News Corp Reviews

Updated 18 April 2015
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    Journalism - dead end career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Plan and develop opportunities to train and develop your employees.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    Real management training. Better compensation. Openness.

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

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok company to work for a little while.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, lack of respect to the employees.

    Advice to Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Step away from the bottom line and invest in the happiness of your employees

  8. Great Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Advertising Account Executive- Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Upgrade Systems, and bring in qualified help.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

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

    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

  11. Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, company, products, processes, professionalism, energy, positive attitude, managers, the team

    Cons

    I honestly have none. If I was staying in the same line of work I would not be leaving this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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