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The Washington Post Washington, DC Reviews

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Brilliant colleagues all working toward a common goal
    -A priority to promote from within (new jobs and openings are posted almost daily)
    -Pay is competitive
    -A mission dedicated to high-quality journalism
    -An exciting, fast-paced atmosphere that nurtures and encourages new ideas
    -Cool office, great views, in an awesome location
    -Five. Months. Parental. Leave.

    Cons

    -For some, the course correction in directives can be a little jarring at times. (Mental flexibility is the key to growth)
    -Certain positions require odd hours of work
    -Because of the high-profile nature of the institution, internal drama and politics can spill out into the public discourse

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The Washington Post Washington, DC Photos

The Washington Post photo of: Eugene Meyer principles for sound journalism
The Washington Post photo of: Inspiring quotes from current and past leaders adorn the walls of the D.C. office.
The Washington Post photo of: Ned the Newshound
The Washington Post photo of: Historic press plates are scattered throughout the D.C. office.
The Washington Post photo of: Important headlines from throughout The Washington Post's history adorn the conference room walls.
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The Washington Post Washington, DC Salaries

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$105,508 per year
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$88,379 per year
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The Washington Post Washington, DC Interviews

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Washington Post (Washington, DC) in February 2022.

    Interview

    60 minute intro phone call and light technical screen (Javascript, Java) with the engineering director
    30 minute phone call with the recruiter to discuss the position, work experience, and answer questions

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Arc XP?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of your most recent or relevant work experience and how it relates to the work you would do at Arc XP.   Answer Question
    • Explain various technical concepts (null vs undefined, promises, async await, try catch finally, MVC, recursion, polymorphism, static and final keywords, SQL vs NoSQL databases)   Answer Question
    • Describe your experience with Agile and CI/CD.   Answer Question
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