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News Corp Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch
K. Rupert Murdoch
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  • 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. "Magazine employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at News Corp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good people work here, particularly at the lower levels, but apart from that Rupert's Evil Empire has little to recommend it.

    Cons

    Vicious, ruthless office politics
    Smug, self-pleasuring management
    Constant cost-cutting (though not, one suspects, when it comes to management salaries and perks)
    Working in a declining industry

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself - is this really how I wanted to turn out? What would my 21-year-old self make of the way I spend my days


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Surry Hills (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Surry Hills (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Good company name to have on your CV. whilst competitor company laid off staff in the GFC, News didn't and had a focus on reducing costs and not replacing staff when they left naturally.

    Cons

    Low pay, does not increase pay inline with CPI, limited opportunity for growth, boys club, inability to move with the times, below par systems, treats its staff like numbers not valued employees, little to no perks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people as assets to the business rather than simply payroll numbers, people are more willing to offer more of themselves when they feel appreciated and valued.
    Pay your staff inline with comparable roles in the market. You don't attain and retain decent staff as a result of this.
    I hear the company Xmas party was cancelled. That was the one huge perk the staff did have. What a way to say thanks to the people that live and breathe the News products!!


  3. "EX Sales Executive - Good exposure and experience, everything else lacking"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to carsguide, careerone, body+soul etc, creative sales role, good family feel to company

    Cons

    Group based commission, team not hit target = no comp! No car allowance, poor base pay, agency ecosystem poor. Too may pointless meetings

    Advice to Management

    Better commission structure, give a car allowance, career progression, it was a poor role as of 2012


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  5. "Sub par"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced, interesting, diverse, lots to learn

    Cons

    Not at people orientated, very poor staff engagement with no attempts to improve


  6. "Out of date (I was a Market Manager)"

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    Current Employee - Market Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Market Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in the media industry is cool and working for a big company that's easily recognised is great. Cafe gym on-site. Good parking in Brisbane. Nice discounts.

    Cons

    As print media continues to decline, the management has worsened and are incapable of adapting. Sometimes poisonous work environment, hiring and promoting isn't transparent and there is no hr.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess people in authority positions and ensure that everything is transparent. Stop the secrecy.


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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at News Corp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented and positive team

    Cons

    Exec Management are not in sync with BU and client requirements.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any apart from Sydney HQ being near Central train station.

    Cons

    Work their staff into the ground. Nasty culture. Only worth working if you drink Kool Aid.

    Advice to Management

    Management too arrogant to take any advice.


  9. "appearances can be deceiving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    on site gym and cafe

    Cons

    Too much politics and fresh ideas or experience is overlooked for old school, "handshake under the table" deals. Inconsistant processes and procedures. Hr is non existent


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, highly visible, "cool" industry, opportunities to transform and change the way the company works

    Cons

    Dinosaurs in change. Very hierarchical and resistant to change. Bullying atmosphere and very political

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to change and power given back to a new CEO who can and will change the company


  11. "Senior manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few really great minds. Some passionate creative professionals. Amazing friendships formed.

    Cons

    No accountability. Bullying, passive aggression is rife. Little to no support from direct manager. HR scared to challenge dictators and narcissists. No processes. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Hire skilled people managers. Show heart. Provide flexibility. Stop cutting heads and then. Zero morale, no respect and crushed pride. Requires a full overhaul of managers to weed out toxic behaviour.


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