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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
94 Reviews

3.4
94 Reviews
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The Washington Post Publisher and CEO Katharine Weymouth
Katharine Weymouth
13 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The Post is a great place to gain some experience but it's difficult to climb upwards.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Great brand name
    - Ability to move within the company
    - Exciting workplace

    Cons

    - Not much opportunity for growth
    - News industry is uncertain
    - Unionized workplace does more harm than good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of your younger talent. They are the future of the company but you are losing them by not allowing them to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was challenging and I experienced constant change.

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    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Admissions Advisor in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    Free education was provided to all employees.

    Cons

    Management treated employees poorly and viewed them as chattel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to apply basic business principles and ethics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive superiors, respectful environment, appreciate an entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    The industry was under distress when I arrived, this added a level of environmental stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Top tier organization for those looking for a challenging and rewarding career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The Post has a very collegial environment. They reward performance rather than longevity, and for a company facing significant industry changes, they continue to invest in growth areas.

    Cons

    The Post can sometimes straddle the line between making a big bet, but under-dedicating resources to it. It has a strong culture that favors people who have cut their teeth in sales - though this is changing with the increased investment in the tech group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very intelligent, friendly group of people

    Cons

    Young management - friction with employees based on their inexperience managing experienced sales people. Major shift in business model and results put a lot of pressure on everyone

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Little to complain about

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The people are hard-working, intelligent, and passionate—and often very kind, to boot. The benefits are quite good for freelancers and part-timers.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Especially with Bezos in charge now, please keep the bottom line out of your mind!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Disrespectful, offensive and archaic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    none, run away very quickly

    Cons

    Where do I start? This place is going nowhere fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ritual seppuku

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So far so good as a new employee

    Current Employee - Utility Mailer  in  Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in Springfield, VA

    Pros

    The hiring staff and management is very nice at the Springfield plant in Virginia

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction between workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce new workers to the foremen and supervisors

  10.  

    Abundant flexibility with creative freedom

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    experience, working for a major and widely recognized brand

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for advancement in positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    work env @ washington post

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    Current Employee - IT  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT in Washington, DC

    Pros

    best place to work, new technologies, work gets recognized. You get opportunities to prove yourself, telecommuting benefits.

    Cons

    Has become private company now but under the ownership of a leader who knows on-line business and has capacity to turn it around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what are doing with sincerity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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