Huffington Post Reviews

Updated August 9, 2015
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  1. team manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    all good.................................work hard and take job seriously ............. It pays off!

    Cons

    nothing really negative to say about working here. Good company with good benefits. Some many have cons but not in my case. All good.

    Advice to Management

    management is quite good at connecting with their employees so I would advise to keep doing the same.... management is very good.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Huffington Post part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Nice colleagues. Able to be up-to-date on the news as it is a job requirements.

    Cons

    Eyes can get tired from staring at a computer screen for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Implement mini-breaks in the schedule


  3. Be careful...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Somewhat Machiavellian newsroom politics, schizophrenic management style.


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  5. Blogger scoop

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    Current Employee - Blogger in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Blogger in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Most amazing group of people.

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huffington Post (More than 3 years)

    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.


  8. Associate Editor

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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
    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.


  10. Producer

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    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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