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"Great people, great culture!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people at the Post are great to work with! Additionally, the firm is exploring new ventures and is working to advance the synergy of its digital and print products.

Cons

At the same time, the increasing use of tablets and other print substitutes have put a lot of pressure on the firm.

The Washington Post Response

Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences. You mentioned the pressure felt as the world enters the digital age. We're proud of our... More

Other Employee Reviews for The Washington Post

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Absolutely zero leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that do the actual work are great people. The tech side of the house is actually filled with very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Leadership is astoundingly bad. There's 0 vision for the company, other than trying to maintain what's left of print circulation. Projects are started and killed a year later despite success. There's no rhyme or reason to anything.

    Watch massive layoffs to hit the operating income (100's of people), and then the publisher will take a $3million bonus for hitting the target.

    The industry is only getting worse, and there are absolutely zero plans in progress to address the downward spiral.

    At this point Don is treating the company like a charity, not a business.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your growth sectors, fire every single one of your executives, cut the middle management, and produce better content. You need ONE person with vision and some people to execute. You currently have around 40 "leaders" with no vision at all.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a great place to work for all. We’d love to hear more specifics and if you feel the same with... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Myopic organization run like a chaotic family business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing..This organization is a joke for any self respecting ambitious professional

    Cons

    Run away from this. No direction or vision. The executives have no idea what does digital/ mobile world means. Very incompetent and unethical company. I am surprised how it has still been part of Berkshire portfolio. This business should not be in existence since it does more harm than good to the society. Content is produced by third grade editorial team that has no respect for what user wants in the current times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cooking books for making year end bonuses. Face reality. Print is dying. Adapt to mobile/digital world, way other businesses did.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a great place to work for all. We’d love to hear more specifics and if you feel the same with... More

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