop treating full time staff like slaves. Schedule us better, pay us our deserved overtime. Hire people who enjoy working nights, use freelancers properly.


  10. "Great Opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive people all around and there's opportunity to travel abroad. Good opportunity to work in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Should have a game room or ping pong table. Will help to break up the day when collaborating with co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Would help to have more clarity on the direction of the business. It's nice to rally people and get them on board with your vision and show how you plan to execute that vision.


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