News Corp Reviews

Updated 2 September 2014
Updated 2 September 2014
44 Reviews
3.3
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work and plenty of scope for growth internally. Sometimes it can be easy to go unrecognised.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Large structured company.
    Plenty of room to move up the ladder if you have the commitment and time!
    They're always looking at the next big thing.
    As long as they keep up to date with growing technology they should continue to be impressive.

    Cons

    It can be a bit of a fight at times to be recognised but thats pretty much the same for all large companies.
    A little bit late adopting their magazines for digital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    great people, not very stressful

    Cons

    The salary was not very high versus other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Jurassic Park

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    people are pretty chilled.
    Good location

    Cons

    its a dinosaur. The writing has been on the wall for a long time for print media, and they suck at digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for another job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible place to work, in a culture very racist that disregard minority employees.

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

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

    Pros

    Ok company to work for a little while.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of respect to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, they are the most valuable asset on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    What's the saying, step over a dime to pick up a penny?

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for your resume - the Fox name is impressive
    Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Pay is low if you were hired after the recession, with 2% annual raises (can't speak for the union)
    Understaffed - expect to do multiple jobs
    Budgets are tight - seems like other station groups outspend us in every market
    Internal departments as well as sister companies (like Fox Broadcasting) poorly communicate with each other
    Depending on your title, expect to spend a quarter of your time on conference calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Operations in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Always the people make the place worth while. They did have a flexible working model and were trying to improve the culture

    Cons

    Homophobic and misogynistic. At the time managers had a blind eye approach if they were not directly involved. There was a lot of upheaval with an organisation that was undergoing transformation. However their appeared to be a self serving approach from senior management at the time. Very little support for innovation or progressive business approaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path of transformation but exercise integrity with your words and actions. It will create a cohesive and productive working environment if you stop the sabotage to protect your possitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Reasonable employer

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    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly, good work conditions.

    Cons

    Dogmatic, poor technology, understaffed (as most media companies)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political bias in news

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Staff

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely coordinated tax department, with very competend and friendly people. I had a great experience while I was working at News Corp.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would not be much work for me to do as an intern, but everyone was always very helpful and understanding when I got swamped with things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that you keep your interns occupied and keep trying to teach them more. The internship program at News Corp is great, and I was completely happy with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Old 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 ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that digital technologies are here to stay and will expand into print.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Management has been a pleasure to work with in my time there. Very Hands On
    Also give freedom to learn and explore new opportunities within company.

    Cons

    The backend is atrocious. Very dated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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