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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Decent pay for the region

Cons

Bad Commute if not living in DC

Advice to Management

Please connect with your team

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  1. Great people, great culture!

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    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

    The people at the Post are great to work with! Additionally, the firm is exploring new ventures and is working to advance the synergy of its digital and print products.

    Cons

    At the same time, the increasing use of tablets and other print substitutes have put a lot of pressure on the firm.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Absolutely zero leadership

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    • Culture & Values
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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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