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Absolutely zero leadership

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

The people that do the actual work are great people. The tech side of the house is actually filled with very intelligent people.

Cons

Leadership is astoundingly bad. There's 0 vision for the company, other than trying to maintain what's left of print circulation. Projects are started and killed a year later despite success. There's no rhyme or reason to anything.

Watch massive layoffs to hit the operating income (100's of people), and then the publisher will take a $3million bonus for hitting the target.

The industry is only getting worse, and there are absolutely zero plans in progress to address the downward spiral.

At this point Don is treating the company like a charity, not a business.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your growth sectors, fire every single one of your executives, cut the middle management, and produce better content. You need ONE person with vision and some people to execute. You currently have around 40 "leaders" with no vision at all.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Kaplan University, a Washington Post Company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, education package and personal development.

    Cons

    Company is contracting in an effort to find good sales strategy in the face of government scrutiny. Must be top producer with verbal talent to survive in the sales division of the company. Slackers need not apply because you will get three strikes and your out. There are performance expectation for each term and if you miss three you are terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest in your conversations about expectations. People seem to believe there can be reprieve from termination is goal expectations are not met by intervention of management and that is not the case.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, good work environment

    Cons

    downtown parking expensive, depend on public transportation

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