News Corp
3.5 of 5 36 reviews
www.newscorp.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

News Corp Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2014
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News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch

K. Rupert Murdoch

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,

Senior Product Executive (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsSignificant 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Aging Giant

Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at News Corp full-time for more than 5 years

ProsJournos and media a fun culture. Loved my time there until the industry collapsed.

ConsLack of commercial nous. Journos still don't get digital.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people that get digital. Still have old fogey stogy politics and people in place.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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big business

Staff (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at News Corp as a contractor for less than a year

Prosgetting lost in the shuffle

Consnot being shuffled enough :(

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work in journalism

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart colleagues & lots of opportunity & great benefits

ConsCan't really think of any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience but low wages

Sales Planner (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at News Corp full-time for more than a year

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

Conslow wages, no room for growth, understaffed

Advice to Senior Managementtraining programs needed, fight for good employees to get fair wages

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Simple job, but I had a lot of fun

Master Control Operator (Current Employee)

I have been working at News Corp part-time for less than a year

ProsI enjoyed it in the case that the community sees something suspicious we will look into the issue and take appropriate action.

ConsI didn't really enjoy that in the case that the community sees something suspicious we will look into the issue and take appropriate action.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo enjoy!

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Fear of Exceptionalism

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at News Corp full-time for more than a year

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

ConsMicro-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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Going downhill quickly

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at News Corp full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMajor brands, leading position in Australia, some smart people. Some growth left in some of the digital businesses like Moshtix or The Australian.

ConsMajor budget cuts, revenue declines, plenty of fear in the organisation. News historically was in a position of strength and you could count on developing a solid career there. Now, many of the more interesting business are only loosely affiliated (Fox Sports, Foxtel) and the core newspaper business is in a state of managed decline.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe culture of honesty and communication under Harto seems to have disappeared. It may be too late to get that back, but it's worth trying.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at News Corp

ProsProfessional work environment, decent benefits and holiday pay.

ConsThey 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.

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

Advertising Account Executive- Sales (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at News Corp

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

Cons- Cap on bonuses
- Tough to move through management terms

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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