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Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance - however lots of amenities to make up for it (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and interesting but political"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of interesting problems to solve. And lots of extremely smart people to solve them with. 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.

    Its also nice genuinely believing in the mission of your company.

    Cons

    Very political. "You can switch to any team" but you have to know someone in a high enough place who likes you enough to make that happen. In higher positions you'll spend more time solving organizational problems than creative / technical problems.

    There's also a money crunch.

    Advice to Management

    Think less about how to "win" against other departments and more about how to make a great experience for users.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Former Marketing Employee"

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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had several jobs in the Marketing dept at The Times over the course of several years. I found the company to be filled with highly-qualified, intelligent and savvy folks. It's an established, professionally run organization that's struggling to keep up in the digital age. Though to their credit, while they may be slow to adapt to the quickly-changing media landscape, they move forward with very smart, calculated, and well-executed decisions.

    Cons

    There's a lot of layers here. Getting something approved can take weeks if not months. Promotions seem to be few and far between, and only given to a chosen few. Some under-qualified employees move up the ranks very quickly, while others are consistently looked over.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the value of long term, dedicated employees.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Bad management, high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The NYT brand on your resume
    - Association with high quality journalism
    - Smart people in newsroom

    Cons

    - Highly political structure, cliquey culture, backstabbing
    - Constant rounds of layoffs, talented staff quitting
    - NO career progression: unless you're in the golden circle of the right people
    - Salary not in line with industry, poor company benefits
    - Lack of senior management direction, favoritism

    Most backwards company I have ever worked for. Senior management remain by legacy and don't have the capacity to make decisions, provide leadership or resources to teams.

    Talented people end up leaving with frustration at lack of support from management. Arrogant directors openly push that you should be grateful to work for a distinguished brand.

    No development plan for employees; work hard and expect no rewards.

    Career suicide, the prestige of the NYT reputation alone is not enough. Only recommend as a place to work if you're a first jobber, experienced professionals should steer clear!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of layers of ineffective management, retain the employees that actually produce outcomes.

    Treat staff better as they are the backbone of the organization.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good mission, needs focus"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented and driven co-workers.

    Cons

    Too many projects that go nowhere or aren't pointless. Throw resources at problems that are insignificant or a diversion.


  6. "Pretty good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Java Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good conditions, good people and very good compensation

    Cons

    Very disorganized without strict plant

    Advice to Management

    Implement discipline better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place for IT professional"

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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
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very well respected Brand name;
    Journalism that make you proud of its social contribution;
    Smart people to work with;
    Location;

    Cons

    This is the place you want to work for if you are a journalist.IT is not the best department to work in.
    Print industry is struggling to stay alive and there are job cuts and tight budgetary restrictions in every department.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Dont Do it"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of smart people.

    Cons

    Getting rid of older workers. Investing future of company and it's survival in twenty-somethings.

    Advice to Management

    value performance


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working with great people at the New York Times. It made the experience great.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would be lack of communication between me and the other people I was working with. This made the job a bit tough.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (2)

    "News assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times part-time

    Pros

    Stability, intelligent atmosphere, innovative culture. Prestige. Union benefits. Global influence.
    The newsroom atmosphere is supportive, inspiring, and always demanding the best.

    Cons

    Internal mobility can be terribly limited. The company, like many, seems to deal in a star system, where a few people's words are golden, and others' analyses can go unnoticed.


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