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Financial Times Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • I liked the Great work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Really good people to work with (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Career progression is also not always obvious (in 9 reviews)

  • A lot of people concerned about diversity but seeing no changes despite voicing these concerns to senior management (who are all white and mostly male) (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyed working here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "FT"

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

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time (More than 3 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.

  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  4. "Great company, people, and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Great company with awesome culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly and motivated employees, great brand, etc

    Cons

    Low pay... and flat structure means less career progression.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance; autonomy, wonderful colleagues, great benefits. Enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Leadership isn't effective and majority are London based which means the US is an after thought. The FT produces global content, but they do not operate like a global company. It's a UK company with satellite offices. My guess is that the US business as it is has a shelf life.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Respected brand, good US sales team

    Cons

    Expensive product, hard to sell in the US. Limited career opps for US staff

  8. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OK place to work, good way to get global news experience

    Cons

    a little biased toward ex-pat workforce in US


  9. "Fantastic Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Director of Advrertising CRM in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Advrertising CRM in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. Very respected Brand
    2. Cutting Edge of Media Technology
    3. Invests in employee education

    Cons

    Very hard to identify any Cons.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Newspaper, financial journalism, business writing

    Cons

    Media industry, writing on deadline


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