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Good place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assignment Editor in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Assignment Editor in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Its a well-respected publication, and carries prestige.

Cons

The newspaper industry is iffy.

Other Employee Reviews for The Washington Post

  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (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 whip-smart and very willing to teach you. D.C. can be a great town if it's the kind of place that fits your personality.

    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 the company name implies. The newsroom can be a bit chaotic, but if you know what you want and you do good work, that rises above all.

    Advice to 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 lot of the upper management, and some of the older reporters, are still having a problem with the shift to digital news and all that implies, so in some quarters you may have trouble finding respect for new ideas. That said, there are definitely people who will listen to you, have clout, and are willing to get things done. You just have to find them.


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