The Washington Post

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Very professional environment

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

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

Pros

Depending on your department, but overall everyone is a smart professional and there isn't the office drama (although in some departments people stir it up). Expectations and evaluation of success is very transparent.

Cons

Promotion/movement is very hard, although some people are given a fast-track on a very arbitrary basis. HR is highly highly process-driven, putting a great deal of burden on the rest of the departments in hiring, evaluation, promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make internal HR decisions as necessary without being tied by HR, but also apply this across the board. Evaluate individual trajectories (people suddenly becoming directors) and tie titles to standards across all departments.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work, not always cutting edge, but trying.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible schedule, partial telecommuting options for some tech folks. High visibility work that reaches a lot of people. Lots of room to move around the company to try out different types of careers. Room to try new things if you get the right people's attention.

    Cons

    Inconsistent across teams. Some teams are great, others not so much. Moving can involve playing politics if you are stuck on a bad team. Some bitterness still remains from before washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post were living under one roof together. News industry, in general, is a bit unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a good job. I hope they keep doing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr Java back end Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    The interviewers were cool and calm and make you feel free.

    Cons

    Same set of questions are asked in each interview.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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