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NYTimes.com Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.
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  1. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NYTimes.com full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clear company vision and focus. A drive to deliver quality products and optimal service. Always an effective management style.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company means a great deal of work, reporting and compliance. Increasing shareholder value sometimes takes priority over personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Discover a working balance between corporate priorities and those of individual employees.


  2. "DataEngineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYTimes.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Doesn't give importance to skills. Attitude alone is the key.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Has come along way, but still a long ways to go"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYTimes.com full-time

    Pros

    NYTimes is a good strong organization with a very healthy corporate backing. Working for the technology department at the NYTimes will not come with the risk of layoffs or downsizing any time soon. You also get to work with a prestigious organization at which you can make a difference in the world. Hours are very flexible, management does not dictate the hours each employee must work.

    Cons

    Product Managers are cocky as hell and strive to take credit for all the good the engineer staff does. The reality is the Product team makes life a living hell for engineers at times.

    The NYTimes thinks they are a legitimate tech organization but have no clue how to be a tech org. They offer no competitive benefits or salaries and force engineering to work in the confounds of the legal team who decide most everything that can be done. Innovation is stifled and great ideas are held back.

    Additionally, because of the organization structure there is a strong propensity toward allowing horrible employees to stick around indefinitely. In particular if they are female or minority. While I myself enjoy the benefit of not having to worry about my job being at risk this makes life much more difficult as those who continuously screw up are given a free pass.

    Additionally, the NYTimes provides absolutely no career track for engineers other than management.

    Advice to Management

    Fire dead weight, offer better benefits to your tech workers. Reconsider allowing product a blank check to do whatever they want.


  4. "QA Manager"

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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Daytona Beach, FL

    I have been working at NYTimes.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    very easy going. Not too much pressure but at the same time challanging.

    Cons

    Job mobility is the biggest problem.


  5. "Smart people, smart company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NYTimes.com full-time

    Pros

    The smartest people I've ever worked with are here. And it's great working for a for-profit company that nonetheless cares about its mission even more. This place is special.

    Cons

    The politics of a family-owned company sometimes get in the way ... sometimes the org structure doesn't make much sense


  6. "marketing manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand. Digital driven. Smart people.

    Cons

    Speed and agility issue. No synergy between teams.


  7. "Very Good for Freelance work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good for very experienced writers and editors.

    Cons

    Must already be a professional with a long and successful job background. Must have a home office an meet deadlines.

  8. "Worked as an intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYTimes.com part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of great editors and ideas

    Cons

    compensation was not good for NYC living

    Advice to Management

    nothing at all


  9. "SSC facts"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Norfolk, VA

    Pros

    work with intelligent, talented individuals, good HR director and staff, exciting industry, nice to work at a newspaper that still practices old school ethical journalism

    Cons

    no consistency in management from dept to dept, no raises for the past two years and no idea if any are coming and mgmt does not see this as a negative. Too much emphasis on performance reviews which mean nothing since there wont be any raises

    Advice to Management

    need a system to provide mgrs with the chance to accept constructive criticism without them lashing out at you


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from NYTimes.com"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The reputation of the company will allow you to get into other companies once you decide to leave. You will fall into one of two categories:
    1) You will learn a lot about various technologies and how they work at the Times by more Senior developers.
    2) You'll be bored because you know about technologies already and be baffled at the level of disorganization surrounding processes and systems.

    They are in the middle of a lot of changes so you will be able to be influential in some major technology decisions.

    Cons

    The processes/systems are archaic and leave room for human error. Management doesn't help you to achieve your goals as much as they claim. There is a lot of double talk and confusing sets of information. You will get a lot of I don't knows from people in power and you are expected to do everything on your own without adequate tools and systems in place.

    The internal documentation is weak.
    The project management team doesn't have a consensus on how they are supposed to do their jobs.
    There aren't any formal definitions for what each role is responsible for on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide management with adequate training on how to interact with employees. Work on formally defining roles and provide systems that can introduce human error. There should be more people documenting the work they do in a format that's flexible. The institutional knowledge is tied to the people and not to the organization so when people leave a lot of information on how things were created, maintained and such are lost.


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