Huffington Post Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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  1. Most amazing group of people.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of beautiful people. In every sense of the word. The management is fair and balanced. Love the culture. People are friendly. Especially if you're a designer. You get treated really well. Awesome for gay parents. Women are treated well. And they have interesting international policies.

    Cons

    Long hours, variable bonus, weird hiring & tiring & firing policies. Double speak, excision from meetings, and lots of hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay clean, mean, and super green. You guys are fighting the good fight, and I'm proud to have this on my resume. All the best.


  2. Be careful...

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, plenty of enthusiasm and energy. Satisfaction of seeing your stories go viral.

    Cons

    Somewhat Machiavellian newsroom politics, schizophrenic management style.


  3. Blogger scoop

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

    I have been working at Huffington Post (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Writing for Huffington Post provides great exposure and the affiliation with a well-known national brand. Their tools for promoting stories are well designed and fairly easy to use.

    Cons

    Ariana gets all the scratch. That ain't right.

    Advice to Management

    Pay up. That would be nice.


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  5. "Hell is working at Huffpost."

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In spite of everything, there are some very talented people who have worked for the company. Every couple of years the company decides that it wants to be taken seriously and hires some good journalists. Of course, those journalists invariably leave or get fired.

    Cons

    The fundamental problem with HuffPost is that it's a journalism outfit run by someone who has no experience as a journalist and no real appreciation for the work that goes into real journalism. The founder and leader cares about promoting her brand above all, and that's something that can best be accomplished through clicky aggregation and SEO gaming, not real reporting. Read the Gawker article: "Hell Is Working At HuffPost." Every word rings true.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to imagine a typical HuffPost manager seeking advice here, much less taking it. But if you're reading this, I guess you should try to emulate the few managers who try to nurture their employees and protect them from the leadership's whims.


  6. Associate Editor

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

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Nice people. I Was able to start as an intern and gradually worked my way up to Associate Editor.

    Cons

    Very hectic, sometime vague instructions. The office space was ok, but growth of company kept things changing all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the management is gone from when I was there. They have all moved on to bigger and better things. The AOL team was fairly helpful


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    Producer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huffington Post

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, resources, amenities. It was great to chase any curiosity or passion you have. Cutting edge operation in terms of tech and media integration that really pushed the envelope for audience interaction.

    Cons

    Horrible management, no Human Resources to deal with management, commitment to quantity not quality. Psychopathic behavior rewarded. Kindness and work ethic taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who your weak links are - it's usually the people who don't think there's any problems.


  8. Producer

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    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    AOL is a great parent company. Great benefits, great offices and fun perks.

    Cons

    $ could be better. Competition among other employees could be toned down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good starter job, low pay

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

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone loves what they do, and there are lots of fun young people in the newsroom

    Cons

    Editors work too hard for too little money. Management is young so they don't always know what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional, be better mentors, focus more on encouraging your employees' growth instead of playing politics to make sure you get ahead


  10. Helpful (1)

    It's been a decent experience with a lot of ups and downs -- large media company still trying to act like a startup.

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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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Talent / People -- average age is probably around 25 or 26. Lots of very talented, smart, fun people. - Culturally relevant, successful news organization, big name that a lot of people know

    Cons

    - People -- lots of smart young people, but the newsroom can feel pretty cliquish - HR and interaction with parent company AOL can be nightmarish - Management structure is terrible - lots of employees complain about lack of feedback and performance reviews - Unclear path to promotion and advancement - Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    - Institute a more formal management structure - Make sure employees feel acknowledged, respected, and understood - Reduce worker turnover by treating them better - from vacation and breaks to salary


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tech team always innovating and working on cool stuff. The hierarchy is pretty flat, no middle management, little politics. Flex hours also a huge plus.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons, I really enjoyed my time working there.



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