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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
103 Reviews
3.7
103 Reviews
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Work/Life balance and good overall culture (in 5 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Frustrating and so much more potential than they realized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The product, reporters, journalism, benefits, company values, and the overall work environment. The building was antiquated but had a decent gym.

    Cons

    Leadership wanted to keep things the status quo. No sense of urgency to change things to stay relevant as a news organization. Rewarded more for looking busy than for meeting quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been some significant changes, I hope it is for the better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's a new world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Post is working hard to be a leader in the new world of media.

    Cons

    The best jobs are working on the cutting edge of media, and in the news room. Roles that support the news room (advertising, production) are not high-profile with C-level executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Media culture is changing, that is clear. But the groups in charge of internal communication and morale-building activities/benefits have not been on the cutting edge. So much could be done for so little.
    For starters, get some people with charisma to dole out inspiration from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    My only job where I got awesome salary and a lot of challenging work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work on cutting edge technologies, lot of projects in latest trends.
    Two day work from home.

    Cons

    it took me more than a minute to think of a CON, that means I have none, or are not significant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Communication with other department is efficient

    Cons

    company is not pursuing high profit

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people who were angry that the future was hurting their former monopoly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Digital Editor in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Surround yourself with people who write the first drafts of history. A culture of patience that values accuracy to the max. Values are strong and rewarded.

    Cons

    A culture that sees the future as a threat and not an opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't reward people that keep looking to the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy working hours. As long as you get your work done, management is not hounding you with respect to your time. Not a "punching the clock" atmosphere.
    I love the gym downstairs with classes (yoga, kickboxing, strength training)! I've lost weight and feel great! Awesome place to work. The rooftop patio was amazing too.

    Cons

    The company is moving to a smaller location come 2015. No more gym and classes. No more rooftop patio. The atmosphere will change as the company transitions as employees will have to share desks and work from home more often. Sad turn of events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on what your doing. You're doing great!

  8.  

    Slowly improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Web Editor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, commitment to journalism, opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and office politics, less than stellar pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is headed in a new direction and has a much brighter future. What makes it so great to work here is the people. I have never been surrounded by so many competent and helpful people.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is a little difficult depending on where you are in the company. Be sure that you have a promotion path planned and available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An ok work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at The Washington Post part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    when you are a sub, you get to pick your own schedule every week. This gives you an opportunity to be more flexible. you can choose to be off up to 3 months so its a very good part time work.

    Cons

    The management lacks leadership skills. the direct managers are picked right off of the work place with no educational background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers needs to be given leadership training. There should also be a way to get feedback on how the managers' performances are.

  11.  

    Happy I worked here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hands-down best people I've ever worked with, cool location, proud to work for a well-known brand

    Cons

    Things move slowly and some of the egos on the business side are inexplicably inflated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smart as you've been doing for the past few years. Don't be afraid to filter out those who are afraid of change - they will hold you back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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