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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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  • "Upper management is seriously only out for themselves" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Really no cons, great place to work" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "An Exciting Time to Work in Media"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    I regularly hear from highly tenured people at The Post that we are in the midst of another golden era of the paper, reminiscent of the Watergate years. I wasn't here for that period, but I can attest to the fact that it's an exciting time to be at this organization. Since the sale of the paper to our new owner, we have been encouraged to think big, be innovative in our approach to obstacles and challenges, push the envelope and ask how we can differentiate our products and experiences for subscribers. The environment feels creative and collaborative and my projects are interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    It's a big organization so sometimes it's hard to know what is going on in areas outside of your department.

    The Washington Post Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We agree- it is an exciting time to work at The Washington Post with the cutting edge journalism and technology taking place daily. We're glad you've found a home here and can't wait to continue to... More


  2. "One of the best opportunities out there.."

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

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

    Pros

    - People are super smart
    - Using the latest and greatest technology while deploying stuff on AWS
    - Small and innovative teams. It's like a well-funded startup.
    - Everyone is here to help the journalism cause

    Cons

    - 401k is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make the benefits better.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is insanely intelligent but also friendly and higher ups care about fostering your career and making sure you’re happy

    Cons

    None I can think of

    The Washington Post Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for the review! We're so glad you've found The Washington Post a great place to work. We agree- our people are smart and down-to-earth. They make The Post a special place to work. Thanks for... More


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post part-time

    Pros

    Numerous opportunities to suceed within this company.

    Cons

    Distance from where i curently live.

    The Washington Post Response

    Jul 16, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you've found the opportunities at The Washington Post numerous. It's important to us to invest in our people. Thanks for being part of The... More


  5. "The Washington Post is Awesome"

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    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

    Awesome place to work. Great engineers and leadership.

    Cons

    Really no cons, great place to work

    The Washington Post Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    We're glad you've found your time at The Washington Post rewarding and a great place to work. Thanks for being part of our team!


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Client Solutions in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Client Solutions in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a sense that you’re working for something bigger than yourself at the Washington Post. You’ll never get tired of that feeling and it’s always a treat to run into someone famous in an elevator or get to watch a politician/celebrity give a talk at the Live Center. There’s usually free food a couple times a week, free tickets to the Capital One Arena and other DC venues, and there’s (finally) free coffee! Also, I personally have excellent colleagues and managers making this is one of the least toxic work environments I’ve ever been a part of.

    Cons

    While the perks of working at the Post are fun (events, discounts, food & coffee), that tends to be it. Compensation increases are extremely low, the 401k only matches 1% after a year, there are no bonuses, and seemingly very little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    The culture at the Post is really great and something to be extremely proud of. However, you talk about how we’re a technology company but you don’t compensate like one. Unless people are properly compensated you’re going to continue to lose good employees who feel burned after their review. All that said, I hold the leadership at the Washington Post in high regard and would recommend it to a friend.

    The Washington Post Response

    Jun 16, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We’re glad you’re proud of the culture of The Washington Post. We are too! It’s the people who make the culture one to be proud of and thank you for... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Feeling job is very important

    Cons

    Some employees unable to unionize

    The Washington Post Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for writing a review about your experience being part of The Washington Post team. If you have any more specific feedback, feel free to e-mail us at life@washpost.com. Thanks again for the... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Utility Mailer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Great Hours for those who have two jobs

    Cons

    No room for Growth in the company

    The Washington Post Response

    May 21, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we’re glad you have great hours. Thanks for the feedback on growth. We take this seriously at The Post and will pass it onto our team. Thanks for... More


  9. "Forward thinking publisher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to work with emerging technologies

    Cons

    most movements within the organization are lateral

    The Washington Post Response

    May 10, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and for working on our team. We're glad you found The Post to be forward thinking as innovation is a key value of ours. That's why we were named the 8th... More


  10. "WaPo truly embodies its values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Video Editor/Producer
    Current Employee - Video Editor/Producer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never have I worked at a company whose external values match so closely with their internal values-- integrity, truth, and innovation. The video team encourages experimentation, creativity and boundary pushing. These values are so important for discovering powerful content that sticks.

    Cons

    We're stretched a bit thin on my team—more (wo)man power would be incredibly helpful.

    The Washington Post Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at The Washington Post. We're so glad you have found our values lived out in what we do. Truth, integrity and innovation are... More


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