The Washington Post
3.0 of 5 92 reviews
www.washingtonpost.com Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

The Washington Post Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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3.0 92 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

The Washington Post Publisher and CEO Katharine Weymouth

Katharine Weymouth

(12 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
92 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Work/Life balance and good overall culture"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Strong heritage, great brand, trusted publication, friendly and intelligent coworkers"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not very likely to get a raise or bonus unless you are a sales rep or upper management and some departments are short staffed"
    in 8 reviews
  • "The news industry has been hurt by the free news available on TV and the Internet"
    in 4 reviews
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    Little to complain about

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe people are hard-working, intelligent, and passionate—and often very kind, to boot. The benefits are quite good for freelancers and part-timers.

    ConsThe only significant downside relates to media generally today—it does not receive as much financial support as an organization of this importance deserves. People are often stretched fairly thin for this reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEspecially with Bezos in charge now, please keep the bottom line out of your mind!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Post is a great place to gain some experience but it's difficult to climb upwards.

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros- Flexible work hours
    - Great brand name
    - Ability to move within the company
    - Exciting workplace

    Cons- Not much opportunity for growth
    - News industry is uncertain
    - Unionized workplace does more harm than good

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advantage of your younger talent. They are the future of the company but you are losing them by not allowing them to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was challenging and I experienced constant change.

    Admissions Advisor (Former Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsFree education was provided to all employees.

    ConsManagement treated employees poorly and viewed them as chattel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to apply basic business principles and ethics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery intelligent, friendly group of people

    ConsYoung management - friction with employees based on their inexperience managing experienced sales people. Major shift in business model and results put a lot of pressure on everyone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So far so good as a new employee

    Utility Mailer (Current Employee)
    Springfield, VA

    ProsThe hiring staff and management is very nice at the Springfield plant in Virginia

    ConsNot a lot of interaction between workers

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce new workers to the foremen and supervisors

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    Disrespectful, offensive and archaic.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnone, run away very quickly

    ConsWhere do I start? This place is going nowhere fast.

    Advice to Senior Managementritual seppuku

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Abundant flexibility with creative freedom

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosexperience, working for a major and widely recognized brand

    ConsMinimal opportunities for advancement in positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    work env @ washington post

    IT (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosbest place to work, new technologies, work gets recognized. You get opportunities to prove yourself, telecommuting benefits.

    ConsHas become private company now but under the ownership of a leader who knows on-line business and has capacity to turn it around

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what are doing with sincerity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good job in a bad industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart managers, great family-owned company

    ConsDying industry, employees feared losing their jobs constantly

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out the Web

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    IT Technical Support Help Desk 1st, 2nd & 3rd levels

    IT Technical Support (Current Employee)
    Springfield, VA

    ProsIT advancements short lived before completing projects

    ConsIndustry is changing Paper format is no longer required

    Advice to Senior ManagementExplain this please Explain this please

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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