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New York Times Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
154 Reviews
3.4
154 Reviews
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Pros
  • And though it varies depending on the job, most people have a favorable work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Smart people do actually come to work there to pay their dues and move on (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, weekends and night are required (in 5 reviews)

  • Newspaper industry is struggling (in 5 reviews)

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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to woek

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing place to work in

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    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - IT Migration Team Member in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was fabulous, especially for a fresh undergraduate. The company was very flexible and accommodating, there were many opportunities for training and personal growth. This was a company that valued their employees and tried hard to keep them, even in hard times. The environment was very inspiring and management was extremely accessible.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of are the usual corporate bureaucracy issues which you encounter in most large corporations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    World's greatest news organization, and a mess of a place to work

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant journalism. Smart-as-a-whip colleagues. You walk into and out of the building proud every day.

    Cons

    Sclerotic decision making. Matrixed management. Run like the mom-and-pop business it is.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amidst Great Potential, Bureaucracy Overwhelms

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    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People return your phone calls and emails. Benefits and perks excellent. Good sushi on 14.

    Cons

    Poor downward communication, HR kind of a mess, organization rife with internal conflict.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one-on-ones, less people in meetings overall, more transparency with employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great brand but...

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    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Telesales in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I felt proud to work for such a well known brand and with such intelligent, innovative people. My colleagues were great.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring and management was poor in my department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use fear to motivate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Talented journalists and developers, a great digital atmosphere, and family-friendly policies.

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    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's an iconic brand with many rich sections -- recipes, news, opinion, crosswords. Great maternity leave, and even had hearing coverage. Loved working there. The Innovation Challenge and other developer events were great for networking and professional development.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is limited. Management inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put mentoring programs in place for promising employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management style was easy going, room for advancement. Many perks such as discounted tickets to broadway shows, discounts on your mobile phone services.

    Cons

    Working with the subsidiary of the Company and how it just closed down was detrimental and very sad. When I heard the news it made me feel like all the process and relationship were built for nothing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front-End Developer

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    Former Employee - Front-End Developer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Front-End Developer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting work on ground-breaking projects; great people/team members; opportunity to lead front-end development efforts on the marketing/brand side; nice position to leverage technical expertise on high-profile projects.

    Cons

    Not a lot of understanding of technical processes on marketing/brand side, created situations where constant education of the team was fundamental to moving development project along; pay is on the lower side; production and dev ops needed much improvement; communication with core development team was non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully in the 2 years since I was employed with NYT, the marketing team has grown in digital and technology implementation and process knowledge, and better production & development workflows are in place.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Freelance writer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputation of the paper is the best.

    Cons

    Freelance work is hard to get.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Famous news agency, but no clear future

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    Current Employee - News Photographer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - News Photographer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice pay, good location, famous

    Cons

    had to travel a lot

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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