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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
101 Reviews
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101 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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  1.  

    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

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager

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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

    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
  3.  

    Little to complain about

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post part-time

    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
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  5.  

    So far so good as a new employee

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

    I have been working at The Washington Post part-time (less than an year)

    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

  6.  

    Disrespectful, offensive and archaic.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (less than an year)

    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
  7.  

    Abundant flexibility with creative freedom

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

    I worked at The Washington Post part-time

    Pros

    experience, working for a major and widely recognized brand

    Cons

    Minimal opportunities for advancement in positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    work env @ washington post

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

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  9.  

    A good job in a bad industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Smart managers, great family-owned company

    Cons

    Dying industry, employees feared losing their jobs constantly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out the Web

  10.  

    IT Technical Support Help Desk 1st, 2nd & 3rd levels

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - IT Technical Support in Springfield, VA

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    IT advancements short lived before completing projects

    Cons

    Industry is changing Paper format is no longer required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain this please Explain this please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Talented people, working hard toTa convey good vvvvjournalism.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    Quality 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing quality journalism, and being open to new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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