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    Program Manager

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

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (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
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    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 (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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    Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Significant 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    People, company, products, processes, professionalism, energy, positive attitude, managers, the team

    Cons

    I honestly have none. If I was staying in the same line of work I would not be leaving this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A struggle.

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people who we're really talented and committed. I learned from my peers while I was there.

    Cons

    Projects went from super important and urgent to not as important as the next shiny thing.
    I didn't learn from senior management or get much support during the tough times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff to be their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Aging Giant

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that get digital. Still have old fogey stogy politics and people in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A good place

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    People were professional, fun, friendly, collaborative for the most part. Like any place, you're gonna have politics and a couple of bad apples. My job was to bridge IT and the businesses and that for the most part was working - people were responsive to the mission

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of the actual job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turf wars impact morale and execution. What do you do to discourage or discipline such unproductive behaviors....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very corporate and well structured

    Cons

    I do not have any real cons to share

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    big business

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

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

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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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