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Updated September 20, 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 25 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 6 reviews)

  • Software developers don't have much role in product decision making (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Video Journalist"

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


  2. "Great if you are okay with no potential for promotion"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by some of the best minds in journalism. They continue to lead the way in navigating the digital disruption. However, it is still a white male dominated newsroom.

    Cons

    An official policy of not promoting news assistants into editorial/reporting jobs, although some with the right mentors and connections do move beyond the menial tasks of answering phones and monitoring useless emails.

    Advice to Management

    Too many of your news assistants are talented and credentialed in journalism NOT to be seen as potential reporters, producers and/or editors.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Like Any Newsroom, But Bigger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with really smart people who are passionate about journalism

    Cons

    You will very likely start off with weekday weekends, working nights.


  4. "New Anchor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moline, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Great Place Great People yes

    Cons

    Nothing but good memories yes


  5. "Overall a good place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Store, Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Online Store, Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, progressive mindset on the world, deep belief in the companies mission, and C-Level management keeps you in the loop

    Cons

    Though the leader, the industry itself is diminishing. Also, hard to progress career and move up through the company.

    Advice to Management

    Thought steps have been made, continue to strive for greater career opportunities


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Time(s) of my life"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will meet some of the smartest, most knowledgeable and cultured people anywhere on the planet. There is a strong, shared sense of mission to the work, and there is pride in saying you work there. You should have the opportunity to do the best work of your career, and it will be seen by millions of people.

    Cons

    It is a large organization, so it can be hard to move the needle quickly or get buy-in for new ideas. Leadership is matrixed out, so not always easy to get quick and decisive decisions made. Maybe the pay and benefits are not on par with the Facebooks and Googles of the world.

    Advice to Management

    Double-down on digital future, continue to invest in developers, designers and strategists that will help accelerate the transition away from print. Continue to slowly but steadily manage the exit of long-time print employees.


  7. "Great company reputation"

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

    Pros

    Innovative, leader in field, usually fair, recognized globally, financially sound.

    Cons

    Several individual departments are mis-managed.

    Advice to Management

    Empower staff.

  8. "Review NY Times"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria is awesome. Benefits are okay. Lucky to get a team that I can get along with, who has the same work rhythm as I do. Every day you go to work feeling proud just by walking in and out the building. Gonna look good on your resume.

    Cons

    Can get a little bit disorganized sometimes, need to speed things up a little bit more.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Best job/company ever"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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