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Financial Times CEO John Ridding
John Ridding
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  • "Career progression is very slow, if you do not have direct access to the decision makers(in 16 reviews)

  • "Senior Management all in UK - avoid working there(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Renewals and Retention MAnager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times

    Pros

    Global Company, Great Salarey and bonus structire. Monile phones, great office environment and people. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Global teams, flexibal works stations. Call center in channai

    Financial Times2018-07-24
  2. "Great brand - poor management"

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

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great brand / name recognition / work life balance / flexible work hours

    Cons

    no training, no management support, NYC is a small satellite office, very much overlooked - office favoritism is HUGE. Senior Management all in UK - avoid working there

    Advice to Management

    Hire US based management with US sales and US management experience. current "manager" is beyond incompetent

    Financial Times2019-05-02
  3. "Discriminates based on immigration status"

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

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good newspaper, journalism and editorial wise

    Cons

    They discriminate base on immigration status. Currently pursuing legal action against them for this and their/their lawyer's behavior is nauseating and flirts with perjury. Obviously immigration status is not yet as taboo as race or gender discrimination because I doubt they'd tarnish their bourgeois-liberal image attempting comparable maneuvers around something (rightly) universally deemed so egregious. Maybe a few...

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    Advice to Management

    Consider behaving ethically for the sake of it, rather than doing the bare minimum you think you'll get away with.

    Financial Times2019-03-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people, good brand, hard to find growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Company seems to really want employees to be happy and stay engaged; they are going in the right direction in terms of diversity, equal pay for women, work-life balance. Produce a quality, desirable product (news and opinion) and are managing well despite the disruption in media/with newspapers

    Cons

    Can be difficult to have career progression in a satellite office/fewer opportunities. There are lots of changes and restructuring since it's a growing business and due to media disruption, which can be hard on employees, keeping up with required changes, changes in roles and management, etc.

    Financial Times2018-07-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Editorial in NY bureau"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Lot of freedom to write the stories you want to write. Interesting colleagues. Great brand.

    Cons

    Limited commitment to US bureau. Very little vision. Lack of hunger among US editors.

    Financial Times2018-06-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Digital innovators in publishing"

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

    I worked at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, world-class brand, innovative on the data and analytics front

    Cons

    Compensation, career growth, confused org structure.

    Financial Times2017-08-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed working here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great new office.

    Cons

    Lots of programs, but tough on work/life balance.

    Financial Times2017-08-10
  8. Helpful (6)

    "FT"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great brand. Fairly well paid. Good benefits. Not quick to sack people.

    Cons

    There is an in-crowd of white British people from wealthy families who went to a select few top public schools. By doing a good enough job they are judged to be excellent. The rest have to strive to get noticed and promoted. Even if you went to Oxford or Cambridge, actually where you went to school counts for more.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more of a meritocracy and less of an aristocracy.

    Financial Times2017-06-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Financial Times full-time

      Pros

      -benefits (vacation, 401K, vacation days) -great name

      Cons

      -no room for movement in new york

      Advice to Management

      don't micomange

      Financial Times2017-06-05
    • "Great company, people, and management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Financial Times full-time

      Pros

      Benefits, room for growth, people, management

      Cons

      Weak American office support.

      Financial Times2017-05-05
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