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32% Approve of CEO

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3.8
55%
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  • "Great people to work with(in 25 reviews)
  • "great colleagues, and working culture: ambitious and supportive(in 16 reviews)
  • "good benefits(in 15 reviews)
  • "Pay is good(in 11 reviews)
  • "Great team and great journalists.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Work Culture

    Jun 10, 2021 - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent editors, great team spirit, quality journalism.

    Cons

    Lower pay than Bloomberg, technology could use upgrading.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    ok company

    Sep 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good brand, nice snacks, sometimes good-quality journalism

    Cons

    editors can be unpredictable ; low pay

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Place with innovative thinking

    Jun 15, 2021 - Video Editor 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Agile, experimental, top-notch journalism that is bolstered by a multimedia commitment throughout the newsroom

    Cons

    Politics (they are in every org though), conflict between editor and CEO, and absence of clear metrics for success.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great journalism

    Jan 14, 2021 - Editions Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Office, location, top journalism, prestige

    Cons

    Right-wing editorials, few employee perks

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great environment

    Feb 1, 2020 - Senior Manager Audience Development in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong growth opportunities, smart colleagues, integrity, powerful journalism

    Cons

    Minimal schedule flexibility, no work from home policy

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Difficult work environment in a difficult industry

    Aug 9, 2018 - Reporter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Highest standards in the biz for reporting facts and treating sources courteously. Highly respected brand name. Nominal support for investigation and enterprise journalism. No explicit quotas. Worldwide reporting presence for international coverage and collaboration. Business built on subscriptions eases pressure to rack up clicks. Top-notch staff.

    Cons

    Organizational focus on publishing a daily newspaper and concurrent failure to commit wholeheartedly to digital publishing. Constricted editorial pipeline that can take a long time to publish even time-sensitive stories. Constant pressure to deliver both breaking news and features. Several layers of editorial oversight that generally remove detail, nuance, and grit from stories in the interest of making them accessible to a broad audience. Little to no management of staff workloads. Severe limits on article length. Understaffed at the bureau level. Self-important institutional attitude bordering on arrogance.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Reporter

    Jun 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent journalism, great opportunities to report interesting stories, exposure to some great journalistic traditions.

    Cons

    Very political, limited opportunities to advance.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Still good journalist

    Mar 29, 2017 - Energy Reporter 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    One of the few newspapers remaining that still has funding and ambition to do good journalism.

    Cons

    The industry is shrinking, shrinking, shrinking.

    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A storied brand, devolving under huge financial pressure

    Jan 3, 2017 - News Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated colleagues who want to do impactful work and who are dedicated to fair-minded, professional journalism; international organization with lots of room to move laterally and a propensity to hire internally first; good 401k, vacation and other benefits (like charitable matches and emergency childcare).

    Cons

    Since NewsCorp was broken off from the Murdochs' TV, cable and movie businesses, the newspaper businesses have been much more exposed to the abysmal ad climate, resulting in a large recent round of layoffs and more to come. As a result, reporters and editors are taking on ever-bigger beats, making an already relentless schedule that much more unfriendly to outside lives. Editorial emphasis is shifting from thoughtful, deeply reported stories (they still exist, just far fewer) to more and shorter ones, slowiy stripping the Journal of one of its differentiating qualities--and making it hard for people to work on impactful stories when they are just struggling to feed the daily beast. Conservative politics, a mainstay of the op-ed pages, have been steadily seeping into certain types of news stories.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Blue chip brand looks great on resume.

    Dec 20, 2016 - News Room Related Senior Management in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    It's a blue chip name and your colleagues are some of the best in the business. Until recently the compensation has been good considering the industry. Bloomberg and NYT probably better for most positions pay wise but good for journalism in general.

    Cons

    Many of the downsides are industry wide. It's a situation of constant change and trying to "re" everything all the time. Newsroom senior managers all have excellent journalism backgrounds but that doesn't always translate into effective leadership and management. The pressures are enormous on everyone but there are critical gaps between the ideas and the execution and newsroom management aren't really experienced in technology or how modern companies operate. The brain drain in the last few years has been staggering and some pretty questionable people have risen to positions well beyond their experience or capabilities. How people are getting promoted is a bit of a mystery but not unlike many places. The upside is it's a collegial atmosphere and looks great on a resume. I'm not sure it's really a place to make a long term career.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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