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IT Technical Support Help Desk 1st, 2nd & 3rd levels

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Springfield, VA
Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Springfield, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

IT advancements short lived before completing projects

Cons

Industry is changing Paper format is no longer required

Advice to Management

Explain this please Explain this please

Other Employee Reviews for The Washington Post

  1. Helpful (2)

    Don't get stuck here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Outdated technology and day-to-day processes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    You can't get blood out of a turnip.


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