Newsquest Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2020

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2.2
21%
Recommend to a Friend
29%
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Newsquest CEO Henry Faure Walker (no image)
Henry Faure Walker
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "You get the privilege of working for a newspaper in 2019(in 8 reviews)

  • "Busy, interesting newsroom environment(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of vision or understanding of media, no training, no handover, poor organisation(in 8 reviews)

  • "An fantastic example of why local newspapers are no more(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Specifically Crossprint IOW"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Newsquest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    . Great staff . Wiling to invest in people . Open door policy with senior management . Culture of pitching in and helping out

    Cons

    . Due to size of business not a huge amount of room for progression

    Newsquest2019-06-25
  2. "Mediocre"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Other colleagues, can get career started

    Cons

    No investment - just consolidation. Boss sometimes ate my lunch. Low pay.

    Newsquest2020-06-03
  3. "Piece of history"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Photographer 

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job can be exciting. Good to be on the front line of news.

    Cons

    Newsquest don't respect professionalism. If there is a cheaper way, quality doesn't enter into it.

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    Newsquest2020-05-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Low Pay & Poor Management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, could choose hours to suit the busier days and get an early finish on Friday

    Cons

    Low pay and understaffed so often stressful at times, had to stay late as unable to complete work on time through no fault of our own. Management unsupportive and no progression.

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    Newsquest2020-05-21
  5. "Eh"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Report in Southampton, England

    I have been working at Newsquest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to start Experience all aspects of journalism

    Cons

    Money is absoulte minimum wage All papers are short staffed to the max

    Newsquest2020-03-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrendous treatment of staff"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for decent titles and good coverage in papers with bylines

    Cons

    Minimum progression, constant cuts, constant changes, next to zero support and training to staff

    Newsquest2020-02-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cuts, cuts and more cuts"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people that work at Newsquest are the main reason that I stayed there for so long, everyone works hard and there is a real feeling of being part of a bigger team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the CEO and FD seem intent on driving the company into the ground, every November and March there are job cuts announced and offices are being closed at an unbelievable rate. Unless you are a top achieving sales person, you won't see a pay rise, unless the government raise the minimum wage.

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    Newsquest2020-02-06
  8. "Newsquest"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newsquest full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working is becoming more accepted.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits such as health care

    Newsquest2020-02-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Photographer in Wrexham, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leaving was the best part of the job

    Cons

    Cutbacks throughout the business

    Newsquest2020-03-08
  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Call Center Manager in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Newsquest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work but takes a certain type of person to deal with the workload and pressure. Rare to have such highly skilled employees all in one place, great place to get experience.

    Cons

    very high targets, not always achievable

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    Newsquest2020-01-15
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