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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, benefits, progressive organization (in 11 reviews)

  • Such great people to work with everyday, team spirit, and made some great friends through the Post (in 8 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. "Great Opportunity as Long as you Keep Your Head Down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  2. "Deputy News Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  3. "Accounting Revenue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


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  5. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun, fast, welcoming, helpful, educational

    Cons

    none, none none none none

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

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


  6. "Washington Post Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely a good balance of work and life. Everyone is friendly and there is definitely a strong sense of community within the Post. The engineering side has been growing pretty rapidly, so a lot of room for growth both as an employee and the company itself. I interned in their new office on K street near McPherson Square, and it is a beautiful building, and the Post has their own Penthouse for employees and that was always nice.

    Cons

    Don't have much to say here, as I only interned for a couple months. The team that I worked on was rather small, working on a smaller web project. I wasn't able to work alongside other interns, which I felt was an obstacle, so I advise that the Post have a stronger program designed for their interns.

    Advice to Management

    Better program for interns. Better, more strict execution of Agile methodologies.

    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 interns' (past and present) positive experiences working with us. Thank you for allowing The Washington Post to be part of your ... More


  7. "Best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits; flexible work schedule; decent salary.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up within the company. HR is hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as an asset and not as replaceable. It would be hard for them to leave if they feel valued and respected.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. You are right! We strive to provide competitive benefits to our employees. Sorry you found it hard to move up within the company. Being a place where people can ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Front End Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible timinga, Working from home option and also can work remotely

    Cons

    Compensation is not as good if you are a contractor

    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’ positive experiences. We've passed along your feedback. Thanks for choosing to be part of The Washington Post team!


  11. "Computer Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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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