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New York Times Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated 24 February, 2015
Updated 24 February, 2015
115 Reviews
3.4
115 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • And though it varies depending on the job, most people have a favorable work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Smart people do actually come to work there to pay their dues and move on (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, weekends and night are required (in 5 reviews)

  • Newspaper industry is struggling (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful learning experience.

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

    I worked at New York Times as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely high standards, for real. Extensive editing, both on reporting and copy so great for someone who wants to learn.

    Cons

    Stagnating. Constant threat of layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Lots of really smart and interesting people. everyone operates at a very high level

    Cons

    Lots of challenges in media companies these days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - TELESALES Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times

    Pros

    You can make great friends. You have the opportunity to learn a lot about digital advertising. Open a lot of career doors. You get to leave at 5pm

    Cons

    Commission structure isnt great. Very little room from internal growth from Telesales but if you go in knowing that and use it as a stepping stone to just learn the business then its definitely worth it. Not everyone is friendly but there are enough cool people there to make a good group of friends. Morale is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting more from Telesales. I totally understand that agency contacts are important but having a strong internal knowledge of products/people is important too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Advertising Sales Department- NY Office

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

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, a lot of resources, great friends, decent pay (for the industry), great work life balance, good hours

    Cons

    no growth opportunities and lack of internal growth, selfish sales behaviors, no open door policy for communication, unionized sales culture, no over time pay, poor commission structure, lack of growth/promotions and movement, low company morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow, learn, teach and promote

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Happy Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work. It has a great work life balance. The compensation is good.

    Cons

    I sometime wish management would work more like a lead start up. I still don't know why the company is paying for Oracle licenses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Known brand

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times

    Pros

    Fair work-life balance, relatively open atmosphere flexible and accommodating if there are errands to do.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure. It seems like work just doesn't stop. Barely enough time to do personal development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce management layers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    New York Times serves the public interest and even democracy but does not pretend to be an egalitarian place

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    Former Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Journalist/Reporter in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Times full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    high standards, excellent staff, nice view from the cafeteria view, prestige beyond measure

    Cons

    colleagues are superficially collegial but not really open to social interaction. in part, this is because deadline pressure is intense, and because pressure to metamorphose the NYT from a print to a digital medium has created extreme tensions among employees of different classes: between employees of different generations, between journalists and content-disseminators, between newcomers and established people in fear of their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In addition to corporate-organized group activities like brown bag lunch seminars, permit employees a little freedom during the day to talk to one another without incurring supervisors' displeasure. The morale -- and the journalism -- would both benefit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work place, people and environment, but somewhat slow in providing a fast development environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very smart and intelligent, would greatly support ideas and it is recognized anywhere you go - it makes me proud to be part of such organization. Communication is great, inter-teams projects are quite often and there is little politics involved (at least in the IT side).

    Cons

    It is very slow to provide support for development of new projects. Personal growth is somewhat not clear how to achieve - sometimes it seems random.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and better planning - roadmap, big picture, dates, better process - would greatly improve the development pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great brand, strong technology team and culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the tech culture is great with many smart and capable engineers. The company is not afraid to try out new ideas and failing.

    Cons

    while the company is trying to be more agile on the tech side, it's currently not with design, product, and the newsroom which slows down on testing ideas and shortening the build cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower your senior leaders by giving them the ability to try their ideas without getting approvals all the way back up top.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at New York Times as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well - good work life balance - opportunities for growth

    Cons

    none, this is a great place to woek

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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