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News Corp Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch
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Pros
  • Good people, good hours, great work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Very good benefits are available (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • He is only interested in making himself look good and spent little to no time leading and empowering his team (in 3 reviews)

  • low wages, no room for growth, understaffed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Needs to be provide opportunities for talent to shine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work on a variety of different things. Brand name company with growth potential. Working there impresses your friends--especially if they are conservatives. Colleagues are nice and try to be helpful. Lack of back-stabbing. Often can feel like a cozy family business.

    Cons

    Organization does not share information across different companies. Functions are very bureaucratic. Organization is a bit short -sighted. Management does not convey that they value higher education. It's a bit of a boys club. There is not a lot of communication from the executives suites. You often find out what is going on at News Corp from someone outside the organization. A media organization should be able to communicate to its own employees. Sometimes when you come to work, you feel like you are entering a black hole--one in which you have to figure everything out yourself. Physical offices are a bit sparse. Face time seems to be valued even if you can be productive working remotely. There is lot a lot of professional, mature support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Create an executive training program. Locate real talent in the company and support initiatives Create a new energy. Communicate more to employees about what is going on. Create promotional and lateral move opportunities across all subsidiaries. Foster a common corporate culture and a spirit of cooperation amongst different companies. Hire a top management consultanting firm to fix the cultural issues. Allow people to work remotely. Be more modern!


  2. "A good company, but one that often moves very slowly and/or flip-flops in a fast-paced industry."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, insurance, travel, corporate discounts and associated perks. Being able to interact with other business divisions within News Corp with expertise in their related fields. Competitive compensation. Global reach, with media outlets in most major countries and strong political "pull" in a few. Some "gem" managers that have found their niche and run great, small, efficient teams that do some great work.

    Cons

    There are some very mediocre mid-level employees that have been with the company for a long time and never contribute much, or have stopped "keeping up" with technology 5-10 years ago (IT related). Unnecessary outsourcing and over management sometimes complicates communication and project efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Although they may be long term employees, there are some middle-management and other workers that drag things down. Be more a-political in your other ventures, not every business unit needs the Fox-News style approach. Be more agile, respect things like net neutrality, social networking, open source software and open content.

  3. "If you can avoid your position being outsourced, It's great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The starting pay / benefits is better than the industry average.

    Cons

    Quality and creativity continue to be sacrificed to the automation gods with no consideration beyond cost-saving.

    Advice to Management

    From top to bottom, your employees have made you successful. Automation/Outsourcing will never replace the experience and talent you're loosing.


  4. "Great place to work with a lot of freedom to do your job how you think it should be done."

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    Current Employee - Planning in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Planning in Century City, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Product
    Freedom
    People
    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Declining industry
    Promotions aren't given as often as deserved


  5. "It is demanding but a nice environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary once you are full time and even temping

    Cons

    Highly demanding work load most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Training policy could be improved


  6. "as an independent contractor with a lot of experience I was given a chance to shine and meet my potential"

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    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PRO
    High per diem rate for independent contracting, good personal support from staff, but that may have to do with a high comfort level with reporting from outside the central office and rarely being embroiled in internal office politics. Turnover gives one a chance to move up. Young, friendly staff.
    Billing issues resolved in a good manner that is as efficient as they can be, given that the office I work with has to deal with a central bureaucracy. They want to keep their stringers happy.

    Cons

    A sclerotic view of institutional change, e.g. expansion, has made it difficult to understand why a 6 billion dollar publicly traded company can't commit to a new news bureau. Artistically, limited change in form of news story. Creative potential not 100% realized.

    Advice to Management

    Go to bat more to make the news programming more of what you believe in your heart it should be.


  7. "you have to welll dessed as its media company. you can see lots of celebrities there."

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    Current Employee - Software Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work culture, Good company and location is simply awesome.

    Cons

    you have to be smart, otherwise you will feel depressing. This is media company, so you need good presence of mind.

    Advice to Management

    some times they dont treat you well. Its all depend on how much useful you are for them..

  8. "Dynamic and ever changing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment that encourages risk taking.

    Cons

    Decentralized systems and structure creates inefficiencies

    Advice to Management

    Find a happy medium between allowing companies the freedom to operate on their own while creating efficiencies for the overall company through better infrastructure and information sharing


  9. "News Corp Review"

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people (mostly young families)

    Cons

    Like any large company that has been around for a long time, some upper management are stagnant and resistant to change. Not all, just some


  10. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very corporate and well structured

    Cons

    I do not have any real cons to share


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