Huffington Post Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Blogger- Fairly Satisfied

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Blogger
    Former Employee - Blogger

    I worked at Huffington Post

    Pros

    It's a great platform to get your work published!

    Cons

    Slow processing, sometimes unresponsive editors, no pay, no way to edit articles.

    Advice to Management

    Take on less bloggers, or hire more staff.

  2. Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good starter job, low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Huffington Post as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The work environment is pleasing. The promotion of work-life balance is stellar. Healthy snacks galore are available. There's plenty of space to move around and work so that you're not just stuck at your desk all day long. There's also the option of working remotely. There are nap rooms. Every Thursday there's an in-house happy hour. There is some room for growth if you take initiative and make it your business to get to know everyone in the company.

    Cons

    Desk space is limited. Favorites are taken. There's not a big enough budget to hire hopefuls. Interns and fellows are rotated to do the work that full time writers and editors should be doing.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. Photo side: A lot of creative flexibility in the role I had, until it was swiftly taken away with no explanation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer/Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photographer/Photo Editor in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    I loved the flexibility we had on the photo team: creating content of our choosing, as well as filling request from the editors, doing research, and understanding photo rights offered the best of all the photo worlds.

    Cons

    There isn't a clear structure and often times rejections (and approvals) are given with no explanation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that transparency is important to your employees. Be honest and avoid secrecy when it matters.

  9. Account Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company, Arianna's vision, company culture

    Cons

    Not a sales-focused organization (more edit-focused)

  10. Constantly changing place but with many smart junior people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huffington Post

    Pros

    Great group of smart, driven and fun individuals on the Business team.

    Cons

    Too much internal politics and too many young people with too much unwarranted authority.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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