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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated May 15, 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)

  • Sometimes you have to work long hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "An Exciting Time to Work in Media"

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    • 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 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. "Need more readers"

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

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and work life balance

    Cons

    There seem to be a lack of Subscribers

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for giving us feedback! We're glad you found the pay and work/life balance good here. We take pride in providing a great place to work and learn while also having a full life outside these... More

  3. "Senior Utility Mailer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Forward thinking publisher"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "Great Company To Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is currently a great time to work at The Post. There is a lot of growth potential and management seems to be interested in career development.

    Cons

    The communication between Departments could be better.

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We always find it so helpful to hear from current Posties. We take career development and growth seriously; it's so important especially as we rapidly... More


  7. "Great place for journalism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the few newspapers in the country with an owner expanding rather than shrinking staff.

    Cons

    Pension killed; 1 percent 401K match.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better retirement programs.

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for writing a review. You're right. We are rapidly growing having surpassed 1MM digital subscribers and expanding key teams in the Newsroom. It's an exciting time to work at The Washington... More

  8. "Reporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Prestige and access to high-ranking officials

    Cons

    Pay is low for workload

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 19, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for being part of The Post family. We're glad you found The Washington Post brand strong while working with us. In terms of pay, we pride... More


  9. "World-class news organization and technology company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working for a brand that you trust and believe in
    - Collaborative environment with opportunities to contribute original ideas
    - Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    - Opportunities for 360 feedback

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to invest in top talent while making sure to create opportunities for career development and movement (lateral or upward)

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 27, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The Washington Post brand is strong and one that instills trust, innovation, and collaboration. We're so glad you found that here and enjoy the many Post... More


  10. "Increasingly important (and exciting) place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Post employees are truly a family. Since I've started here, I have received so much help and support while I adjust to my new position. Our work is increasingly important these days, and I am so proud of my colleagues and their groundbreaking work.

    Cons

    The retirement plan and parental leave policies could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits to gain more credibility with staff. We know you appreciate our hard work, now show it.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 27, 2018 – The Washington Post Team

    "Post employees are truly a family." This makes our day! We truly believe The Washington Post is what it is because of our people. Not only do we work hard and innovate, but we also rally for each... More


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