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Fairfax Media Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2019

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Found 189 reviews

3.1
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37%
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46%
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Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood
Greg Hywood
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "People, technology, flexible, work life balance, the work was always fulfilling(in 21 reviews)

  • "Great people; cutting edge of news(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fairfax Media for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for with the best print and digital offerings in market. Great culture with a strong focus on staff and their development. Can't recommend Fairfax enough.

    Cons

    Hot desking can sometimes be painful especially when there are no desks available. Hot tip: Have a colleague save you a desk if you're out of the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and make sure that you continue to acknowledge the hard work of your team members.

    Fairfax Media2015-12-21
  2. "Great People - Too many changes in direction"

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

    I worked at Fairfax Media full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing and the work environment is great.

    Cons

    Print products are in decline and that lead to too many changes in direction

    Fairfax Media2019-06-08
  3. "x"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Fairfax Media part-time

      Pros

      great work environment/friendly people and communication

      Cons

      more creative thinking/career development in the long run

      Fairfax Media2019-06-07
    • "HR"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Fairfax Media full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Flexibility Work life balance Work opportunities

      Cons

      Low salaries Lack of career progression

      Fairfax Media2019-05-24
    • "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Virtual Platforms Team Leader in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Fairfax Media full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      People, technology, flexible, work life balance, the work was always fulfilling

      Cons

      Not many, politics could get in the way of progress at times...

      Advice to Management

      Don't stray from the ethos of the company

      Fairfax Media2019-05-08
    • "Things to keep in mind"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Fairfax Media full-time

      Pros

      great company, high business acumen, highly regarded for quality journalism

      Cons

      not a lot of room for growth, company culture not great, never felt very appreciated, always working long hours with high expectations that this is the norm.

      Advice to Management

      Show more support for executives and provide them with clear pathways for development.

      Fairfax Media2019-05-02
    • "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Fairfax Media full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good offices, high profile products

      Cons

      Pace of change too fast

      Advice to Management

      Look after your people

      Fairfax Media2019-05-02
    • "Terrible management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Fairfax Media full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      - Nice building - Good benefits - Free gym

      Cons

      - No training for new staff - Terrible Management - Not enough work, always asking for more tasks - They pretend to be extremely nice and team players but they are not even a team.

      Advice to Management

      Try to take time to train new staff and have better communication, if you have to say something do it, face to face.

      Fairfax Media2019-05-16
    • "Good company"

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        Former Employee - Android Developer 

        I worked at Fairfax Media full-time

        Pros

        Good benefits with an opening culture.

        Cons

        Sometimes too conservative on their IT strategy.

        Fairfax Media2019-04-26
      • "Senior Account Manager"

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        Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Sydney
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Fairfax Media full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Brillant brands to work across Lovely working offices and nice location free parking Bootcamps and very cheap gym in the building great work life balance Awesome social activities and brilliant Christmas Partys

        Cons

        Only 2 months maternity pay Clicky environment and hard to get promoted as managers have their favourites Quite a big sales team and support team so can take awhile to get settled in and can be clicky between teams, so therefore lack of sales culture across the floor.

        Fairfax Media2019-04-25
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