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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
108 Reviews
3.6
108 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.  

    Salary

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

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

    Pros

    Company cares for its employees

    Cons

    Just bought out by Amazon. Future unknown

  2.  

    Company is in transition.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Company has a great work-life balance, family friendly-understands when you have to deal with health or family issues.

    Cons

    Company is downsizing and in transition. Not very likely to get a raise or bonus unless you are a sales rep or upper management and some departments are short staffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company is going in the wrong direction in the management positions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers, hard workering people that are friendly.

    Cons

    Very racists & show favoritism toward certain employees who are not even fit for the postions they hold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at some of your own workplace harrasment videos that you make all employees watch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Refreshing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Great environment that appreciates valuable input, very consultatitive business, well-structured, management is sharp, excellent benefits, the transition with the Bezos acquisition is going very well - has left a great sense of excitement among the Post, great opportuntiy to work with smart people.

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult if you don't care to metro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post as an intern (less than a year)

    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
  8.  

    Little to complain about

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    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
  9.  

    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

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

    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
  10.  

    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

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

    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
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    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

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