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  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours" (in 4 reviews)

  • "However, through a quiet process of attrition, we've been made to feel disposable and that no one can actually be indispensible" (in 4 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"I worked here full time"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

I worked at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

A great place to work!

Cons

There is always a lot of change

Advice to Management

none

The Washington Post Response

Mar 19, 2019 – The Washington Post Team

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience working at The Washington Post. We're glad it was a positive experience for you. It's the people behind The Post that make this... More

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great people, Greak Work, Lower pay"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard interesting work with very high performing colleagues. Work/life balance in engineering is very flexible with plenty of remote options.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted/raises. Know your worth.

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 19, 2019 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for writing a review! We're glad you enjoyed the flexibility of our engineering team and had a positive experience overall. Thanks for your feedback on promotions. We'd love to hear more as we... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not for PoC or Women"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Developer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume

    Cons

    This place has an issue retaining people of color and women that they acknowledge but don’t do anything about. Specifically in engineering the senior management and C Suite have created an environment where if you vocalize issues with process (there are tons) you are outcast and pushed out of the company. It is very much an old boys club and unless you’re a white man there is no chance of you rising to any management or upper management position. Of all the teams there, there are maybe 3 good teams with good managers. The rest have terrible managers, there’s no sense of community, leadership or mentorship. There’s no good system to move teams because your ability to move teams is based on your managers review, and if your manager is not good then your chances of going to an internal team are low. This also limits your chance for the very frugal annual raise as well. HR doesn’t properly handle these situations, they have aided in managing out of several PoC and women employees. Since management opportunities only exist for a select few there is a very competitive toxic work environment. Don’t reccomend for anyone jr - mid level. I think this place is only barely doable if you’re super senior and can handle the terrible work environment and have the know how to untangle the mess that is the majority of the code bases. The only culture here is “if you’re silent about your pain they will kill you and say you enjoyed it”.

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers with experience, get a better pipeline for PoC and women to be able to safely report issues. Offer better benefits. Create a new better environment.

    The Washington Post Response

    Apr 8, 2019 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for sharing your experience working at The Washington Post. We take feedback seriously as we work toward being a great place to work for all. We need people from all backgrounds to join The... More

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