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Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great freelance rate, free food and drinks- high quality work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • The promotion of work-life balance is stellar (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very political, lots of time spent competing rather than collaborating with coworkers; low pay compared to broader industry (in 9 reviews)

  • There are many arbitrary changes happening all the time and there is no work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fun job + people but gets swept up in corporate goings-on"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Social Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huffington Post (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun culture, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    aol + verizon + yahoo mean an unstable future for the company

    Advice to Management

    communicate to the team better


  2. "Decent place to spend a year"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Innovative company able to execute on some good ideas, good opportunities to do enterprise reporting. Many different roles available; good training programs.

    Cons

    Very political, lots of time spent competing rather than collaborating with coworkers; low pay compared to broader industry.

    Advice to Management

    Poor work-life balance despite management obsession with nap pods/wellness.

  3. "Big Company With a Start-Up Feel"

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    Former Employee - Content Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, fast-paced and ever-evolving. A team that listens to and thrives on ideas and is unafraid to try new things.

    Cons

    Change occurred frequently amongst the higher-ups and this would lead to periods of uncertainty.


  4. "Utter chaos"

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Video Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Huffington Post part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    casual atmosphere? That sense of family that comes with chaos?

    Cons

    Constant random firings, open floor plan, 40% of the staff was drunk by 2pm most days. I heard they fired everyone and hired back at half the rate.

    Advice to Management

    Duck.


  5. "Strong Engineering Team"

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huffington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled team of engineers works quickly to deliver and iterate on offerings.

    Cons

    compensation is not as competitive as other companies in the industry


  6. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic projects; some editors were great to work with; opportunities to expand your own network; the chance to work on social media strategies; etc.

    Cons

    Management is awful and the amount of passive aggression from people in higher power is very difficult to navigate and gain any concrete lessons in, apart from learning that passive aggressive people can't be worked with efficiently. Work-life balance is off.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to manage others without becoming exasperated.


  7. "Inside the Aggregation Turbine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly and welcoming environment. Fun, active newsroom. Lots of distractions, but also lots of highly motivated well-meaning people. Not competitive, from my perspective.

    Cons

    Big open office is difficult for many people.

    Company strategies were rapidly changing when I left. For months the long-term direction of my (small) content team was unclear. Our capabilities were limited by funds, in the hands of extremely busy managers struggling to keep up with day to day, unable to look more than a few months down the road.

    Advice to Management

    More operations staff, spread out across editorial teams, to help with: payments, invoices, accounts, expenses, meeting schedules, booking stuff, faxing this form to that vendor, getting this signature from that person.

  8. "A Media Career Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Semi-flexible work hours, opportunity for many bylines

    Cons

    More focused on traffic than the content itself, little upward mobility, mediocre salary


  9. "A good experience for a young journalist"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Fellowship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Fellowship in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huffington Post (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was given serious responsibility in terms of helping to manage the vertical I was assigned to, and I was encouraged to write often and to develop my own story ideas. My editors were friendly and collegial and seemed genuinely concerned with helping me improve.

    Cons

    There seemed to be no real opportunity for internal advancement, at least in my case. Although my work was praised and I made clear that I wanted to continue working at the organization after my fellowship, I was discouraged from applying to more fellowships at the company, and when one of my editors (the next level up from me) departed for a new job, her position was left unfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Make the preferred path for internal advancement clearer, if such a thing exists. Be more transparent about how hiring decisions are reached.


  10. "Great Experience, But Too Little Pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Fellow in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huffington Post (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can great experience working here, especially being young in the industry. You can become versatile in different areas and have the autonomy to do so.

    Cons

    The pay is way too low for the amount of work done.


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