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Guardian News & Media Benefits

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Employer Summary

At GNM we recognise the importance that our employees place on their long-term financial security, work/life balance, health and wellbeing. We offer a range of benefits which we believe help support these requirements and continue to look for ways to offer more to our employees.

But our culture is also about giving back and through our Community Strategy we encourage our employees to become involved in charitable work through, for example, volunteering or payroll giving.

To support long term financial security we offer:

  • A generous pension scheme - as you pay more then so will the Company
  • Life Assurance - cover of up to 7x salary paid for by the Company
  • Private Medical - single cover paid for by the Company with the option to add spouses and dependents
  • Income Protection - in the event of long term sickness you’ll be covered for 50% of salary as well as your full pension contributions
  • Maternity/Paternity/Sick pay above the statutory minimum

And to help make the most of today we offer:

  • Options for Flexible working with a focus on achieving a healthy work/life balance
  • At least 26 days annual leave
  • And you can purchase up to an extra 5 days holiday a year
  • The option for an annual season ticket loan helping save money on the daily commute
  • Various discounts at local shops and with other partners

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family,
  • Free access to Best Doctors - A confidential service when you need a second medical opinion
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Dental cover
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Free eye tests
  • Subsidised foreign language classes
  • Various social clubs and activities


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Sick Pay  (4 comments)

    “Sick pay goes beyond statutory requirements.”

  • 12 Sep 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    The employee helpline is the best thing. Employees can ring about any problem or issue and speak to someone who can arrange all sorts of help from face to face counselling to legal and medical advice.

  • 25 Feb 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    As a contractor, you don't have health care but you receive an extra payment instead of about £70/month. The default pension for younger contractors/employees (under 45ish?) is a company contribution of 8% if you contribute 5%, plus 0.5% for every additional 1% you contribute. The company contribute more if you're older.

  • 16 Nov 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Client Partner in London, England

    It's not openly discussed. It's only discovered when an individual feels led to seek it out, to find out what options, if any, are available.

  • 16 Feb 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Digital systems manager in Kings Cross, England

    the package benefits are ok, but as it was a non-profit organisation their benefits were not that great - the company pension contribution was great,

  • 08 Jan 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Free newspapers, random things at the teapoints

  • 22 Dec 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Benefits are altogether good although bonuses suspended currently because of poor company performance

  • 05 Jan 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Barely any good benefits to working at GNM unfortunately for young people. No free gym membership or discounts at retailers or businesses. They do however provide childcare vouchers for parents.

  • 12 Dec 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in London, England

    Generous holiday allowance, flexible working options but hardly any perks at all. Private healthcare for permanent staff (free but employee pays tax on it), no Christmas bonus.

  • 06 Oct 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    Best: paid sabbatical, nine day fortnight.

  • 12 Sep 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in London, England

    In editorial you work with inspiring colleagues, in excellent working conditions and receive generous benefits, including nine-day fortnights and a paid sabbatical every four years.

Benefits Summary


List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • SIPP
  • Corporate ISA
  • Save as You Earn
  • Share Incentive Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

  • Tick markSick Pay (15)
  • Annual Leave
  • Sabbatical
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Bereavement Leave

Perks & Benefits

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Apprenticeship Programme
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development

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