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"Smart people making mediocre products."

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

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

Pros

The New York times is a great workplace. They have an awesome product - the news. The mission is clear, and has a worldwide message.

Cons

As a software engineer, the Digital / website departments continue to get shafted to the whims of the Newsroom. Many promising ideas to innovate in the field of online news production are continually poo-poohed by the newsroom, crippling their attempts to move into a continuing leadership role in the field.

Advice to Management

Move the three or four project directors and tech leads out of the critical path of actually building great software. Their loyalist attitude over the course of my employment caused significant brain drain in the middle and upper developer positions. Create barriers between the newsroom and the development teams, allowing actual innovation to take place - the people have been in place, until they left because of seemingly endemic middle management hassles.

Other Employee Reviews for New York Times

  1. Helpful (2)

    "New York Times Reporting"

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

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sharp, knowledgeable, friendly colleagues. Feeling of "family." Resources beyond most publications' dreams. Ability to specialize within area of interest or expertise. Rotating assignments to avoid stagnation. Pride in the product every day.

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights. I don't remember having much time for a social life. Work/life balance is a challenge at this paper (and in the industry).

    Advice to Management

    More personal feedback is in order. Actual job evaluations and feedback from managers was rare (no one had time).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has wonderful benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Does not seem to trust decisions of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. That's why you hired them.

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