The Washington Post Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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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    • Senior Management
    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. Forward thinking engineering

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experimentation encouraged, early access to new/unreleased devices, fully AWS-powered

    Cons

    Other depts aren't as up to speed as Engineering


  3. Graphic Design

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Great people and great product.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours.


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  5. Great work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Terrific place

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  8. 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 a 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 Management

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


  9. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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.


  10. Happy I worked here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Perhaps the best journalism job one can have

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Editor/Slot in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Copy Editor/Slot in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experiences almost daily in working with some of the best journalists in the business. Exciting, engaging atmosphere where quality was always the biggest consideration. Lots of friendly people.
    Senior management has changed since my time there, but I hear good things from friends who are still around.
    There's nothing like the place on election night.
    Compensation is very good to excellent.

    Cons

    As budgetary concerns became more serious toward the end of my time there, quite a bit more pressure was put on copy editors and supervisors as the desks evolved from separate National, Foreign, Financial, etc., to A-Section then Universal. It was difficult to try to meet the same standards we had met for years.

    Advice to Management

    Despite the need to focus heavily on digital, I think a nationwide Sunday Post print edition would sell well.



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