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Updated January 24, 2017
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  1. "Good trajectory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small and approachable leadership team. New people in place are helping to change the culture and some processes for the better. Post Studios is full of smart, creative and very nice team members.

    Cons

    Top-down and cross-department communication needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to create a process where information, vision and goals are communicated more easily and frequently. Also, I've heard it can be a bit of a "boys club" at the top. That will be a turn-off to many.


  2. "Good place, innovative but still a newspaper at heart"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Trying to move away from being a newspaper with new sites launching in 2015 and PageSix TV in 2016.
    Good pay, commission structure strong with performance.
    Funny mix of really old school newspaper people and new digital focused people.

    Cons

    still a newspaper sell at heart.
    market has a strong bias one way or the other that is tough to break for new business.
    account list breakdown is by agency minus any retail accounts under that agency.

    Advice to Management

    hold on to the new talent better and trim the fat from the old newspaper sellers. build better partnership ideas that can actually be sold and less pie in the sky.


  3. "Hard to change old ways and be innovative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Post (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The publication was still a newspaper at its core and was trying to target a national audience with its digital team. But, it is still having an identity crisis that falls back to old ways for an occasional hit.

    Cons

    Although there were some effort to break down the walls between the digital and paper's teams, it is still an uphill battle. Leadership was not diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep and grow talent for reporting and the digital age as the company transition in a time where many publications are losing millions of dollars.


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  5. "Decent Pay, Poor Content"

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    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Post (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I did feature mini-profiles for $600 for 800 words which is better than what a lot of other place pay. Checks were sent on time and never had to chase anyone down which is a big plus.

    Cons

    Editors constantly dumb down pieces and will sacrifice accuracy for slickness. At their best, pieces are on the bland side and it worst, propaganda for right wing ideology.

    Advice to Management

    give writers the space to write intelligently and leave the sensationalism to page six. Murdoch's other pub, The Wall Street Journal, largely knows how to do this.


  6. "It's okay, but everyone seems bored"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are really nice and genuine, so it's not awful coming into work every morning. The open floor plan is nice, too!

    Cons

    Everyone seems pretty bored. They're continuing to hire but people who already work for them don't seem to have anything to do.


  7. "The Web team is awesome."

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    Current Employee - Reporter/Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter/Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I think everyone's experience varies by department and to whom you have to report. I'm lucky that my editors and bosses in Web are great—they treat everyone like actual people, not cogs in a machine. They encourage creativity and are flexible with scheduling as needed, like when I had to take off for a few days at the last minute for a death in the family. The pay is above industry average (be sure to negotiate your salary to get a bump up, too), you can work remotely if you need to depending on how reliable you're proven to be, and the insurance/benefits are unparalleled. Also, when you're not working, you're really not working—there's a good balance and respect for boundaries. If you get an email at 11PM on a Saturday night and you work a M-F 9-5 shift, no one will expect you to actually answer til you're here, and that's fine.

    Cons

    Human resources can sometimes be slow to resolve issues that should otherwise be pretty simple. If you're eligible for a bonus, keep an eye on it, or it may never come! Also, depending on your role, the opportunities for advancement may be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Count the by-lines and look at workers' individual progress a little harder. There are people who are on their personal tumblrs all day while others slave away to make up for their sloth.


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    "Post Woes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Post full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good mid-town location. Pay rates are fair compared to other media companies.

    Cons

    Upper management spreads mistrust and ugliness around the whole newsroom. You can count the number of happy people in the newsroom on one hand.

    Advice to Management

    Get new gigs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I loved it (for the most part)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Post (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty (in a good way).

    Cons

    A few, but nothing you don't find elsewhere in Corporate America.

    Advice to Management

    Think REAL hard when making your "lay off" list.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "fast-paced, sensational but sometimes soul-crushing"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Get experience unlike anywhere else
    - Turn into a superhuman reporter machine
    - Tons of exposure with stories
    - Deadlines make you strong
    - Generally awesome colleagues

    Cons

    - Bosses hate their lives & take it out on you
    - Editors need anger management
    - Assignments can target the poor and homeless and those "liberals" - making people on welfare look like con artists (aka you'll feel embarrassed and generally bad about yourself at the end of the day)
    - Owned by Rupert Murdoch
    - Some sections hate Twitter and all new media (they're stuck in the past)

    Advice to Management

    Demote or remove psychopathic supervisors who get angry first, then ask questions later. The toxic work culture wears people down after a while.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Needs New Management"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    News Corp Training
    New Corp gym next door

    Cons

    Management isn't very influencing or useful. No room for progression. Toxic work environment

    Advice to Management

    Start working &


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