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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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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 9 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. "Good pay, bad morale"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is great, triple time on holidays. No time clock so we get to slip out a little early at times.

    Cons

    Every little incident is blown out of proportion. Even incidents that are proven to be based on a misunderstanding will have you under a microscope for years. Some managers seem to think it's not their job to manage but to reduce head count for spurious reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people right. We are all giving it all out every night.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We take it very seriously and would love to hear more about the incidents you mention. Feel free to e-mail us: life@washpost.com. Thank you again for your... More


  2. "Was a nice place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in working on digital news display and content, this is a great place.

    Cons

    The company is on a slow decline to irrelevancy. Morale is low, the direction of the company is not known, and the leadership is non-existent, especially in the IT department.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear that morale is done in the IT department. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a great place to work for all... More

  3. "Best job I ever had!"

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

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people! We were very much a family and tight knit group. I can say that I worked with some of the best and brightest in the industry. The benefits were excellent when I was there. Presidents Club trips were amazing!

    Cons

    Pay could have been a bit higher. Not much else! It took me going to several other companies to realize how great I had it at TWP

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 9, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ (past and present) positive experiences working with us and we agree. The people make The Post a great place to work... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting, diverse & dynamic place to work!"

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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

    Pros

    There is no doubt that working for one of the top media companies like The Washington Post is anything less than exciting and prideful. Walking through the newsroom and seeing firsthand all the brilliant minds of journalists, reporters & engineers thriving to get their stories out is just amazing.

    Pay is generally higher than what I've seen for similar positions at other DC companies.

    Last, but certainly not least, the people. The Post has a relatively young workforce and everyone is just filled with energy and creativity. There is no sense of "competition" or politics that you may see at other organizations. The Post relies on a collaborative work environment and that is how they have become so successful with their tech & digital transformation.

    Cons

    I haven't come across any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences. We agree! The people help make The Post such a great place to work. Thank you for choosing to... More


  5. "Great Opportunity as Long as you Keep Your Head Down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holland, NY

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

    Pros

    Talented young staff. Top of the line technology and a great brand behind you if you want to push your personal limits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately pushing your limits will probably be met with by passive aggressive overblown ego-mania from old-timers used to doing the daily minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Be more collegial. Pull out the dead wood, get some new blood in there to replace anyone who complains more than they write or photograph.

    The Washington Post Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. We're so sorry to hear you had a negative experience working at The Post. We take your concerns very seriously and would love to hear specifics so we can... More


  6. "Deputy News Editor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy News Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy News Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work having impact in newsroom and with readers.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure trying to get consensus between managing editor and rest of newsroom.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees' (past and present) positive experiences working with us. Thank you for allowing The Washington Post to be part of... More


  7. "Accounting Revenue"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Alot of favortism towards certain employees.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ (past and present) positive experiences working with us. We do strive to provide good benefits to our employees. We've... More

  8. "Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Efficient, highly motivated, driven, concise, no nonsense

    Cons

    wanted more money, people management in news departments not super

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ (past and present) positive experiences working with us. We've passed on your feedback to our team as we strive to... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, intelligent co-workers, and the company/HR actually does try to take criticism from employees and work with it.

    Cons

    There tends to be a culture of "the newsroom gets whatever they want" occasionally to the detriment of other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, maybe increase some flexibility in work arrangements

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate it! We've passed on your feedback to our team. It's helpful as we continue to strive to be a great place to work. Thank you for... More


  10. "Computer Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Technician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people. Workers get along well and work hard to accomplish all tasks in a fast paced work-environment.

    Cons

    Too many managers for the number of employees. The CIO plays favorites and has gotten rid of a number of quality employees based on dislike and not performance. Company only interested in the bottom line, so great employees are let go and replaced by managers friends, relatives, etc......

    Advice to Management

    Dig deeper into the dynamics of the IT Department, Where there is smoke there is fire!

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ experiences. We've passed along your feedback to our team. We’d love to hear more specifics. Feel free to e-mail us... More


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