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Happy to be gone

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Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC

I worked at The Washington Post full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great, great people. Cannot say enough about the (regular worker) people!

Cons

Journalist side of the house is highly favored over supporting departments (HR, finance, IT, marketing, sales, etc). High-level executives are completely disconnected from those that do the work. There are literally no employee perks left -- no cafeteria, no coffee/tea/water, barely any health benefits, no holiday parties, no tuition reimbursement, no bonuses (for anyone but high-level executive), etc. Many people who have been in the same job for years (decades even). Utter lack of innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need some charismatic leaders with vision (maybe Jeff Bezos is the guy!). Clean house of executives who do not actively move the company toward mobile and web-based content. Print is a sinking ship, start acting like it. Lip service does not turn companies around. Put your money where you mouth is.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Don't get stuck here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's great to tell people that you work for an institution. The brand has prestige and that draws really talented people. Our news department still occasionally offers public service such as our series on Walter Reed, breaking news coverage and even some of the daily Metro reportage.

    Cons

    The newsroom is in serious cutback mode. There are more and more mistakes in our stories -- everything from fact errors to typos. We're constantly told by the publisher to make ourselves "indispensible" by doubling up on more work. However, through a quiet process of attrition, we've been made to feel disposable and that no one can actually be indispensible. The pressure is horrible. When it's time for evaluations, qualified people get pushed out the door as a way to get around 'last hired, first fired.' The newer employees are also leaving because of the bad morale and low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to treating your employees like employees instead of pack mules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outdated technology and day-to-day processes

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, location, metro-accessible, health benefits and compensation package, overtime, amount of vacation and sick days available and the largest and most-recognized print news source in the Washington, DC area

    Cons

    Upper management and managers are clueless when making decisions, old technology, sales goals are not realistic, trying to hold on to a dying print-based industry, no tuition reimbursement and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't get blood out of a turnip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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