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Updated Nov 26, 2021

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Pros
  • "Free lunch Monday and Wednesday(in 31 reviews)

  • "The work environment is also super chill, you don't have any managers looking over your shoulders(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor management across the board with many failing upwards who don't know how to manage others well if at all(in 10 reviews)

  • "LACK OF INNOVATION: Middle to upper management are so lost(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Treated great

      Nov 9, 2021 - Receptionist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Treated me great very nice

      Cons

      There are not really any cons

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not what it once was

      Jul 23, 2021 - Staff Writer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks, good salary, amazing colleagues

      Cons

      Bad higher management, bad spending, and mangement of expenses

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Mar 5, 2021 - Staff Writer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - The people are nice sometimes - Pay was good

      Cons

      - They've had 3 rounds of redundancies all in different years, so not very stable? - People are very clique-y, not a nice environment to work in

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun and Hardworking

      Jan 20, 2021 - Creative in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, hardworking staff. Lots of amazing benefits and great in house infrastructure.

      Cons

      Unstable business model leading to regular rounds of redundancies.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good perks

      Oct 26, 2020 - Partnerships in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great perks (food etc.) Fast-moving pace

      Cons

      Lacking in direction Diversity in managers

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Intern

      Sep 9, 2020 - Intern in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I loved it here so much

      Cons

      Just wanted to try it out

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good immediate culture, toxic at higher levels

      Jul 22, 2020 - Writer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good benefits, including complete dental cover. Two free lunches and one free breakfast a week, plus unlimited snacks (while I was there). Really good work/life balance – I was told straight away to never stay late as no one will be impressed. Good flexibility and opportunity to work from home if need be. Really lovely middle management. Almost everyone who worked there was lovely, interesting, and intelligent. I made some lifelong friends. The younger employees are genuinely very diverse. Not just the regular privately educated white writers. Lots of working class people, lots of non-white, non-straight people. Some opportunity for creativity if you make a good case for it. I learnt many new skills.

      Cons

      This company is now a redundancy machine and there is very little transparency on the companies future outlooks and earnings. Very toxic and secretive atmosphere in regards to unionisation, which is unusual for a British media outlet and quite hypocritical given the company's otherwise left-wing branding. The opportunities for personal and career growth rapidly declined post 2016 - the early opportunities for creativity and exploration were stunted when they realised the company is actually not very profitable. The middle management were actually all really wonderful, understanding, and supportive but the higher news editorial ere extremely toxic and inefficient. There are huge pay disparities and a lot of favouritism and bullying in the news team. However the editorial team was always lovely.

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Terribly run, awful leadership, great if you're a sexist white man

      May 21, 2020 - Business in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunch twice a week. As much free kombucha as you want. If you're a white man, you can get paid a huge amount to do no work whatsoever. Also good news if you're a sexual harasser, the company will cover it up for you.

      Cons

      The company makes a massive play out of being a great place to work, a modern, progressive organisation. Every senior position is held by a white man, who go boozing with other senior white men while women do the grunt work, get overlooked for senior roles, and have to endure inappropriate sexual behaviour from their drunk male colleagues. Mass layoffs take place every year, so the mood in the place is always dire. The most hypocritical company ever: they want everyone to think they're liberal and kind and happy and progressive, in reality they treat their staff terribly, especially women.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people, good benefits, relaxed environment

      Feb 18, 2020 - Senior Editor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, support, likeminded people and great benefits like free lunches.

      Cons

      Constant reorging and a lack of communication from senior management.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Disappointing

      Dec 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunch (2 days a week) and snacks.

      Cons

      The company has no long-term plan, resulting in frequent re-orgs and job losses every time they pivot towards a new, ill-thought-out venture. Those who survive the annual redundancies are left with a higher workload with no extra compensation. The underlying mood in the office is a mix of anxiety and passiveness, with everyone aware that their job could be cut at any moment. The complete lack of care towards the mental health of their employees is also disappointing.

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