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
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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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    New but Happy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative, intelligent coworkers, meaningful work, clear strategies, potential for growth, great location, good perks, lots of training and development, etc.

    ConsIf you come from a small org. you need to get used to a bigger environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe reviews on Glassdoor are a lot more negative than the experiences I have had first-hand. It would be a shame to deter talent from joining the organization based on these negative reviews!

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

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    Great place to work - enjoyable, challenging & interesting.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat co-workers, great location, work is meaningful, challenging, interesting and valued. Opportunities for growth and learning. My management team is terrific.

    ConsSome areas are stuck in past - this is changing, just needs to be faster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease tele work and flex work schedules. Make it easy for work to be done form any location - we all need work cell phones and tablets. A good amount of dead weight has been cut. There needs to be salary increases for people who are left who are top performers. Continue to cut dead weight especially within the mgmt ranks.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was a talented and energetic staff throughout my entire tenure at the newspaper, which is popular with Metro riders.

    ConsThe hours are challenging for someone looking to raise a family, as is the case with all jobs in the journalism field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Refreshing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat environment that appreciates valuable input, very consultatitive business, well-structured, management is sharp, excellent benefits, the transition with the Bezos acquisition is going very well - has left a great sense of excitement among the Post, great opportuntiy to work with smart people.

    ConsParking can be difficult if you don't care to metro

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

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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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    Talented people, working hard toTa convey good vvvvjournalism.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsLots of opportunity for people who are committed and ambitious. A newsroom open to ideas and innovation. Our industry is going through tremendous change, but The Post at least is open to change, and now with the purchase by Jeff Bezos, I'm sure you'll see more change.

    ConsQuality of editors varies, some excellent, some not so much. Some editors not adventurous enough, or insightful enough to spot good ideas and implement them or not confident enough to let their reporters run with a good idea.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing quality journalism, and being open to new ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good internship experience.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGood learning environment. great newspaper. The managers and other cowokers were extremely knowledgeble, friendly, and eager to assist you in whatever way you in whatever way they can.

    ConsCan get dull at times. The work can be repetitive - perhaps accounting just isn't for me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a pretty good experience.

    National Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsPros: Decent Middle management, working for a World Class Brand and excellent sales support. Great Work/Life balance and good overall culture.

    ConsCons: Lacking in the technology and Programmatic department, slow on the uptake and staying relevant/competitive in the marketplace. Salaries are not very competitive and opportunities for growth are non-existent. Lack of Brand Identity: too Washington DC focused and not enough of a national New site focus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job on the re-org, more focus needs to be on bringing up the top performers and getting rid of the dead weight. Need to Re-energize company values and company culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGreat people and good environment.

    ConsInnovation and research and developement

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    Great place to work for hard working individuals, but needs position itself for the future

    Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe Post has a very collegial environment. Hard-work and performance are rewarded. The Washington Post is a great brand that is recognized internationally. It's nice to mention your employer and have people recognize it. Increased investment in technology is promising for the future.

    ConsIt has a very strong legacy business, which is declining. The future mission is not clear. However, it is clear that The Washington Post is investing a lot of time and energy in the future of the company trying "crack the code" of the media industry/newspaper/technology dilemma and where it wants to place its self.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery much a classic business model hierarchy. Need to figure out the company's new mission. Share the mission with employees. Be transparent. Need to re-structure for the future and try some more modern workplace initiatives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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