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News Corp Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance available depending on your manager (in 7 reviews)

  • Autonomy; production over process; extremely fast paced; take as much responsibility as you want; (in 7 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. "Great group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team is great and has great family values. The Company has kids outings as well as events for the family throughout the year. The group respects work life balance.

    Cons

    There's very limited performance reviews and the career tracks can get little bit cloudy.

    Advice to Management

    It'll be great to see more of the talents to be pulled up within the organization.


  2. "ok work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance is easily maintainable

    Cons

    growth is difficult, unless someone leaves

    Advice to Management

    promote inner growth

  3. "Great starting sales job with a dynamic workforce with tons of energy. ."

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    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great starting sales position
    - High Energy
    - Family Oriented
    - Flexible

    Cons

    - Cap on bonuses
    - Tough to move through management terms

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "At Fox employees tend to bounce from one competitor to another and/or back to advance in career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Professional work environment, decent benefits and holiday pay.

    Cons

    They bought MySpace for a few hundred million $ more than they should...and there are many more horrible decisions made by the top brass. If only they had better programs for current employees to grow and develop it would be a better place to work instead of having to always bounce from one competitor to another to advance or obtain more rewarding pay. Otherwise the company isn't eager provide salary increases or bonuses that are more typical at other fortune 500 companies.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fear of Exceptionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are above industry standards, discretionary bonuses, decent vacation, unlimited sick.

    Cons

    Micro-Management style, individualism not collaborative, culture of fear and intimidation, lack of resources, no upper mobility. rigid set of standards, refusal to consider different point of view, low employee moral, toxic culture, high turnover, inept people in management positions.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your upper level management (EVP and Directors) with sensitivity training, management training should be given to those individuals who come into positions without the required supervisory skill set. High turnover should be a red flag and corrective action should be taken. Encourage an open door policy and feedback. Encourage innovation, thinking outside the box and hold everyone accountable for their actions including inept EVP and Directors.


  6. "Good experience but low wages"

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building, easy to get to location, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    low wages, no room for growth, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    training programs needed, fight for good employees to get fair wages


  7. "Great place to work in journalism"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues & lots of opportunity & great benefits

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

  8. "big business"

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    Former Contractor - Staff in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally, great co-workers
    News business is fast-paced and ever changing, so life stays interesting
    Working in a global company provides wide ranging perspective

    Cons

    Significant changes in the corporate culture have made it a difficult workplace
    Now much more difficult to achieve work/family/life balance
    No clear strategic direction; difficult to determine rationale behind many decisions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "What's the saying, step over a dime to pick up a penny?"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at News Corp full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for your resume - the Fox name is impressive
    Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Pay is low if you were hired after the recession, with 2% annual raises (can't speak for the union)
    Understaffed - expect to do multiple jobs
    Budgets are tight - seems like other station groups outspend us in every market
    Internal departments as well as sister companies (like Fox Broadcasting) poorly communicate with each other
    Depending on your title, expect to spend a quarter of your time on conference calls

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees


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