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Updated October 16, 2017
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, benefits, progressive organization (in 10 reviews)

  • The Post relies on a collaborative work environment and that is how they have become so successful with their tech & digital transformation (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is cleaning house, mostly female managers disappearing (in 10 reviews)

  • There was little transparency from management and a general lack of stability, which are normal news industry things I guess (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • 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. "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

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

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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 (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.


  4. "Creative"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    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


  5. "Staff Writer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic, encouraging place to work, full of ambition and commitment to telling stories that matter to readers. As one of the best news organizations in the world, you should absolutely take any chance you can to work here.

    Cons

    Like a lot of large companies, it can be a lot about who you know and which top bosses support your career. I was lucky to have strong mentors, but I saw other great reporters fall through the cracks because they weren't as social with editors.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we take your feedback seriously. We launched The Leadership Project to coach and train leadership on management, leading teams, and building their... More


  6. "Copy Editor"

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    • 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. "Love my job!"

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    • 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

  8. "I have been working at The Post full-time for over 6 months now."

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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 company to work for! Great co-workers and excellent team.
    Also, the top level management folks are extremely smart and have a great sense of vision and planning, and it is quite easy to have conversations with upper management people.

    Cons

    None so far other than 401k can be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    I have high regards for the Senior Management in this company

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We're so glad you've found the people at The Post rewarding. We agree! Our people are smart and management is accessible. We hear you about the 401k match. We're working on that and stay tuned for... More


  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Washington post is a great place to work. Everyone is friendly, and thoughtful. The are very innovative and encourage forward thinking. Love being apart of this group.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    The future is something to be embraced and we're glad you've found enjoyment in that mindset here at The Washington Post. Innovation, speed, and ownership are our values and we're glad you've found... More


  10. "Love my career at The Post"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    innovation, interesting work, flex schedule, great location

    Cons

    still need to clean house of some old school attitudes and dead weight

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they know what is happeneing

    The Washington Post Response

    Oct 11, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Innovation, speed, and ownership are our values and we're glad you've found them rewarding. Thanks for your feedback on "old school attitudes and dead... More


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