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Updated March 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, I only work more than 40 hours a week when I'm so excited about what I'm doing that I can't help myself (in 24 reviews)

  • Work with really smart people who are passionate about journalism (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work life balance, Senior management will slowly make you put in longer hours at work (in 5 reviews)

  • Software developers don't have much role in product decision making (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "An American Institution"

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at New York Times full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Impressive name. Good location.

    Cons

    At the time - stagnation. Stuck between print and digital.


  2. "work life"

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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 Times full-time

    Pros

    good culture, many smart, hard working employees

    Cons

    Career development inconsistent and varies by business operating group


  3. "Great if you are okay with no potential for promotion"

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    Former Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by some of the best minds in journalism. They continue to lead the way in navigating the digital disruption. However, it is still a white male dominated newsroom.

    Cons

    An official policy of not promoting news assistants into editorial/reporting jobs, although some with the right mentors and connections do move beyond the menial tasks of answering phones and monitoring useless emails.

    Advice to Management

    Too many of your news assistants are talented and credentialed in journalism NOT to be seen as potential reporters, producers and/or editors.


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  5. "Great News Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization with top journalistic integrity and editorial vision.

    Cons

    Slow decision-making
    Restructuring on the sales side is more focused on new and fresh vs. experience


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    "The good, the bad, and the union."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks great on the résumé and it introduced me to a lot of new technologies my previous job did not. Also met some great people.

    Cons

    The department is mostly lifers and are rotten people that take advantage the balkanized hierarchy. The boss is not interested in developing talent because there's no room to grow and the slackers are protected by the union.

    Advice to Management

    Document and follow through with separation, you can't be afraid to discipline people for subpar performance or work ethic.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place with amazing people, but some tough aspects"

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    Current Employee - Journalist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Journalist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is filled with great people who are all very smart. It can be a great place to start projects and collaborate with the best in the business.

    Cons

    Hierarchy is sometimes unclear, and what makes it possible to find opportunities can also make it difficult to get things done. Managers at the company definitely play favorites and don't have much loyalty to employees. Frequent rounds of lay offs.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your human capital, and recognize that the people who keep the wheels turning are as important as the super stars. Career advancement opportunities are hard to find at the NYT and that is why so many smart people leave.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Communications Department"

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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 Times full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's pretty amazing to work at the New York Times Company because of all the talent in one building. Whether you are working on the business side or down in the newsroom, you will constantly be inspired by the innovative and important work happening around you!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is not a lot of room for career growth and salaries are quite low for entry-level positions. This is only problematic because NYC is so expensive.

    Advice to Management

    I would focus on career development and invest in employees a bit more. I think this would enhance young employee retention.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Lacking in diversity, needs new blood and new ideas"

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    Former Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The name brand obviously still holds a lot of value. And there are some really smart people in the building who really could save journalism.

    Cons

    The beast of itself is enormous and as such, moving a beast with many legs, many heads and many brains forward, quickly and down a brand new path is as inelegant and painful as one would imagine. Careers here are measured in decades not years or quarters. A lot of "color inside the lines, sit and wait patiently" being asked of young, ambitious staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to promote talented, rising digital talent. Give them the same level of potential career path you've created for hundreds others. Focus on diversity, with actions not just lip service.


  10. "routeman"

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

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

    Pros

    was good job to retire from

    Cons

    had to travel to far to work

    Advice to Management

    stop the graft and get down to business


  11. "Staff editor"

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    Former Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant colleagues, stimulating intellectual atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours, can be challenging to advance career


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