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"Don't get stuck here!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It's great to tell people that you work for an institution. The brand has prestige and that draws really talented people. Our news department still occasionally offers public service such as our series on Walter Reed, breaking news coverage and even some of the daily Metro reportage.

Cons

The newsroom is in serious cutback mode. There are more and more mistakes in our stories -- everything from fact errors to typos. We're constantly told by the publisher to make ourselves "indispensible" by doubling up on more work. However, through a quiet process of attrition, we've been made to feel disposable and that no one can actually be indispensible. The pressure is horrible. When it's time for evaluations, qualified people get pushed out the door as a way to get around 'last hired, first fired.' The newer employees are also leaving because of the bad morale and low pay.

Advice to Management

Go back to treating your employees like employees instead of pack mules.

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're still ... More

Other Employee Reviews for The Washington Post

  1. "Top Heavy Company, Keep your manager happy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay for the region

    Cons

    Bad Commute if not living in DC

    Advice to Management

    Please connect with your team

    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. Feel free to e-mail us ... More


  2. "Great people, great culture!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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