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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
107 Reviews
3.7
107 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.  

    Advertising Agents

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Train us for Digital sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Terrific place

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

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

    Pros

    High aspirations, willing to try things

    Cons

    It's a newspaper. Lots of grousing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep having high aspirations and being willing to try things

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice benefits and challenging/interesting projects.

    Cons

    I have no cons to list - all good things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Incredible journalists, but difficult management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Pros

    The ability to work with some of the best journalists in the world.

    Cons

    Journalists aren't always the best managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Frustrating and so much more potential than they realized

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    It's a new world

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    • 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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
  9.  

    Good company

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Communication with other department is efficient

    Cons

    company is not pursuing high profit

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    An ok work place

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    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.

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