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Huffington Post Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
29 Reviews
3.8
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    Intern

    Former Employee - LAMP Developer
    Former Employee - LAMP Developer

    I worked at Huffington Post as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice work as an intern

    Cons

    Sometimes No work for an intern.

    Recommends
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    Fly high a few months. Nosedive into the floor.

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    Current Employee - Senior Level Tech Team  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Level Tech Team in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huffington Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tech Team is full of good people who work work hard and generally do good work. Probably a great place to work as a first job or as a junior level person.

    Cons

    The top-level managers are too busy blaming each other to make needed steps towards a brighter future. Forward thinking folk are made to feel as though they are below people who are single-minded with an overly narrow focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fighting with each other and start integrating with each other. There is so much talent in that tech team, but there is serious failure to allow people to succeed. Listen more, please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfyingly busy, but little to no recognition if you don't live in NY

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    Former Employee - Editor  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Editor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of young, smart people who are very open to helping you learn best practices for online journalism (or at least, there were). It's an excellent way to learn internet journalism, breaking news, etc.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. There are many young (inexperienced managers) who are very smart, but not very great managers. There are many arbitrary changes happening all the time and there is no work-life balance. You will work weekends if you don't live in NY and you will feel invisible if you don't live in NY. Felt like there was less and less structure as the years passed. Also, very poor pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The huffington post is just lots of fun all round

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huffington Post

    Pros

    You can take a break at the tennis table or with a beer at your desk. They are very considerate about employees and want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

    Cons

    Its hard not to go to the nap room on a slow day. Plus lunch spots are expensive but not really that good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing your best.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    news factory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time

    Pros

    It's a job in journalism, which are had to come by, and there are some great people working there, meaning it's a good opportunity to make friends and connections for that next gig.

    Cons

    Shoulder-to-shoulder factory like conditions. Little room for advancement. Potential for clicks always trumps newsworthiness. Weird, seemingly unspoken power structure based on who knows whom. Overall very strange and uncomfortable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Can feel like a startup feel, but with established company resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You feel you are part of something big that will only continue to be bigger.
    Great employee benefits with a laid back, flexible and zen company culture.

    Cons

    Low-pay for editors.
    High turnover.
    Biz vs church (biz vs editorial)
    Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better mediation within edit & biz.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Satisfying Job

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    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huffington Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast pace, flexibility, opportunity to advance, good benefits

    Cons

    not always thinking about long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think Long Term, think about investing in brand, getting more views shouldn't be the only target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dynamic, fast-paced journalism environment with cushy corporate perks from AOL

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    Current Employee - Associate Editor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huffington Post full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing organization, global reach/expansion, young talent, work-life balance, supportive teams

    Cons

    The verticals are relatively isolated from one another, too much gmail communication and not enough face-to-face

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more interaction between sections of HuffPost and between HuffPost and AOL.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Back End Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Backend Dev  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Backend Dev in New York, NY

    I worked at Huffington Post as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool environment: nap room, free yoga sessions, free gym, free beverages and snacks every day. Very cool to be working in a news room with bloggers. HuffPost Live right downstairs with daily celebrity interviews.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized, some inefficient carry-overs from AOL, management structure is not clear, lots of meetings. Not much interaction with bloggers; engineering team was very separate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either give your employees more autonomy or make the environment more structured. Its sort of at an awkward in-between right now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Huffington Post full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free snacks, nap rooms, gym upstairs, great benefits

    Cons

    where do I start. It has over-all been a disappointment. The hiring process vs. the actual experience felt like a bait-and-switch. Without getting into the hairy details, suffice to say that more senior-level responsibilities were promised, but I soon realized it had only been lip-service to get me in the door. Overall, let's just say that HuffPo looks great from the outside, but inside it's not so bright.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at your hiring practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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