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Updated Sep 20, 2022

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Found 76 of over 787 reviews
4.0
81% Recommend to a Friend
72% Approve of CEO

Found 76 of over 787 reviews

4.0
81%
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72%
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work.

    Apr 18, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, decent benefits, 6% 401k match, defined career ladder.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be difficult to find for senior engineers, new tech union causing a lot of unknowns/future union dues, even though hours are reasonable volume of work can be tiring, complex benefit structure leaves some individuals out of certain perks/benefits (RSU related).

    2 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good overall

    Sep 20, 2022 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - very cosmopolitan workplace with interesting people and events -interesting projects - one of the largest tech unions in the world

    Cons

    - devops support, while improving, is still lacking. Individual teams on the hook for devops work. -management does some anti union practices (see news articles for details)

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    2 people found this review helpful
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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work, but not fully "tech-focused"

    Jul 23, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Work with good, passionate people - People care about the product they put out - Sense of camaraderie about the work being done - If you know who to go to with ideas and a plan, it's possible that you can make it happen

    Cons

    - Changes in management and scope led to long-term goals being neglected or changed - Shortcuts made in the name of getting a fix out faster or a goal done sooner leads to a lot of unmanaged tech debt - Immediate newsroom needs or pivots take 100% priority over any long-term tech strategy, leading to delayed or abandoned projects

    5 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great colleagues, great mission, and a bunch of not-so-great things.

    Aug 8, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really wonderful colleagues who care about each other and the mission. Lots of knowledge sharing and people are very generous with their time. The recent formation of the tech union is a great signifier of how much employees care for each other, care for the mission of company and want to fix the retention issues that have a big affect on morale and productivity.

    Cons

    HR and occupational health are borderline antagonistic with employees and fully lacking in knowledge about local sick & safe time policies outside of New York State. When local policies are brought to their attention, they are reluctant and slow to enact policies they’re legally required to follow. For an increasingly remote company, this puts a ton of burden on employees in other states who are navigating health issues. Something as simple as wanting to know how many hours are needed to maintain benefits turns into and endless loop of emails between different departments who are all skirting the question and passing you into someone else for an answer. Upper management feels really out of touch and seems to be more focused on shareholder value than employee satisfaction and retention. Benefits, pay, time off, etc lag behind the rest of the tech industry. It’s really sad to be losing so many talented and experienced employees who believe in the company’s mission but can no longer justify sticking around when other jobs can offer them so much more.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    great place to work

    Apr 27, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance Plenty of remote options Good internal tooling support (e.g. CI/CD, documentation publishing & discovery, AWS standards, GCP standards) Supportive of experimentation Union protections from the tech guild Fund one week of development classes per year Lots of internal communities of practice (e.g. python, security, javascript, golang, AWS, terraform, etc) Access to newsroom events and talks as well as journalism educational programs (e.g. Journalism U)

    Cons

    Testing support could be better

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fantastic and Friendly Coworkers, Excellent WLB, Questionable Upper Management

    Mar 8, 2022 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Really smart engineers and product people, with a lot of empathy. - Incredible Work Life Balance, really flexible schedule depending on the team - The core mission of the company (producing great, informative, important journalism) can be very motivating. Not everything we publish resonates this way, but the work that does feels good to be a part of. - For the most part, I've felt pretty shielded from office bureaucracy/politics in my day-to-day (though I am aware it exists in some parts of the company)

    Cons

    - Upper Management often comes off as very disconnected, disorganized, and even antagonistic at times. - They don't pay as much as many other tech companies of similar size, which makes retention difficult and hiring to replace people very slow. The company insisted it planned to address that discrepancy--even at some point sending emails about pay raises across the board--but it never happened. Instead, they offered slightly larger RSU grants than normal to senior engineers and above only (still below the rate of peer tech companies they claimed they were comparing their compensation to)

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Best group I have worked in

    Feb 25, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are highly dedicated and intelligent. There is a great deal of mutual respect in the team and some highest level of consideration I have been afforded as an engineer. People from a huge array of backgrounds makes work always interesting.

    Cons

    Some networking skills are needed, especially under remote work. It's not the kind of trumpet blowing needed at creative agencies, you just need to reach out to people from time to time.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Company that never listen their employees and learn

    Jan 5, 2022 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Relaxed work culture - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Low compensations. I would say you will end up making 20-30k less than the market. - Pathetic Promotion Process. Employees loud and clear shared their opinion through various mediums, union speeches, one-on-one meetings but leadership refuse to listen. If your manager is ready, why do opinions from other managers in the group matter in the decision? You as an employee never get an opportunity to work with other teams so how's that fair. Because of bad leadership, union forming is inevitable. - Technologies from the stone age and never get any upgrade. - if you are an H1B immigrant like me, I would suggest continuing looking somewhere else. Once you are in, exit is difficult. you will end up working in a lower role no matter if you have 10+ years of experience.

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    12 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Great

    Jan 5, 2022 - Web Developer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Had good time working here

    Cons

    Some people are not very mice

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great work life balance

    Dec 20, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance Modern tech stack Engineering culture

    Cons

    Compensation is not great but the company has been working to improve.

    1 person found this review helpful
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