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Huffington Post Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Account Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company, Arianna's vision, company culture

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7. 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 (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
  8.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - LAMP Developer
    Former Employee - LAMP Developer

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

    Pros

    Nice work as an intern

    Cons

    Sometimes No work for an intern.

    Recommends
  9.  

    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.

  10. 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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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