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Updated April 24, 2015
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

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

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    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)

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

    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.

  2. Lots of opportunity, lots of growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

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

    Pros

    The company is moving at a great pace with lots of new talent and projects. Employees are allowed to bring ideas to the table and move forward with those ideas. The age of going through multiple meetings to get an idea approved are mostly over.

    Cons

    Not many cons in my experience. As with most companies, there could be more diversity--especially in regards to women.

    Advice to Management

    With so much transition and new (young) employees, don't forget the ones who bring a different sort of experience to the table.

  3. Great work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

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

    Pros

    Respectful environment, room for growth, good work/life balance

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

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  5. I came back after 2 years away, and the change is really positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    So many talented people here, and despite all the changes, a stable core of experienced veterans. Opportunities for growth and new responsibilities

    Cons

    The existing building is tired and run down, but this will change with the move to a new location

  6. Helpful (2)

    Complex place given the challenges to the newspaper industry but the ongoing importance of serious journalism.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a major news brand puts you in a relatively better position for future success.

    Cons

    Journalism just ain't what it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Hire product teams that can deliver deeper content value to online consumers if you want people online to pay.

  7. Okay then, maybe a different environment now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Web side during my tenure was very active and there were many opportunities and a lot of support from the dot-com editorial team to design and produce new ways to present news and features data.

    Cons

    Tension existed between the print and web operations, which created issues when determining who the decision makers were on a project.

  8. Terrific place

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High aspirations, willing to try things

    Cons

    It's a newspaper. Lots of grousing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep having high aspirations and being willing to try things

  9. Meh

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of projects
    Decent work/life balance
    Good location

    Cons

    Not many career options if you aren't just starting your career or already are a director

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice benefits and challenging/interesting projects.

    Cons

    I have no cons to list - all good things

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Advertising Agents

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at The Washington Post as a contractor (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Independence, yearly contractual agreement, good products for print advertisers

    Cons

    Emphasize on digital sales, however, no training for this media, thus, a decline in income because we are limited to sell print only, which the circulation has certainly decreased. No commission for new accounts, reduce commission from prior years

    Advice to Management

    Train us for Digital sales

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