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Absolutely zero leadership

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

ConsLeadership 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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… Advice to Senior Management: Be more honest in your conversations about expectations. People seem to believe there can be reprieve… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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