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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
103 Reviews
3.7
103 Reviews
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance and good overall culture (in 5 reviews)

  • Strong heritage, great brand, trusted publication, friendly and intelligent coworkers (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Not very likely to get a raise or bonus unless you are a sales rep or upper management and some departments are short staffed (in 8 reviews)

  • The news industry has been hurt by the free news available on TV and the Internet (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    My only job where I got awesome salary and a lot of challenging work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work on cutting edge technologies, lot of projects in latest trends.
    Two day work from home.

    Cons

    it took me more than a minute to think of a CON, that means I have none, or are not significant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's a new world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Post is working hard to be a leader in the new world of media.

    Cons

    The best jobs are working on the cutting edge of media, and in the news room. Roles that support the news room (advertising, production) are not high-profile with C-level executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Media culture is changing, that is clear. But the groups in charge of internal communication and morale-building activities/benefits have not been on the cutting edge. So much could be done for so little.
    For starters, get some people with charisma to dole out inspiration from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy working hours. As long as you get your work done, management is not hounding you with respect to your time. Not a "punching the clock" atmosphere.
    I love the gym downstairs with classes (yoga, kickboxing, strength training)! I've lost weight and feel great! Awesome place to work. The rooftop patio was amazing too.

    Cons

    The company is moving to a smaller location come 2015. No more gym and classes. No more rooftop patio. The atmosphere will change as the company transitions as employees will have to share desks and work from home more often. Sad turn of events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on what your doing. You're doing great!

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  5.  

    Slowly improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Web Editor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, commitment to journalism, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and office politics, less than stellar pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is headed in a new direction and has a much brighter future. What makes it so great to work here is the people. I have never been surrounded by so many competent and helpful people.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is a little difficult depending on where you are in the company. Be sure that you have a promotion path planned and available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An ok work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at The Washington Post part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    when you are a sub, you get to pick your own schedule every week. This gives you an opportunity to be more flexible. you can choose to be off up to 3 months so its a very good part time work.

    Cons

    The management lacks leadership skills. the direct managers are picked right off of the work place with no educational background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers needs to be given leadership training. There should also be a way to get feedback on how the managers' performances are.

  8.  

    Great experience being part of a print centric organization transforming itself into a digital one in the "Bezos" era

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Newsroom-Digital in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Newsroom-Digital in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture that naturally treats employees with respect and dignity; excitement about additional resources to compete more effectively in the future; very smart people throughout the organization; good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up in the organization; there should be a better balance between using data and common business sense to make important decisions; organizational structure does not lend itself for good collaboration and getting initiatives done quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate organizational structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not so many opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible, gym is available in the building

    Cons

    Advance career opportunities are limited. Company does not make me feel that the employees are valuable.

  10.  

    Reporter for Washington-Post Station

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent
    Current Employee - Talent

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    It is an independent station so the news was hyper-local which is great at a time when news stations must compete with the internet for eyeballs. The weather is lovely and most of the employees are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    I found it difficult to get promoted, the hours were absolutely grueling and the moral pretty low, though that captures the sentiment of the entire community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater compensation and room for upward mobility. It seems like promotions were harder for African-American employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    National Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Great people and good environment.

    Cons

    Innovation and research and developement

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