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News Corp Reviews

Updated 4 March, 2015
Updated 4 March, 2015
57 Reviews
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  1.  

    Satisfactory thus far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, beautiful office

    Cons

    no real internal mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to your subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company that supports development and diversity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Passionate and enthusiastic culture. Good benefits package and matching 401K.

    Cons

    Lack of flex time opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace non-traditional work cultures and schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Journalism - dead end career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some good coworkers, nice office, good cheap cafe for staff. Free newspapers.

    Cons

    Horrible location in Midtown. Refuse to get editorial raises unless you quit. Sense that editorial is just killing time until CEO dies and they can be sold off. Culture clearly favors 'golden boys' over the more competent female staffers. Don't replace people who leave, so workload increases but no pay raise. Management often former journalists entirely unsuited to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make journalists managers, they're unhappy in the role and take it out on everyone else. More chances for career development or moving between different sections of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good to get your foot in the media door but no room for growth

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    good team culture, location, office space, young sales team

    Cons

    management unsupportive of anything that will encourage growth as an employee, horrible commission structure, way too much turnover, unrealistic KPI's, incentives minimal, not enough digital training, a tendency to launch products before testing and have them fail in front of live customers, below average pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your staff, allow them to grow in areas they are passionate about, pay them what the rest of the industry think they are worth, be more flexible with KPI's - dont just think about being innovative, actually BE innovative

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Life with News Corp is the definition of "the corporate hustle"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Internal Communications Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptionally smart leadership. Great location. Generally nice people. Great experience for professionals who seek to understand corporate America at its best, and for people to absorb deep knowledge of their field because News Corp has great SMEs.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training for "managers & below." Peers either keep to themselves or become clique-ish. The term "every man for him/herself" can be used well here because there isn't a great deal of teamwork taking place at News Corp.

    I found that no sense of achievement came from completing a project at News Corp. I didn't have a manager who patted me on the back when I did a great job, and that was fine for me. But if you're looking for that, News Corp is the wrong place for you. Similarly, if you're looking for a manager to tell you what you're doing wrong and who will help you get better, News Corp is also the wrong place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan and develop opportunities to train and develop your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a very interesting place to work but the structure was hard to navigate, there didn't seem to be a common goal

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

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    Interesting people, interesting things to learn, great offices. Good autonomoy

    Cons

    difficult to understand who actually was making the decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more formal structure and decision making authority, less time wasting doing the same thing 10 times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to travel, work with smart people; Political and slow-moving

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

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

    Pros

    Your colleagues will be some of the best journalists in the business. There are many offices around the world, and it's fairly easy to get a posting anywhere you want (especially if you speak the language, but that's not necessary in many cases). The brand name is known almost everywhere. If you want to do your work and clock out, you can do that. If you want to do your work and then keep working ridiculous hours without compensation, you can do that. I learned a lot about politics.

    Cons

    Politics. Secrecy. Did I mention politics? You learn to play the game, which is a plus if you want to play the game. There's little management training or support, so unqualified managers are left trying to make sense of the mess. It's a news business that thinks it's adjusted to the digital age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real management training. Better compensation. Openness.

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

    Too many changes without team leader knowledge of changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Partner in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Partner in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great money, young people, good opportunity to learn to multi-task while under pressure.

    Cons

    Team leaders don't understand the systems and crm tools enough to problem solve when a DSP has a serious issue that could prevent an advertising campaign being booked.

    High school environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the team leaders in the contact center to use all of the booking systems so that a DSP has a reliable helper available rather than someone just monitoring call KPIs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging organizational culture (siloed organizational structure), highly politicized culture; Excellent perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fascinating and abundant professional opportunities; compensation and perks are competitive; fast-paced/energetic culture

    Cons

    Highly political culture; right hand often does not know what the left hand is doing; executive management disconnected from what happens at mid executive and line level; fractured organizational culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for employees at every level to connect to the mission and vision of the enterprise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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