The Washington Post

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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.

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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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    Myopic organization run like a chaotic family business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    nothing..This organization is a joke for any self respecting ambitious professional

    Cons

    Run away from this. No direction or vision. The executives have no idea what does digital/ mobile world means. Very incompetent and unethical company. I am surprised how it has still been part of Berkshire portfolio. This business should not be in existence since it does more harm than good to the society. Content is produced by third grade editorial team that has no respect for what user wants in the current times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cooking books for making year end bonuses. Face reality. Print is dying. Adapt to mobile/digital world, way other businesses did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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