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Updated Aug 8, 2019

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3.0
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The Telegraph CEO Nick Hugh
Nick Hugh
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "On site gym (not for contractors)(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits - BUPA, buy additional holiday, 6 months parental leave (inc(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging and inspiring."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the company is aligned behind a new vision and clear subs strategy which has been well articulated by the CEO. Old legacy thinking and behaviour is being phased out to make way for genuine business transformation. The CEO is smart and a strong leader. He has embedded enormous change during his first two years. The few Yahoo-ers he brought with him are good people and I don't find them too cliquey (I am...

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    Cons

    The change is still underway. The old culture pops up sometimes thwarting the new culture, and that can be confusing. It's hard work & there is an imbalance of workload and resource. Not every team is properly structured yet. A few very senior people working in pivotal positions in the business can make things political or tribal and aren't necessarily doing the best job. It is almost impossible to explicitly...

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    Advice to Management

    Staff crucial teams properly. Build up the teams who are going to accelerate change, instead of under resourcing them and burning them out. Let new structures and strategies bed in before you restructure. Watch out for territoriality and boys clubs, they are hiding in plain sight in more than one part of the company and undo the amazing cultural change that is happening elsewhere. Remember to give credit for...

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    The Telegraph2019-07-26
  2. "Strategic and creative branded content management, responding to client pitches and agency briefs in the Travel sector"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great commercial support team

    Cons

    on boarding and wider business issues

    The Telegraph2019-08-01
  3. "Great company, way ahead of the competition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very forward thinking Dynamic organisation Passionate and loyal reader base Excellent progress on subs-first strategy Great commercial team rapidly evolving despite disruption from tech companies

    Cons

    Not a straightforward time for newspapers in general but Telegraph doing very well and better than most others

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and believe in the future

    The Telegraph2019-07-22
  4. "A good company"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working and excellent benefits

    Cons

    There are times when workload can increase substantially

    The Telegraph2019-07-19
  5. "Generally a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Agency Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, introduced flexible working hours. Really close team

    Cons

    Multiple re-structures, not allowing new structures to bed in to see if they are successful. Different teams have different expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put in place to many 'rules' when the going gets tough as this can put off your staff and reduce moral

    The Telegraph2019-07-16
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing company Plenty of perks Fresh fruit, gym etc Good progression opportunities Lovely people Great managers and directors Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, lovely place to work

    The Telegraph2019-07-15
  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Editor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility and variety

    Cons

    Below average levels of pay

    The Telegraph2019-07-15
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Concerning times - a dated strategy makes for a bleak future?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues and high level of expertise - still a strong brand.

    Cons

    We seem to have adopted a strategy of subscriptions for the sake of subscriptions. Our more successful commercial activity has been scaled back rather than used to incentivise and reward subscribers. The culture remains highly political to the point where it is dangerous to air true feelings no matter how balanced they might be.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management seem to be clutching at straws and changing the narrative to fit the results. Leadership team lack any real respect and the Yahoo nepotism in senior roles hasn't helped the cause of an immature and inexperienced CEO.

    The Telegraph2019-07-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment, a sinking ship."

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    Current Employee - Commercial 
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    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time

    Pros

    Some good training on offer.

    Cons

    A decline in profits mean sales team bonuses are completely unachievable as they cannot afford to pay out, yet if you dare to point this out you are of course seen as being negative. Senior management think it’s acceptable to drink at the pub at lunch 5 days a week and if you’re really senior then screw it, why come back at all? This high paid senior management also do very little work and delegate literally all of it...

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    Advice to Management

    Relax with the favouritism, put down the pints and give people a chance to earn their bonus before everyone quits- that is if you don’t get made redundant fist.

    The Telegraph2019-08-08
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Emperors new clothes, lots of hot air but company is in a time warp where the old guard pull the strings"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Journalist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Telegraph full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good staff benefits, decent salary, on site gym and doctor, extended parental leave, private health care.

    Cons

    Heavy reliance on traditional a print, subs and advertising model. Had high hopes of a new digital and commercial dawn but CEO has allowed himself to be controlled by the old guard and go with the traditional model which we all know is in decline. However, expect to be bullied and belittled if you challenge the 1990’s thinking. Very sad as the CEO’s background promised a new approach and we added lots of bright digital...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the bright digitally-savvy people go whilst holding onto the old school slow thinkers. Whilst we applaud the efforts to close the gender pay gap and offer staff lots of staff benefits, this alone doesn’t make us a 21st century company.

    The Telegraph2019-07-29
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