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News Corp Reviews

Updated May 05, 2014
News Corp – New York – “View of the News Corporation headquarter office…”

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3.4 40 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

News Corp Chairman and CEO K. Rupert Murdoch

K. Rupert Murdoch

(23 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Program Manager

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsVery friendly workplace, led by good management. Very good and experienced editors. IT area just went through a major upgrade. Program was well run, delivered an ERP on-time and on-budget by CTO.

    ConsOld fashioned leadership. Need to upgrade their views especially when challenged by digital technologies. Although IT has been upgraded, old ways of doing things need to be abandoned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge that digital technologies are here to stay and will expand into print.

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

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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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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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