Guardian News & Media Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.9
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David Pemsel
29 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"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Tech Policy Researcher and Journalist in London, England

    I have been working at Guardian News & Media part-time

    Pros

    People, building, content, innovation, distance to home

    Cons

    Prefer not to say the cons


  3. "Great cause led company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great cause led place to work, decent salary and better colleagues.

    Cons

    Progress difficult because of lack of middle management roles.

  4. "Sad to leave, loved it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people - most of them are proud to work there and keen to live up to corporate image and values.

    Cons

    Bit of a "holier than thou" mentality amongst editorial staff toward non-editorial staff.

  5. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest technology, strong journalistic reputation, not afraid to think big

    Cons

    Salary relatively low compared with tech companies

  6. "Nice company but management unqualified"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well paid, nice benefits, nice organisation

    Cons

    Cliques, management try to be friends rather than manage

  7. "Painful"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian News & Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good holiday entitlement and hours

    Cons

    Management in some departments have questionable proven experience

  8. "Thumbs Up..."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "Overall good conditions, falls prey to same issues as most organisations"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  10. "Great people, great product"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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