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News Corp Reviews

Updated 22 July 2014
Updated 22 July 2014
40 Reviews

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  1.  

    Reasonable employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly, good work conditions.

    Cons

    Dogmatic, poor technology, understaffed (as most media companies)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less political bias in news

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Operations in Sydney

    Pros

    Always the people make the place worth while. They did have a flexible working model and were trying to improve the culture

    Cons

    Homophobic and misogynistic. At the time managers had a blind eye approach if they were not directly involved. There was a lot of upheaval with an organisation that was undergoing transformation. However their appeared to be a self serving approach from senior management at the time. Very little support for innovation or progressive business approaches

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path of transformation but exercise integrity with your words and actions. It will create a cohesive and productive working environment if you stop the sabotage to protect your possitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sydney

    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.  

    A struggle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Sydney

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of great people who we're really talented and committed. I learned from my peers while I was there.

    Cons

    Projects went from super important and urgent to not as important as the next shiny thing.
    I didn't learn from senior management or get much support during the tough times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff to be their best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Aging Giant

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Sydney

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never work for News Digital Media in Sydney

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related in Sydney

    Pros

    nothing really I hate every thing there

    Cons

    It is very political environment, they are not professional and can't handle any criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair and honest. Also get rid of your current middle management team, there are not good and all the employees know about that. I've not heard anything but bad stuff from people who are working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Staff

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

    Pros

    Extremely coordinated tax department, with very competend and friendly people. I had a great experience while I was working at News Corp.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would not be much work for me to do as an intern, but everyone was always very helpful and understanding when I got swamped with things to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest that you keep your interns occupied and keep trying to teach them more. The internship program at News Corp is great, and I was completely happy with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Management has been a pleasure to work with in my time there. Very Hands On
    Also give freedom to learn and explore new opportunities within company.

    Cons

    The backend is atrocious. Very dated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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)

    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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