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New York Times Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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3.8
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78%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
Mark Thompson
132 Ratings
Pros
  • "It really is one, if not the most, respected brand in American journalism(in 32 reviews)

  • "Get to work with smart people who are experts in their field, collaborative environment(in 30 reviews)

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

  • "Last I knew, The NY Times was a renowned newspaper company, not a model agency(in 13 reviews)

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 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 (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...

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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...

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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
  3. "Poor management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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
    • "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 (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...

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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
    • "Yes"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommends

      I have been working at New York Times part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Self confidence Independence Self management Life improvement Skill development

      Cons

      Tiredness Over working Stress

      New York Times2019-06-13
    • "Great experience, excellent learning."

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      Former Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Some of the best content ever produced comes from that office. Great people, excellent mission, tons of events and speakers. Historic.

      Cons

      Pay. Really depends on what you want out of a career, but there's more money to make elsewhere. Up to you what's important. If it's career fulfillment and being apart of arguably the best newspaper ever created then this is the palace for you. If you want to make money, go build your resume for 5 years and come to the Times.

      Advice to Management

      I loved my manager, others have their own takes. I have nothing but great things to say about NYT, I just needed more money.

      New York Times2019-05-20
    • Helpful (2)

      "Tech Org Seeks Discipline,"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - The mission. - Tech-wise, can sometimes feel start-up like. New projects are cloud-first (GCP) and most teams have moved to agile. Room for new ways of doing work and rethinking old approaches. - Decently large tech org with a depth of experience. - Lots of opportunity for growth and strong focus on learning. - Strong architecture review board. - Push for more regularization in languages, systems, and production...

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      Cons

      - Feels enterprise-y in a lot of ways: culture-wise, a lot of the tech staff don't live in the City and many teams are incredibly siloed from each other; project-wise, things can move slowly and old projects live forever. - There's a lack of cohesiveness in the org: while engineering has started to move to a product model, Product & PM are still catching up; some teams lack development discipline; communication between...

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      Advice to Management

      - Continue to konmari internal systems. - Shore up developer processes for consistency and help remove silos between tech teams. - Improve HR hiring speed and agility. - Focus on building inclusive work environment and recruiting under-represented talent. Push for more transparency in this area. - Hire with an eye for soft skills (e.g. communication, empathy, self-reflection) as well as hard skills. - Drive additional...

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      New York Times2019-05-10
    • "Exciting Times"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

      Pros

      We had an opportunity to rewrite the application serving articles to nytimes.com

      Cons

      Below market pay, could not be competitive with competing offers

      New York Times2019-05-16
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not for me"

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      Former Employee - Developer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      The NY Times is a strong company and very reconizable

      Cons

      Bad management, poor communication and limited growth

      Advice to Management

      Having worked at 2 other companies thus far in my career, I feel strongly that this was just a bad fit. My manager there was not a good manager. During every one on one, I told him that I wanted to be challenged and he would tell me that I need to be more excited about the work I'm doing on a day to day, in other words, he was saying I need to be more complacent. Then, the first time I asked for a pay raise, they totally...

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      New York Times2019-05-28
    • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at New York Times full-time

        Pros

        smart and welcoming people. important work

        Cons

        very bureaucratic and location in Time Square isn't great

        New York Times2019-05-14
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