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News Corp Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
    Current Employee - Direct Sales Partner in Sydney

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Internship

    Former Employee - Intern in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Intern in Brisbane

    I worked at News Corp as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Led to offer to apply for permanent role. Was able to publish onto News.com.au website.

    Cons

    Mainly vox-Pops. No salary.

  3.  

    Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney

    I worked at News Corp as a contractor (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Aging Giant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (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
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    Going downhill quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at News Corp full-time (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
  7.  

    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 an 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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

    big business

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

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

    Pros

    getting lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    not being shuffled enough :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work in journalism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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