News Corp Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
41 Reviews

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  1.  

    Dynamic and ever changing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at News Corp full-time

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment that encourages risk taking.

    Cons

    Decentralized systems and structure creates inefficiencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a happy medium between allowing companies the freedom to operate on their own while creating efficiencies for the overall company through better infrastructure and information sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill quickly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    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
  3.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    branding is very, very strong.

    Cons

    i can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work across all of the businesses domestically and internationally. we are a wonderful media company and doesn't look for constant praise.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    At Fox employees tend to bounce from one competitor to another and/or back to advance in career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    Professional work environment, decent benefits and holiday pay.

    Cons

    They bought MySpace for a few hundred million $ more than they should...and there are many more horrible decisions made by the top brass. If only they had better programs for current employees to grow and develop it would be a better place to work instead of having to always bounce from one competitor to another to advance or obtain more rewarding pay. Otherwise the company isn't eager provide salary increases or bonuses that are more typical at other fortune 500 companies.

  6.  

    as an independent contractor with a lot of experience I was given a chance to shine and meet my potential

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Reporter in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    PRO
    High per diem rate for independent contracting, good personal support from staff, but that may have to do with a high comfort level with reporting from outside the central office and rarely being embroiled in internal office politics. Turnover gives one a chance to move up. Young, friendly staff.
    Billing issues resolved in a good manner that is as efficient as they can be, given that the office I work with has to deal with a central bureaucracy. They want to keep their stringers happy.

    Cons

    A sclerotic view of institutional change, e.g. expansion, has made it difficult to understand why a 6 billion dollar publicly traded company can't commit to a new news bureau. Artistically, limited change in form of news story. Creative potential not 100% realized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to bat more to make the news programming more of what you believe in your heart it should be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    you have to welll dessed as its media company. you can see lots of celebrities there.

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    Current Employee - Software Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Software Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Nice work culture, Good company and location is simply awesome.

    Cons

    you have to be smart, otherwise you will feel depressing. This is media company, so you need good presence of mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some times they dont treat you well. Its all depend on how much useful you are for them..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is demanding but a nice environment to work in

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at News Corp

    Pros

    Competitive salary once you are full time and even temping

    Cons

    Highly demanding work load most of the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training policy could be improved

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great starting sales job with a dynamic workforce with tons of energy. .

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    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

    Pros

    - Great starting sales position
    - High Energy
    - Family Oriented
    - Flexible

    Cons

    - Cap on bonuses
    - Tough to move through management terms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very high on learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    Lot of interesting work done. A good learning experience. Not hierarchy driven. Very encouraging to new ideas. very friendly people

    Cons

    Not many cons to write about. Its a good place to work. The work hours are stressful. Due to the dynamic industry the timings can be steep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to breed in house talent to take up positions of responsibility. Developing cross functional capabilities is still nascent.

  11.  

    It's a great place to work. I love the people and atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at News Corp

    Pros

    The opportunities for cross training and advancement are great especially because the company is so large. Recent reorganizations have improved the efficiencies within the organization.

    Cons

    The communication could be better and teams could take a less silo-ed approach to the business and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investing in your people and streamlining processes where possible. Redundancies and poor communication not only slow progress but expose weakness to prospects and customers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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