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Updated May 11, 2022

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The Washington Post CEO and Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year
    Featured Review

    A welcoming and professional place to work

    Sep 20, 2021 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The onboarding is seamless and professionally conducted. Management is transparent and works to ensure understanding of goals. A great place to pick up interesting work.

    Cons

    This is a large employer so you can get lost in the crowd if you don't speak up.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    A great place to work for

    May 3, 2022 - Engineering Lead 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A great place to work for

    Cons

    work load is sometimes more based on projects

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Strong leadership

    Apr 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supervisors leading our team coach and lead to help members succeed. Their emotional intelligence and investment in us as individuals and as a team inspires most of us to go above and beyond. These managers get it. They value and appreciate me for who I am and for the experience, skills and talent I bring to the job, the team and The Post.

    Cons

    The Post newsroom is huge and it can be challenging to navigate. Any effort to ensure new hires and employees in less high-profile positions are recognized would go a long way toward being more inclusive.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good Place and Brand, Shatty Post-Bezos

    May 11, 2022 - Sales 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great brand and journalism you're supporting - Good location in DC

    Cons

    - Payout plans are low and flawed compared to elsewhere - people come because of the brand, which is understandable; but post-Bezos buying the company they killed the President's Club, they lowered commissions, took away pensions from old school hires, and you better get a good upfront salary or it's a tough place to exceed goal and make money - a lot of dog eat dog people in the sales room

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company

    Apr 22, 2022 - Advertising 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, decent pay, good benefits

    Cons

    No complaints, DC traffic and parking can be awful though

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Enjoyable

    May 1, 2022 - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Supportive and knowledgeable co-workers - Great work life balance - Industry average compensation - Well sized team - Comfortable and diverse work environment - Product is aware of engineering processes and limitations - Modern technologies and architectures - Great technical growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Roles and responsibilities are not clearly defined - Lack of career guidance or mentorship - Subpar Benefits (light on PTOs)

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Freelancer

    Apr 17, 2022 - Freelance Writer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The Post has good editors who help with the improvement of your work.

    Cons

    There is no real downside that I could see.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Mar 25, 2022 - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fulfilling work and kind colleagues

    Cons

    Very few. Can be a demanding job with long hours, but managers encourage work life balance.

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good company

    Apr 6, 2022 - Social Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are bright and interesting

    Cons

    Work load can be a lot

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Mar 17, 2022 - Assignment Editor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Yes, the journalism is top-notch, etc, etc. But the thing that's really great about working at the Post is that the leadership really fosters career development by encouraging people to move around, try different things, and spend a full, varied career at the Post. Also, they try not to hire a**holes, and that really helps!

    Cons

    The work computers are PCs.

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The Washington Post has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 519 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at The Washington Post to a friend and 87% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, The Washington Post employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at The Washington Post. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

91% of The Washington Post employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated The Washington Post 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at The Washington Post to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, management, compensation.

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There’s tremendous growth within The Washington Post. Teams are hiring as we expand our global reach. This growth is why Recruiting Consultant Jacob Drannan left marketing and partnerships to join The Post’s Talent Acquisition team. Working with hiring managers across the company, he connects talented people with The Post’s mission. “From day #1, I instantly felt part of a team. The people here are incredibly welcoming, extremely creative and fiercely driven towards a collective goal -- the pursuit of truth. Because of that collective goal and founding principle, it’s no surprise that The Washington Post has won more than 70 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism since the awards started in 1917,” says Jacob. #washpostlife
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Justin Greenstein values good design. And creating good design requires a talented team. As a Senior Product Designer, Justin found that at The Washington Post. Paired with a mission to bring transparency, accountability and world-class journalism, he knew working at The Post would help him learn and grow. His day-to-day focuses on the subscriber experience- looking at ways to improve subscribers’ relationship with The Post. Justin and his team work on different touch points like onboarding, account management and subscriber engagement, while always looking for opportunities to optimize personalization and recommendations for our readers. In his year at The Post, Justin finds his colleagues collaborative, smart and grounded. Every day, he learns and contributes to the world’s future through supporting sound journalism. #washpostlife
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