The Washington Post Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. 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
    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


  2. 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
    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.


  3. 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.


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  5. Terrific place

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep having high aspirations and being willing to try things


  6. Helpful (1)

    Meh

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    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. Helpful (1)

    Incredible journalists, but difficult management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Journalists aren't always the best managers.


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. It's a new world

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    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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