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Guardian News & Media Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2020

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3.8
77%
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28 Ratings
Pros
  • "An excellent work culture, with great people and challenging work(in 12 reviews)

  • "Like minded people, good work-life balance/culture(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management micro-manage and are comfortable making decisions without data to back them up(in 9 reviews)

  • "Career progression can be difficult and many people feel stymied, especially because many contracts are only 12 months at a time(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Guardian sales team is one of the best, extremely supportive and collaborative. Great place to grow your career as a agency sales rep.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't in line with the market, however this is made up with comms

    Guardian News & Media2020-02-04
  2. "Thumbs Up..."

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    Former Employee - Editorial Designer in Kings Cross, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good products. Good people. An important voice.

    Cons

    Unsociable hours. Daily deadline pressure.

    Guardian News & Media2020-03-02
  3. "Overall good conditions, falls prey to same issues as most organisations"

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

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Relaxed, friendly culture, Generous benefits

    Cons

    Same issues as other large-ish organisations. Slow moving, hard to change, preferential treatment based on seniority

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    Guardian News & Media2020-03-05
  4. "Great people, great product"

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    Former Employee - Director, Account Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great product, huge scale, a brand that genuinely makes an impact on a global scale.

    Cons

    Poor commercial strategy, demotivating and unachievable targets based on poor market knowledge. Goalposts frequently changing.

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    Guardian News & Media2020-02-08
  5. "Unique and inspiring"

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

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Genuinely the largest collection of the nicest people I've ever met. There's little to no cut throat behaviour, people are generally very supportive of one another and have the best intentions.

    Cons

    The niceness slows things down sometimes and since the company reach its financial break even goal, teams seem less passionate/motivated in their work.

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    Guardian News & Media2020-01-16
  6. "Guardian News & Media"

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    Current Employee - Senior Contracts Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Apart from the managers the people that work there are great.

    Cons

    Lazy Managers and constant cost cutting

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    Guardian News & Media2019-11-11
  7. "Better than the rest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A company that lives its liberal values. Good on equal opportunities, sustainability, workers' rights. Rewards hard work.

    Cons

    Arm's length management (usually by occasional emails rather than face-to-face contact). Poor rates for freelancers.

    Guardian News & Media2019-10-27
  8. "Nowhere else like it. A privilege to be a small part of it."

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    Former Employee - Investment Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Surrounded by talent, producing a quality product. Attracts likeminded folk who believe in what the Guardian does, and its importance.

    Cons

    Very few, it's a young commercial team so salaries were never brilliant, however the experience and opportunity was invaluable.

    Guardian News & Media2019-10-21
  9. "Provide insight to commercial team"

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

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Not great direction or leadership

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    Guardian News & Media2019-09-17
  10. "No better place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Editor in Kings Cross, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Like minded people, good work-life balance/culture

    Cons

    None that spring to mind

    Guardian News & Media2019-08-21
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