News Corp Reviews

Updated 2 September 2014
Updated 2 September 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sydney

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

    Pros

    great people, not very stressful

    Cons

    The salary was not very high versus other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Jurassic Park

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    people are pretty chilled.
    Good location

    Cons

    its a dinosaur. The writing has been on the wall for a long time for print media, and they suck at digital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for another job

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Reasonable employer

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    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Journalist in Sydney

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

    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
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  5.  

    Not a pleasant experience

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Operations in Sydney

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

    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
  6.  

    Program Manager

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

    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
  7.  

    A struggle.

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Sydney

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

    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
  8.  

    Aging Giant

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never work for News Digital Media in Sydney

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    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Disclosed But IT Related in Sydney

    I worked at News Corp

    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
  11.  

    Horrible place to work, in a culture very racist that disregard minority employees.

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    Former Employee - Photographer, Photo Editor  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Photographer, Photo Editor in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Ok company to work for a little while.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of respect to the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, they are the most valuable asset on the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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