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"It's a good place to do good journalism work, but not family-friendly"

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Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The NYT may be the best place to work if you want to focus on doing the best journalism out there. You will have the resources you need and will be working with many of the best people.

Cons

Their benefits for people with families are lame. For example, slim maternity leave, not a day of paid paternity leave, and no help with daycare. You are likely to only get a raise if you have an offer from elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Don't be stingy with your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for New York Times

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance, outdated and ineffective sales procedures"

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    Former Employee - Telesales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Telesales in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Smart, interesting & diverse colleagues
    great work-life balance
    nice building
    cafeteria & illy coffee bar

    Cons

    management is very top heavy
    they promote favorites regardless of ability
    if you're not one of the favorites you need to leave the company for growth opportunity
    extremely high turnover, resulting in advertisers who never seem to know who to call and a lot of time wasted transitioning accounts
    managers are adamant you follow an antiquated sales process that results in more work, less time to use modern communication (email)
    sales goals are given 6 weeks into the quarter and based on your first half performance, therefore they are tougher to achieve (and less payout from NYT)
    it is a union job and there is a lot of friction between the union and management

    Advice to Management

    Scare techniques don't work on sales people. A little kindness and genuine enthusiasm for your team will result in a motivated group willing to go above and beyond on the job.


  2. "An enjoyable experience with lots of flexibility and room for creativity."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    knowledgeable colleagues
    teamwork
    freedom and autonomy
    lots of places to visit and eat.
    surrounded by plenty of contacts to complete projects

    Cons

    there is an expensive commute from New Jersey.

    Advice to Management

    none

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