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Financial Times Reviews

Updated 3 Feb 2020

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3.9
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Financial Times CEO John Ridding
John Ridding
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits package Understanding of need for positive work life balance Friendly and inclusive environment

    Cons

    Can be slow moving at times

    Financial Times2019-09-25
  2. "Classic preference for quality work"

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    Former Employee - Statistical Journalist in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant data team, and a focus on value over volume.

    Cons

    Nothing unusual you wouldn't find in any workplace.

    Financial Times2020-02-03
  3. "Fantastic people embracing change, however productivity problems"

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    Current Employee - Designer 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    • Fantastic people. No sharp elbows. New leadership in the newsroom is extremely promising. • Authentically trying to tackle diversity issues, not perfect, but very advanced compared to other news orgs. • An old brand that feels relevant.

    Cons

    • Decision making is slow and polite (though, would rather this than quick and impolite). • Process is messy and not unified between departments.

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    Financial Times2020-02-01
  4. "Good Company,"

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    Former Employee - Comptroller in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexi working hours, lots of development opportunities

    Cons

    It a declining market, so there were times it was very pressurised

    Financial Times2020-01-30
  5. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Commission Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Some very old school employees

    Financial Times2020-01-09
  6. "A company ahead of it's time (most of the time)"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company ethos, great brand, most of the time a great working environment, very flexible and accommodating employer, great benefits

    Cons

    Incredibly inefficient in how it works and not the most clear thinking or driven department (not across the company, but very much on the commercial side). I imagine those two often go hand in hand. The environment is quite politicised, and the politics is quite one sided.

    Financial Times2020-01-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, amazing brand"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The brand is well respected. Work life balance is great. They support their employees with great internal networks

    Cons

    Still lags behind and comes across as super innovative but aren't. Pays way below the market and justifies it because they're the FT. Can be an old boys club and people get rewarded for who they know

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    Financial Times2019-12-03
  8. "Enjoyed my time working there"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good brand to work for

    Cons

    promotion opportunities can be limited

    Financial Times2019-11-12
  9. "Excellent company Excellent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All aspects of the company are excellent

    Cons

    There are no cons working for the FT

    Financial Times2019-11-05
  10. "Customer Success"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, employee benefits, company culture

    Cons

    Salary, not much else to say

    Financial Times2019-11-04

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