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The Telegraph Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2019

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3.1
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The Telegraph CEO Nick Hugh
Nick Hugh
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "On site gym (not for contractors)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits - BUPA, buy additional holiday, 6 months parental leave (inc(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Fast-paced enviroment with a firm focus on the 2019 strategy."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The Telegraph is a great place to work if you enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere. The strategy is clear and each department is aware how they are going to achieve their business targets. Additionally, the benefits offered to employees are amazing! You are supported in any aspect of life which is nice to have support from your employer. The approach to Dynamic Working has also been extremely positive and has helped...

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    Cons

    If you prefer a less intense, slower paced place of work The Telegraph probably isn't the one for you. Every department is under pressure to deliver so all employees need to be on board with the strategy and their targets.

    The Telegraph2019-05-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Change"

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

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Over the past 3 years that I have been working at The Telegraph I have seen a positive change under the new CEO and exec team. We are much more forward thinking as a business and have a clear subs first strategy. The family friendly policies are brilliant and there is a great openness to Dynamic/flexible working styles. There are also great opportunities to develop and learn from other across the business however...

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    Cons

    I have always enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment so a News environment suits me well. If fast-pace doesn't fit with your style of working then The Telegraph probably isn't for you.

    The Telegraph2019-05-17
  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People focused, innovative and future focused.

    Cons

    None so far, really great place to work!

    The Telegraph2019-05-13
  4. "Well paid if target hit"

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    Former Employee - Media Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Telegraph full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay when targets are hit Good hours.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance Call center atmosphere No career path

    Advice to Management

    Support staff more, listen to them.

    The Telegraph2019-05-22
  5. "Bad Management"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Apprentice in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay - Good company events - Some nice colleagues - Great company benefits

    Cons

    - Terrible management - Not a diverse place to work - Super gossipy Co-workers - The HR team don't communicate effectively - Overworked and Stressful environment -Placed on the wrong course in the beginning

    Advice to Management

    Please sort out how you manage people as there is no room to progress in the company. Better training and communication is need.

    The Telegraph2019-06-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of cuts to investment. Not a good time to join."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits - BUPA, buy additional holiday, 6 months parental leave (inc. new fathers)

    Cons

    Lots of cuts being made, feels very unstable at the moment. Very concerned about job security. Large waves of redundancy every 6-12 months. Strategic decision to cut roles however impact of that on other employees not properly planned and therefore highly stressful working environment. Salary increases for most this year were below inflation.

    The Telegraph2019-05-14
  7. "Wrong people in the wrong places"

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

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and nice offices

    Cons

    Management is a joke, people without any relevant background are promoted to manage areas of the business for god knows which reasons. Most of the time they don’t have a clue of what’s happening.

    The Telegraph2019-05-03
  8. "Management needs to do something about tech"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented people. Free fruit and good benefits like an onsite gp, free massages and gym.

    Cons

    Poor manager they hired someone who is total Clueless about mobile. Sadly most of the mobile team are leaving and many others are looking to leave. A total diaster . Lunch breaks are being timed and tracked on the sly. Development work is being dictatored to the team . Being treated like kids in school there is no trust. It's the worst place I have ever worked at hands down due to this reason.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee and the reason why so many people are leaving the mobile team. Something has changed the exec board in tech need to acknowledge this and do something about it. Speak to the team and find out what's the problems are

    The Telegraph2019-04-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not sure how long this place will survive.."

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

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easily accessible location Fruit Free magazines Tea/Coffee provided

    Cons

    Bullying culture (especially from management). Office has a serious mouse problem, also very dated and cluttered - desperately needs modernising Expectation to stay late which is due to their constant cutbacks and lack of resource Very archaic outlook and do not practice what they preach (flexibility with working from home and support with mental health issues) Sexist towards women Not a diverse or friendly environment...

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    Advice to Management

    Need to innovate in order to survive long term. Try to diversify your teams and train managers on how to manage so at least they can act like they care about you.

    The Telegraph2019-04-13
  10. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Head of Production in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great changes under the leadership of the CEO

    Cons

    Large company so takes time to implement change.

    The Telegraph2019-03-27
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