The Washington Post Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • 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)

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

    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.

  2. Lots of opportunity, lots of growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is moving at a great pace with lots of new talent and projects. Employees are allowed to bring ideas to the table and move forward with those ideas. The age of going through multiple meetings to get an idea approved are mostly over.

    Cons

    Not many cons in my experience. As with most companies, there could be more diversity--especially in regards to women.

    Advice to Management

    With so much transition and new (young) employees, don't forget the ones who bring a different sort of experience to the table.

  3. Great work environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

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

    Pros

    Respectful environment, room for growth, good work/life balance

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

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  5. I came back after 2 years away, and the change is really positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    So many talented people here, and despite all the changes, a stable core of experienced veterans. Opportunities for growth and new responsibilities

    Cons

    The existing building is tired and run down, but this will change with the move to a new location

  6. Meh

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of projects
    Decent work/life balance
    Good location

    Cons

    Not many career options if you aren't just starting your career or already are a director

  7. Advertising Agents

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at The Washington Post as a contractor (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Independence, yearly contractual agreement, good products for print advertisers

    Cons

    Emphasize on digital sales, however, no training for this media, thus, a decline in income because we are limited to sell print only, which the circulation has certainly decreased. No commission for new accounts, reduce commission from prior years

    Advice to Management

    Train us for Digital sales

  8. It's a new world

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    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. 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 a 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 Management

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

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, commitment to journalism, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and office politics, less than stellar pay

  11. An ok work place

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    • 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 Management

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

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