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The Irish Times Benefits FAQ

Read what The Irish Times employees think about benefits at the company.

If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at The Irish Times listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at The Irish Times.

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2 English questions out of 2

19 April 2021

What is health insurance like at The Irish Times?

Pros

Relaxed working environment Good employer contributed pension Good Vacation time Paid health insurance

Cons

Top down management No opportunity to work on interesting projects Too much internal work politics No real appetite to make any real improvements in the IT department

Advice to Management

Invest heavily in your Web development + UX design team, otherwise you have no chance of staying relevant in the online media space. Be open to new ideas and look after your IT department better

Paid health insurance

19 April 2021

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17 June 2022

Does The Irish Times have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits in terms of healthcare and pension contribution Flexibility to WFH Nice colleagues Graduate programme gives alot of experience in different departments Good Christmas bonus

Cons

Terrible communication from HR to graduates Low salary Poor management with bad communication Poor training opportunities I was out sick for a few months and was promised to be paid in full (combination of illness benefit & work pay) but I did not qualify for illness benefit as I did not have enough PRSI contributions. I informed HR and was told that they would not be paying the money I missed out on (€1,800 total). I thought this was really poor form as it was not my fault I didn’t qualify for illness benefit and the Irish Times is such a big company. I left the company with a bad taste in my mouth

Advice to Management

Improve HR and management communication

Good benefits in terms of healthcare and pension contribution

17 June 2022

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