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The Washington Post CEO Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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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)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "A mission-driven place with opportunities to leave your mark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    A very agile culture with great energy and a strong sense of mission. There is a lot of innovation happening in all parts of the company. Much more often than not, management is not only receptive to initiative, they invite it. If you have something to contribute and know how to navigate the place, chances are - your ideas will be implemented. You can do some of your best work here and be proud that it serves a greater...

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    Cons

    In order to succeed here, you need a certain level of agency and self-efficacy. If you prefer a highly-structured environment with infrequent change, this is not a place for you.

    The Washington Post Response

    November 19, 2018The Washington Post Team

    Thank you so much for giving us feedback. We're glad you've had a positive experience being part of The Washington Post team. Encouraging a culture of innovation is a big reason why we're now a media and media technology company. Thanks for being part of the team!

  2. "I worked here full time"

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

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time for more 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

    March 19, 2019The 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 place special, and we're glad you were part of that!

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

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time for more than 2 years

    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

    March 19, 2019The 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 take career development seriously. That's why we launched The Growth Project, a program ...

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  4. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TWP/Arc Publishing is a great place to work--everyone is very helpful and can answer any question you have, whether it's your first day or you've been there a year. People are very passionate about their work and it really shows in the different projects that are brought to fruition for clients. While there are always growing pains in a smaller company (Arc), the leadership is very involved and responsive and is constantly...

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    Cons

    Healthcare is expensive and restrictive on prescriptions.

    The Washington Post Response

    January 30, 2019The Washington Post Team

    Thank you so much for the kind words. The people behind The Post are the best, and we're glad you have experienced that. Thanks for the feedback on healthcare. Our team is constantly trying to improve our benefits. We'll pass this onto them. Thanks again for taking the time to write ...

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  5. "Benefits are terrible"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good location Nice office People generally want to hear your ideas

    Cons

    Benefits. No yearly bonus Raises are barely with inflation. Internal snack machines are run by 3rd party so are crazy expensive. Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Spend 5 million dollars on a super bowl ad and not on making things better for your employees .................

    The Washington Post Response

    February 11, 2019The Washington Post Team

    We’re glad you’ve found the office and location great at The Washington Post. We’re also glad you’ve experienced your colleagues being open to your ideas. Innovation is a value at The Washington Post and everyone’s ideas lead to innovation. We’re sorry to hear your feedback on benefits. ...

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  6. "Good for millennials"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    The Post is recognized and respected everywhere

    Cons

    Job growth is fairly limited an many parts of the company

    Advice to Management

    Find a better balance between the prestigious departments and the not-so-prestigious ones.

    The Washington Post Response

    February 4, 2019The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for writing a review. We're glad you've found The Washington Post to be respected and recognized. Thanks for the feedback on job growth. We take career development seriously at The Post. That's why we launched The Growth Project, a series that features versatile professional ...

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  7. "Great Company; Mixed Culture"

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    Former Employee - Management in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Company's mission, history, and legacy - Quality of journalism

    Cons

    - Culture in the print side of the house is very different from the digital side

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to management and staff and try to make the company a great place to work for all, and not just select departments

    The Washington Post Response

    January 30, 2019The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for writing a review and letting us know your experience. We're glad you found pride in The Washington Post's mission, legacy, and journalism. Thanks for the feedback about print v. digital. We'd love to learn more about that as we strive to be a great place to work for all ...

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  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    The Post is one of the best places to be right now in media or tech. It continues to grow in both size and products. The work is always challenging and rewarding. Ideas are valued and employees are truly empowered to make an impact.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. Transparency is always something that could be improved on, especially from the Executive level.

    The Washington Post Response

    December 5, 2018The Washington Post Team

    Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you've had a positive experience as part of The Washington Post team. You're right! It is an exciting time to be in media and tech right now. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

  9. "You've come a long way, WaPo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    - There's no better newsroom on the planet. - WaPo will become the WordPress of Newspapers--- the tech operation is awesome - Headquarters is nice - Culture of experimentation is inspiring

    Cons

    - Pay could be better, and maybe a few little perks at the office - The ad business is still very challenged (as in the rest of the media world)

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving. WaPo has come a long way.

    The Washington Post Response

    November 19, 2018The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you found The Washington Post a great place to work overall. Our culture of innovation has helped transform The Post into a media and media technology company. Thanks for your feedback on the perks and pay. We try to keep both ...

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  10. "Great culture, lot of cross-org collaboration"

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - TWP has a great culture with a lot of transparency and collaboration across teams and orgs. - Career development and ongoing 'leadership/management' training is taken very seriously here; the HR team does an exceptional job - Heavy investment in product and engineering, but with shared common goal of enabling growth within the newsroom (talent, coverage, etc). - The DC office is beautiful physical space to get...

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    Cons

    - Benefits could be a bit better (although to TWP's credit, they do seem to be getting better) - Could use a bit more top-down transparency around long-term strategy; I feel I get more insight into TWP's strategy from industry publications than I do from leadership - Speed is is a cultural pillar at TWP, but I've found it often comes at a cost

    Advice to Management

    Begin holding quarterly meetings around state of the business and long-term strategy.

    The Washington Post Response

    October 29, 2018The Washington Post Team

    We're glad you've found The Post to be a great place to work. Our people set the culture of The Post and we're proud of it. Thanks for the feedback on the benefits, strategy, and speed. We'd love to hear more so we can continue to make The Post a great place to work for all. Feel ...

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