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  1. "great people, great journalism but not everyone is equal"

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    Current Employee - Editorial Role in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media

    Pros

    -excellent colleagues -outstanding journalism; it's a privilege to work for a paper that breaks the types of stories we do -in NY office at least, people are open to ideas and will try to support them whenever they can

    Cons

    -can be slow and clunky b/c too many management levels -feels like there's an impenetrable inner circle so can feel hard to see how you can progress -poor formal development structure

    Advice to Management

    live our values; develop talent; don't reward those who shout the loudest

    Guardian News & Media2015-07-16
  2. "Very comfortable working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media

    Pros

    diverse staff, great resources, comfortable environment

    Cons

    divided office, not enough integration of commercial and editorial

    Advice to Management

    more team building, increased team meetings

    Guardian News & Media2012-01-16
  3. "Video Producer"

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    Current Employee - Video Producer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom to define personal goals

    Cons

    Lack of clear strategy and comms

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and inclusive

    Guardian News & Media2019-04-01
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Faux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed culture and flexible working.

    Cons

    Certain ExCo members are on Government payroll.

    Guardian News & Media2019-01-18
  5. "Finance - Guardian news & media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Cross, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly team environment, supportive management.

    Cons

    Pros outweigh any cons, Not really any major cons that i would make people aware of.

    Guardian News & Media2018-11-15
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    "awful management!"

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    Former Employee - Credit Controller in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice really talented people it's a shame management does not allow everyone to shine only the favourites.

    Cons

    As a working mum this is one of the worse and most un-diverse companies I have ever worked for. I was actually bullied and harassed. Found the environment was very clique with no flexibility. I wanted to take my disabled son to his hospital appointments and I had no flexibility within my own annual leave whist other members of staff were allowed two-hour lunch breaks to do fitness classes! Management style very dictatorary...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat people equally and as humans

    Guardian News & Media2018-10-29
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    "Great people, good product, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with one of the highest calibre development teams you'll find in the UK. Building products that will be used by hundreds of millions of people every day. A fantastic name to have on your CV. It is instant contractor cred. Good benefits and an understanding attitude to illness, disability or bereavement.

    Cons

    Work is managed poorly and requirements gathering is a mess. Wants to be Agile / Kannan, but is really just waterfall-without-deadlines. Most of the work is very dull; interesting stuff goes to specialist new hires. Promotion and team changes are glacial.

    Advice to Management

    Find product managers who can give you concrete results, not just glib soundbites. Invest in developer onboarding.

    Guardian News & Media2018-08-17
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    "Great intentions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to be around some of the best in their fields, in journalism and technology.

    Cons

    It's incredibly political - you might say vicious. It's part of the culture. It seems somewhat incongruous given the political values of the organisation, but the internal behaviours can be powerfully negative. I wouldn't join the tech team there now - the leadership that believed in modern practices have left.

    Guardian News & Media2018-04-27
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great employer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Long term approach to editorially driven journalism. Never worked in a news room with so many experienced and talented people. A positive working environment.

      Cons

      It can be bureaucratic and frustrating. If you want a start-up media environment, given all the experienced people arond this is not necessarily for you.

      Guardian News & Media2018-03-19
    • "Good Company"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

        I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time

        Pros

        Good company to work for.

        Cons

        Left due to relocation only.

        Guardian News & Media2018-03-20
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