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New York Times Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2019

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3.7
74%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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New York Times President & CEO Mark Thompson (no image)
Mark Thompson
134 Ratings
Pros
  • "The NYT is truly committed to journalism of the highest caliber, even when times are tough economically(in 33 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and a truly multinational company(in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "If it's career fulfillment and being apart of arguably the best newspaper ever created then this is the palace for you(in 14 reviews)

  • "Relationship between the business and the newsroom is still weird(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not what you would imagine"

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    Current Employee - International in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name on your CV reasonable salary, bonus and good work benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and politics, not the fair and diverse workplace that comes with the name. Lack of collaboration/communication across offices and with the U.S. office. Very limited career progression, training and limited work flexibility.

    New York Times2019-06-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of work needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to have on your CV, great office location, opportunity to learn a lot about the world of advertising

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, decision making process delays work being done, lack of potential career progression, very evident divide between US and UK teams.

    New York Times2017-04-02
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great to learn the ropes, but at a cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    One of the best in the business Decent training Great brand to work for Deep editing, which makes for consistent output, that readers like and want more of. An average enterprise story will have five to seven people work on it, and that is good and needed Some sections have budgets that are sometimes three times as big as those of other companies for the same department, so you do get to edit and work with the... best material around In general, above average ethics and reporting. International outlook, especially with the latest global push, although still very US skewed

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    Cons

    The NYT is some sort of branded religion, and its employees are expected to worship it. It is a powerful echo chamber where people are expected to all agree on the same thing, sometimes failing readers, the community you—as editor, reporter or journalist—theoretically work for. In that sense, the blind support for certain figures proved to be a journalistic catastrophe, with gaping holes in coverage. There... is definitely a liberal bias, and it is sometimes an evident impediment to good journalism. The public editors have known this for years. No sense of adversarial reporting, at times. Lots of turf wars between reporters and editors from competing sections, to the detriment of output. Many reporters report on things they don't or can't know (e.g. race when they are white, poverty when they are from a wealthy background, lgbt issues when they are straight and cisgender and so on), although there is a focus on changing this. It does, however, feel cosmetic. Very high pressure, sometimes more so out of delusions of grandeur rather than actual circumstance. There is a remarkable sense of exceptionalism attached to everything the NYT does. Too much attention is turned to branding, especially with the current US administration. It isn't rare for senior colleagues to poach/steal work and not credit, and then deny it has happened. While it's overall an OK place to work for, there is a human cost involved, especially if you are not always prepared to color within the lines: people do cry in the bathrooms. It gets pretty tense in the newsroom.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like the NYT is the best in the business at all costs-sometimes it just isn't.

    New York Times2017-03-05
  4. "Poor management"

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    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    Poor management on the events side

    Cons

    A good brand to work for

    New York Times2015-01-13
  5. "Bureaucratic and Hierarchical on commercial side, best to avoid!"

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    Former Employee - Commercial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York Times full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    OK salary comparing to other media companies

    Cons

    Highly useless management. No structural way for personal development or progression. Seems like those senior managers and directors only with the titles but not the brain! And the reason why they are senior are because of tenure, not competency! Nothing really gets done until these managers are being copied in or send the email themselves! Very hierarchical, and would not recommend if you are looking to learn... and grow - very poor knowledge sharing, only the ''circle of trust ''get to know and they don't share! Or if they do share, there's not insight added what so ever, but just simply hit 'forward'.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't stay out of touch of the world for too long, it's changing quicker than you think.

    New York Times2014-05-10
  6. "Leadership listens to feedback, and makes changes. People are nice to work with."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Times full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The formal process used for promotions and hiring are predictable and transparent, there is a sense of fairness above all else. Feedback is taken seriously, and changes are made company-wide when appropriate. There are a lot of opportunities to give and receive feedback, and the overall impression is that everyone is working toward the same goals. People are generally kind to each other, and respectful.... The culture is moderately formal, but the work-life balance is fantastic and coworkers often help accommodate life events for each other.

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    Cons

    The formal processes can be complex! Lots of paperwork and things can move slowly. Meeting heavy culture can take up a lot of time. Like any large company, there can be sudden shifts in priorities that can force you to drop everything and take care of a big project, but teams usually work together quite well in those cases. It can be disruptive but such projects are infrequent. It can be difficult to keep... track of all the stakeholders for projects in such a large company, and projects can be delayed when a team catches up late in a process.

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    New York Times2019-12-13
  7. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get great insights on the media industry. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    From tech point of view, the company didn't create enough differentiating technology.

    New York Times2019-11-30
  8. "Head of Corporate Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and a truly multinational company

    Cons

    Uncertainty about projects' next step

    New York Times2019-11-19
  9. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at New York Times full-time

    Pros

    a good place to work

    Cons

    sometimes a lot of bureaucracy

    New York Times2019-10-30
  10. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great mission. Beautiful office space. Great benefits.

    Cons

    High turnover. Lack of leadership.

    New York Times2019-10-28
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