News Corp Reviews

Updated 14 October 2014
Updated 14 October 2014
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    big business

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

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work in journalism

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

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues & lots of opportunity & great benefits

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    News Corp Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people (mostly young families)

    Cons

    Like any large company that has been around for a long time, some upper management are stagnant and resistant to change. Not all, just some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience but low wages

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

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low wages, no room for growth, understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training programs needed, fight for good employees to get fair wages

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Simple job, but I had a lot of fun

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator

    I have been working at News Corp part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    To enjoy!

  7.  

    Don't Work For This Company Unless You WaNT fAILURE...

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID (US)

    I worked at News Corp part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Few to none.... tHIS COMPANY WITH dIRECtv IS NOT A GOOD eXPERIENCE....

    Cons

    As reference to their DirecTV account, the initial training is adequate. But then they dump immediately into what they call "nesting", which is live calls with what is very minimal, and inadequate support. If you fail to meet their AHT (Average Handle Times). you are let go. I do not recommend this company under any circumstances...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove your "nesting", and build a side-by_side program with an experienced agent. This will increase your new agent retention by an amazing amount...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fear of Exceptionalism

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

    I worked at News Corp full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro-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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Dynamic and ever changing place to work

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

    I have been working at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment that encourages risk taking.

    Cons

    Decentralized systems and structure creates inefficiencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a happy medium between allowing companies the freedom to operate on their own while creating efficiencies for the overall company through better infrastructure and information sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill quickly

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Major 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great

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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 News Corp

    Pros

    branding is very, very strong.

    Cons

    i can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work across all of the businesses domestically and internationally. we are a wonderful media company and doesn't look for constant praise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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