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Financial Times Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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Financial Times CEO John Ridding
John Ridding
105 Ratings
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  • "Career progression is very slow, if you do not have direct access to the decision makers(in 16 reviews)

  • "Senior Management all in UK - avoid working there(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great talent, a powerful brand, high profile clients

    Cons

    Limited investment capital and slightly low on pay

    Financial Times2019-06-13
  2. "Sales Executive"

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

    I worked at Financial Times full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant name on your Cv, great people and evironment of working

    Cons

    Salary and progression career. You wil be just a number.

    Financial Times2019-06-17
  3. "Overall great working culture with smart colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times part-time

    Pros

    Great new office, great colleagues, flexible working

    Cons

    Doesn't always seem as though there's a firm vision/direction for where the company's going or what it's aiming to become.

    Financial Times2019-06-11
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Pay slightly lower then competitors

    Financial Times2019-06-07
  5. "Great Welcome"

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

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Prestigious brand, great co-workers, fab new office, excellent benefits

    Cons

    None so far, its been really positive

    Financial Times2019-06-07
  6. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people and work environment

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and direction

    Financial Times2019-05-17
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid it at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    A prestigious brand, with many years of history. Centrist and highly intellectual publication

    Cons

    A bad company behind the brand, operated by useless managers, bullies bullying everyone else. People holding for retirement reluctant to share information with newbies hence why the salary for the new hires is so high. I just feel sorry for them.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old dogs, hire brand new teams with great managers coming from great companies, open your mind, stop defending the old empire and the new brexit, we live in a global world.

    Financial Times2019-04-17
  8. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Financial Times full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, forward looking, great people

    Cons

    Can take too long for decisions to be made

    Financial Times2019-03-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "An Established Brand with no reason to change."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Financial Times full-time

      Pros

      Some great people. A super location on the Thames. Working for a brand that impresses people. (Depending on job role) an exciting environment.

      Cons

      Politics. Middle management hanging on for retirement who will do anything to not lose their easy life. A company that is so resistant to doing anything but defending the kingdom, that the conveyor belt of young talent eagerly coming in generally leave demoralised and amazed the brand image is so different to the actual company.

      Advice to Management

      Don't allow the "Cri de Coeur" to be maintaining the Status Quo.

      Financial Times2019-02-23
    • "Smart people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Financial Times full-time

      Pros

      High calibre of colleagues, collegiate

      Cons

      Issues around resourcing common to news media sector

      Financial Times2019-01-24
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