Financial Times Employee Reviews about "career progression"

Updated Oct 27, 2021

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  • "Work-life balance and friendly colleagues(in 56 reviews)

  • "Great people, benefits, learning opportunities, strong brand name(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "career progression can be improved(in 27 reviews)

  • "Very poor senior management and a history of low job progression and below industry wages(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Prestigious Newspaper but toxic culture

      Sep 5, 2021 - Data Research Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Salary - Corporate environment - Office facilities and location (canteen, free coffee & tea, gym, changing room, game room) - FREE FT subscription - Office parties

      Cons

      - Toxic work culture - Little career progression

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great employer

      Apr 12, 2021 - Journalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working hours, remote working, community feel

      Cons

      Career progression can be slow

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work for

      Oct 13, 2020 - Head of Design in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture and values, work-life balance

      Cons

      Low salary and career progression

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Bad for juniors

      Sep 28, 2020 - Editorial Researcher in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can build a good portfolio if willing to work a lot out of hours

      Cons

      Low pay, slow career progression and long hours

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    5. 4.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great work/life balance

      Jun 23, 2020 - Research Associate in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The socials, lovely canteen, not micromanaged

      Cons

      Inadequate pay, not much career progression

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Sink or swim

      Oct 24, 2019 - Journalist in London, England
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      Pros

      One of the best newspapers in the world. Is thriving editorially and commercially. Supportive and talented colleagues, great culture. Reporters given wide latitude. Stimulating work. OK pay.

      Cons

      Politics and career progression is very tricky to navigate. Decisions are taken slowly. Very flat, non-hierarchical management structure- you’re on your own. You have to work really hard just to find out where you stand. Can be reluctant to give honest feedback. People often shunted into undesirable vacant jobs if they are viewed as coasting or failing. Bit of a double-edged sword for young journalists - great to get a job here, but there can often be little support/training/feedback and people are sometimes left to sink or swim.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people - poor pay / progression

      Sep 8, 2019 - Research Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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      Pros

      Good environment and now real pressure

      Cons

      No career progression and ridiculously low pay

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      How to Spend It

      Sep 29, 2018 - Journalist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Prestigious company, good benefits package

      Cons

      No career progression, I was promised a long term contract and then let go Problems with the management - the editor was under investigation for bullying

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Respected company in need of employee development programme

      Aug 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, nice colleagues. You are treated like an adult, which means that you are trusted to manage your own work and time.

      Cons

      Low salary compared with similar publications. Career progression is very slow, if you do not have direct access to the decision makers.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Avoid How To Spend It under the current regime

      Mar 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The FT is a standout brand and institution. The staff benefits are good

      Cons

      How To Spend It Magazine appears to be run independently from the rest of the FT, with a tyrannical editor, unusually and disturbingly high staff turnover, an out of date approach to journalism, and little career progression. It runs under a culture of fear and bullying which should have no place in today’s society.

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