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Updated August 8, 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 (3)

    "not inspiring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    life/work balance is good.

    Cons

    no communication, discourages taking pride and ownership of ones own work, lack of direction.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Revolving door, bad leadership, lots of diversity exits"

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

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products, world in class news, great journalism.

    Cons

    There's been recent changes in HR leadership who have very little to no respect for tenured current employees. There are changes in Technology leadership where there are mainly white males and no room for women or diverse tech leaders. Mass exits in the recruitment teams and technology teams this year. It used to be a great place to work but leadership is making changes to create what they think is valuable but are focused on short term gains as opposed to looking at long term value and a lot of loyal employees are getting trodden on, in the process. There are better places to work and it seems like a lot of our employees are finding better companies to move to.

  3. "Payroll Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They give a lot of time off.

    Cons

    There only Salary they work more than 40 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Planner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many people were very nice and good at their jobs.

    Cons

    This was the worst job I've ever had. If you have a life outside of work, this place is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and value people and you won't have an entire turnover every year.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    The newsroom produces a great product.

    Cons

    Often work is judged unfairly by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a friendly place to work at ..."

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    Former Employee - Mysql Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mysql Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the reputation of the company

    Cons

    The management in Infrastructure is the worst I've ever known. They are cold and clueless, and apparently indifferent to the turnover going on all around them. Perhaps the management believes they can rely on the reputation of the Times alone to acquire and retain talent, but the number of people leaving does not support this fallacy.

    They are so quick to criticize you for mistakes, but fail to mention a thing about the good work you do. They create a climate of fear and intimidation, and yet are so obtuse as to believe that their draconian policies will win the support and loyalty of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Start treating the employees in Infrastructure like human beings rather than numbers. This might put a stop to the exodus of talent from your company.


  9. "Passive aggressive"

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    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great brand. You feel like you're keeping something important alive.

    Cons

    It is a family-run business. Disagree with the leadership at your peril. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to incorporate diverse viewpoints and new ideas, rather that eliminating smart people that happen to disagree with you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Telesales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    You only work 9-5
    Big Office
    Great Cafeteria
    If they like you, you are their golden child and will promote you

    Cons

    People are horrible
    Bosses do not care about your personal life
    You are just another person who works there


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