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Updated June 6, 2017
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  • Very political, lots of time spent competing rather than collaborating with coworkers; low pay compared to broader industry (in 7 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Editorial Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time

    Pros

    - Great editors for training position
    - Working with smart people in a fun environment

    Cons

    - Very low guarantee of full-time hiring afterwards
    - Internal politics with upper management is frustrating
    - Low pay for fellows


  4. "Had Great Supervisors and Co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collegial environment, they care about the needs of the staff

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this time

    Advice to Management

    Be straightforward with internationals


  5. "Senior content strategist"

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

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, interesting work in a fun environment. Working at the Partner Studio was the most fun I ever had at work.

    Cons

    AOL. It's hard for a corporation such as AOL to work in sync with a liberal publisher such as the Huffington Post.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on content. Be transparent about leadership changes and stop saying "keep it live and keep it real."


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Strong Engineering Team"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huffington Post full-time

    Pros

    lots of flexibility in the work place

    Cons

    no cons that I can think of


  10. "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.


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