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"Good place for software developers who seek innovation and are self motivated."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good environment for low and mid level software developers. A lot of opportunities to learn and innovate. Flexible work environment. Friendly and smart people.

Cons

Apart for management positions, no clear advancement paths in technology group. Some cultural problems with development processes and products vision.

Advice to Management

Apply and do what you're talking about.

Other Employee Reviews for New York Times

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place, great people, bad industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Architect in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and so is the paper and website.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the company is slowly circling the drain. Good people leave all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Not their fault.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "A Mess"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Brand. Smart people do actually come to work there to pay their dues and move on. They have the best journalists and written articles without a doubt.

    Cons

    Whew! Where do I begin....

    - Everything is political. It's all about if you are in the "IN" group.

    - People who failed spectacularly get promoted. It's the one place where you can fail up pretty consistently.

    - They still run on old dated technologies like SVN , Prototype etc... and do boring things and use boring tech...with the noteable exception of the newsroom who can build code that works for a day and then you have to fix whatever they broke in the process after that day.

    - They use a ton of good people to build terrible products.

    - Be careful if you build and design a pay model that is highly successful... The paper pushers in upper management will get nervous about their jobs and pigeon hole you so you can't take their job away from them because they don't actually do anything.

    - Make sure you aren't too successful. That's grounds for getting fired at NYT or at the very least for a glass ceiling being put over your head.

    - They have about 25 layers of middle management too many and the CIO and CTO aren't even credible or knowledgeable in the world of tech.

    - I don't have a positive view of management.

    - The pay is minuscule compared to what the market is yielding. The NYT calls it "Leveraging the Brand". I call it insulting.

    Advice to Management

    Loose some management.

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