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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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Pros
  • The Post relies on a collaborative work environment and that is how they have become so successful with their tech & digital transformation (in 11 reviews)

  • A great brand name and worldwide reputation (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is seriously only out for themselves (in 10 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up the ladder (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "They truly live their values- Ideas, speed and ownership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really is not better time to work for The Washington Post. What was once a legacy brand is now one of the most innovative companies (Fast Company even said so...twice!). With that, you really can carve out a career for yourself. You're your own CEO and they give you the time and resources to do it. Fresh ideas come daily. which is really inspiring. The people are also really, really, really smart and good people. Also, the DC space is beautiful especially the one of four rooftops!

    Cons

    Because of the values, if you aren't fast or innovative, you may feel out of place.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train and develop leadership and management.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we're so glad you've found The Washington Post the place for you! We're 140 years old this year (2017) and we're only getting started. Like you said... More


  2. "Engaging Culture with Challenging Projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I very much enjoy the culture here at The Post. All of my colleagues within my department and outside of my department are very welcoming and open to hearing new ideas and perspectives. The work that we do is something that I can be proud of. I also very much feel challenged and have the ability to be the owner of my work.

    Cons

    At this point in time, I do not see any cons at The Post.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep doing what you are doing. I enjoy the town halls, the recognition awards highlighting outstanding employees and their hard work, the engagement activities such as the summer party, our upcoming art show, our wellness fair and so so much more! Please allow us to continue to attract and retain the amazing talent that we have and the amazing talent in the media and technology industry.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 24, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Wow. Thank you so much for telling all the things you love about working at The Washington Post. It's true when we say the people behind The Post make it a great place to work and we're glad you... More

  3. "Accounting Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Accounting Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment! Hands on training and great open door policy from management to ask questions or voice concerns.

    Cons

    None at the current moment

    The Washington Post Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It makes us happy that you're enjoying our work environment and culture. We have invested in building a strong and transparent management team and we're... More


  4. "cool job few perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportuniteis for growth

    Cons

    Management turnover, unclear directionf rom above a lto

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We're glad you found The Post a place of endless opportunities and growth. It's an exciting time to work here! Thanks for the feedback about management... More


  5. "No smoke and mirrors needed: The Post is the real thing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked in enough places to know that sometimes things only look good on the surface, but The Post is filled with smart, talented people who give one another runway to build and innovate.

    Cons

    The company size is very large, so it can be hard to navigate (getting introduced to all the teams and specialists).

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for inter-departmental communications and transparency between teams.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We hear you about The Post being filled with smart, talented people. We are who we are today because of the people who are part of The Washington Post, including you. Thanks for taking the time to... More


  6. "Copy Editor"

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    • 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

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    a very great place to grow

    Cons

    long hours expect alot of overtime

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for giving us feedback. We're glad you've found The Post a place where you can grow. Many Posties stay for a long time and have found the ability to grow their skills and even move into... More


  7. "Creative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Excellent management, informed and professional coworkers.

    Cons

    There could be better 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Dont change a thing

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We cannot say it enough- the people behind The Washington Post is The Post! Glad you've found our colleagues professional and informed and management excellent. Thanks for letting us know about the... More

  8. "Manager"

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    • 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

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Great work, and a lot of focus on innovation

    Cons

    Still feels old school in some ways

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we're glad you've found The Post to be great work full of focus and innovation. It's an exciting time to work for The Washington Post. Thanks for your... More


  9. "Great place for experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Brand. Supporting journalism

    Cons

    Cutthroat. And the benefits are terrible

    Advice to Management

    Increase benefits. Only matches 1% on 401k and healthcare offering is weak and expensive

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 18, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know your experience working for The Washington Post. We're glad you enjoyed our brand and mission. Sorry to hear you found The Post to be an aggressive place to... More


  10. "Love my job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at the Washington Post has been so amazing! There is such a strong focus on collaboration and team work here. Everyone is helpful, hard-working, and kind. Things are really fast-paced and always changing. Challenging environment, but really fun and rewarding!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Our mission is big and it can be challenging to achieve such a massive goal. Like you, many Posties find the challenge fun and rewarding. It's a fun ride! Thanks for your work at The Post and keep it... More


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