News Corp Reviews

Updated 1 August, 2014
Updated 1 August, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    What's the saying, step over a dime to pick up a penny?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great for your resume - the Fox name is impressive
    Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Pay is low if you were hired after the recession, with 2% annual raises (can't speak for the union)
    Understaffed - expect to do multiple jobs
    Budgets are tight - seems like other station groups outspend us in every market
    Internal departments as well as sister companies (like Fox Broadcasting) poorly communicate with each other
    Depending on your title, expect to spend a quarter of your time on conference calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly workplace, led by good management. Very good and experienced editors. IT area just went through a major upgrade. Program was well run, delivered an ERP on-time and on-budget by CTO.

    Cons

    Old fashioned leadership. Need to upgrade their views especially when challenged by digital technologies. Although IT has been upgraded, old ways of doing things need to be abandoned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that digital technologies are here to stay and will expand into print.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dow Jones is a company undergoing some needed transition, but it is no longer a good employer,

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Executive in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generally, great co-workers
    News business is fast-paced and ever changing, so life stays interesting
    Working in a global company provides wide ranging perspective

    Cons

    Significant changes in the corporate culture have made it a difficult workplace
    Now much more difficult to achieve work/family/life balance
    No clear strategic direction; difficult to determine rationale behind many decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Aging Giant

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Journos and media a fun culture. Loved my time there until the industry collapsed.

    Cons

    Lack of commercial nous. Journos still don't get digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people that get digital. Still have old fogey stogy politics and people in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    big business

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    Former Employee - Staff  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Staff in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work in journalism

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues & lots of opportunity & great benefits

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience but low wages

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice building, easy to get to location, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    low wages, no room for growth, understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training programs needed, fight for good employees to get fair wages

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Simple job, but I had a lot of fun

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator

    I have been working at News Corp part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed it in the case that the community sees something suspicious we will look into the issue and take appropriate action.

    Cons

    I didn't really enjoy that in the case that the community sees something suspicious we will look into the issue and take appropriate action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To enjoy!

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    Fear of Exceptionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are above industry standards, discretionary bonuses, decent vacation, unlimited sick.

    Cons

    Micro-Management style, individualism not collaborative, culture of fear and intimidation, lack of resources, no upper mobility. rigid set of standards, refusal to consider different point of view, low employee moral, toxic culture, high turnover, inept people in management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your upper level management (EVP and Directors) with sensitivity training, management training should be given to those individuals who come into positions without the required supervisory skill set. High turnover should be a red flag and corrective action should be taken. Encourage an open door policy and feedback. Encourage innovation, thinking outside the box and hold everyone accountable for their actions including inept EVP and Directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at News Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Major brands, leading position in Australia, some smart people. Some growth left in some of the digital businesses like Moshtix or The Australian.

    Cons

    Major budget cuts, revenue declines, plenty of fear in the organisation. News historically was in a position of strength and you could count on developing a solid career there. Now, many of the more interesting business are only loosely affiliated (Fox Sports, Foxtel) and the core newspaper business is in a state of managed decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of honesty and communication under Harto seems to have disappeared. It may be too late to get that back, but it's worth trying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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