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Updated June 8, 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. "Great company - so happy to be here."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment, people, perks, and facilities.

    Cons

    Do a little better on initial salary offers to lower level employees.


  2. "Product / UX Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    --The people: Everyone is welcoming, passionate, talented, and there aren't any prima donnas (that I know of). The design teams are friendly and get along with each other.

    --The mission: I've worked for several companies that were "mission driven", a term that is too often thrown around, but not really embodied. At the Times, there's a lot of company spirit, with constant reminders of why what we are doing is important, and how we want to be impacting our readers and audience. This was huge for me.

    --Inclusiveness: The work culture is incredibly inclusive and open-minded. The Women in Tech community is large, and there's a lot of pride in that (I believe the Times won the Anita Borg award last year for being a top company for women in tech). The teams are diverse, and many teams do a lot of team-bonding type of events (teas, picnics, trips to the Met).

    --The management: I feel like the management actually listens to the ideas and suggestions of those that work below them. They also seem to genuinely care about your growth

    --The work: Sometimes the design team feels kind of start-up-y, but it a good way. Theres a lot of work to do, and a lot of it is self-directed. You get a lot of say in what you feel is important to be working on (this also ties back into being mission driven).

    -The building: Look it up. It's amazing.

    Cons

    -Working in Times Square can be hectic when you're trying to get lunch.

    -The Times appears to be trying to shrink some of it's teams, so I know some people don't feel entirely "stable". I don't think this is a concern for design though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good communication.

  3. "Account Manager--Met very smart interesting people and had the satisfaction of helping students."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mount Vernon, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mount Vernon, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pro-employee, Fairness, Ethical, Customer Oriented, Flexible work environment, Great Benefits

    Cons

    The industry is going through a very challenging period


  4. "Art Director"

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    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, collaborative, creative work environment

    Cons

    I do not have bad experience there


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people committed to doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Massively changing media landscape makes it harder and harder to do the journalism (thorough, thoughtful, project) for which Times is revered.

    Advice to Management

    Particularly for the masthead editors, filter around the desks more and talk shop. It means a lot. Every editor says they will (Bill, Jill, Dean) and they never do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Video Journalist"

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    Former Employee - Associate Video Journalist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Video Journalist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At a company that believes in its employees, the position afforded room to explore creative topics in creative manners. Very fine co-workers and work environment.

    Cons

    The downside to the aforementioned "Pros" would be, to put it delicately, a lack of direction and guidance. But really, a good job.

    Advice to Management

    I would not deign to tell The New York Times how to do its business. I have faith in their management.


  7. "Review NY Times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get hands on news business in the real world

    Cons

    Very Challenging. Many things are very short noticed and needs quick reaction.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best job/company ever"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Marketer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Marketer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest people I've ever worked with, experimental environment, incredible brand, fun colleagues. A strategic, communicative, down-to-earth CEO. A family that cares about journalism and the work environment.

    Cons

    So many smart people that everyone had opinions. This meant decision-making was about consensus-building, and thus slow. But I think management understood, and it was getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to empower front-line managers to make decisions, in order to be even bolder and move even faster.


  9. "Amazing place to work, even in tech."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, independent tech organization within the company. We service amazing work and have a major hand in the delivery and innovating for our audience.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move slowly and sometimes things move super quickly. Sometimes things happen out of know where but sometimes we have plenty of time to plan...


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Partner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Partner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool people makes for a friendly, collaborative work environment. Management is always trying to be on top of the business so funding for projects that make sense are always welcome

    Cons

    It has grown almost too large to manage. People have a lot on their plates with management pressing for better numbers, nothing a new yorker wouldn't be able to manage.


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