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Updated April 23, 2017
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  • 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 24 reviews)

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  1. "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


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    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are honestly some very warm, competent teams at the Times which care about their craft and teammates.

    The Web Development group are a great group of people who care about what they do and are able to help others learn as well.

    Nobody ever gets fired

    The Women In Tech organization strives to create a group that allows you to always find a place to feel included (note that does not mean a culture of inclusivity, just the presence of a separate group). You'll generally be able to find some group to accept you provided you don't come from a lower socio-economic bracket.

    Cons

    The culture is extremely political with people generally trying to take everyone down to rep their own brand.

    Management will not care about your concerns because no one wants to deal with drama. They'll instead focus on more straightforward initiatives that lead to quick successes so they can improve their visibility.

    The technology organization plans many greenfield initiatives that go nowhere, mostly because of a lack of cohesive cross-team collaboration and a very political culture that results in no forward movement.

    Professional growth is hard to find, considering turnover is so high and underachievers end up being promoted to leadership positions. When you find someone to grow and learn from, stick to them like glue.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture at the Times. Identify toxic and highly political people and remove them from the organization.

    Work on improving actual diversity at the Times rather than just Women or ensuring you have the right ratios of people with different skin tones.

    Disagree and commit on initiatives. Blocking on everything you don't understand pushes back deadlines and results in hastily-made, last minute deliverables that don't meet the standards or promote longevity.


  3. "not fun"

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    Former Contractor - Staff Writer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Staff Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the prestige, excellent editors, decent cafeteria

    Cons

    bureaucratic backbiting, inconsistency of direction from management

    Advice to Management

    best thing they ever did was get rid of Jill Abramson


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with caution"

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    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance, fair vacation time.

    Cons

    Favoritism is a severe problem

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to exit interviews.


  7. "Left Amid Major Business Shifts"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible work for anyone who believes in the mission of NYT and the value of credible, thoughtful journalism. Effective cross-functional collaboration.

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, somewhat late to the party on many digital media trends (this has since changed to my understanding)


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    "Wonderful People"

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    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.


  9. "Assistant - Marketing"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Times as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for. Incredible opportunities to learn from others.

    Cons

    To many meetings. Not enough time to actually work sometimes.


  10. "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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Still the best, but..."

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    Former Employee - SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resources, brilliant co-workers, nice building, best editors on the planet

    Cons

    Difficult to stand out, promotions don't come easy, some in charge out of touch with day-to-day activities

    Advice to Management

    Do more to develop and retain digital talent


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