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Fabled news organization, now owned privately, disruptive times for print

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsThere is a well-funded pension plan here.
The history of the company is interesting. Watergate, Pentagon Papers, Unibomber papers, all the news about NSA and CIA, anything to do with elections.
The projects can be very exciting and unusual.
There is a good discount on newspaper subscriptions for employees.
A strange new Guaranteed Savings contribution type of thing instead of a large 401(k) match.

ConsThe news industry has been hurt by the free news available on TV and the Internet.
Many cuts have left morale in the dumps, but our new owner (Amazon's founder: Jeff Bezos) is inspiring some hope here. The new owner is NOT Amazon itself, but taken private from the Graham family's publicly traded company (now known as Graham Holdings Inc.).
The 401(k) match (not counting the Guaranteed Savings contribution piece) is only against the first 1% of the employee's contribution.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers and when you call people, they answer.

    Reporter (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: You get to be a part of one of the greatest legacy newsrooms on the face of the planet. The people here are… Cons: Don't be a journalist if you want work-life balance. Especially at The Post, you have to mindful of where you are and the standards that… Advice to Senior Management: Younger people tend to be overlooked in the newsroom a bit -- and not just because they aren't willing to put in their dues. A… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    The Washington Post is a vibrant organization open to change.

    Assignment Editor (Current Employee) Washington, DC

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

    Pros: Senior management is open to new ideas and willing to allow employees to experiment… Cons: I wish there was more diversity in upper management and those identified as "star"… Advice to Senior Management: Don't fall victim to the star system. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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