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Updated June 19, 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. Helpful (6)

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

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Many are jumping ship at T Brand, but Main NYT Digital thriving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audience Development Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audience Development Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, compensation, office building. If proactive, you can learn a lot and have access to brilliant people and opportunities.

    Cons

    Organization is slightly 'messy'
    - 3 bosses in less than three months.
    - Team was moved and re-classified four times.
    - Transparency and sharing of information is lateral, instead of from top - down.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, communication, and teamwork should be encouraged and exemplified by managers.

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

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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun and interesting but political"

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    • 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.


  5. "Payroll Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Media Planner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integrated Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to grow, well paid.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Support team is treated as second class citizens, often excluded from company Christmas parties and events.

    Advice to Management

    Know the work that your team does, so you can be an effective help. There is a huge gap.


  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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