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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. "Data Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer, Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Data Engineer, Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of projects, technologies, and challenges.

    Cons

    Engineers are treated like sweatshop workers.

    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’ positive experiences. We'd love to hear more about how engineers are treated. Feel free to e-mail us ... More


  2. "Strong Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff who care about mission

    Cons

    Internal politics and long hours, changes in news business

    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’ positive experiences and appreciate how long you worked at The Post. Thank you for choosing to be part of our team!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    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

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

    Pros

    Great training and work environment. Supportive team members.

    Cons

    Young managers that behave unprofessionally once you've decided to leave the company.

    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’ positive experiences. This past year, we've launched The Leadership Project, a series of ongoing development ... More


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    "Advertising Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was always a task to tackle, which never made the job boring.

    Cons

    My supervisors were always micro managing my department with little knowledge of what they were doing or what we were supposed to be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that actually know how to manage certain departments.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. Sorry to hear you didn't have the best management in your department. We've put an emphasis on leadership training recently providing workshops and action ... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Ivory Tower Atmosphere of Misery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Readership is growing, and Bezos has inspired drive for innovation. New headquarters building in DC is clean and nice.

    Cons

    Upper management is cleaning house, mostly female managers disappearing. Very little interaction between CRO and sales, same method he did with Time - get rid of majority of existing middle management, leaving the scared few as henchmen to start cleaning out salesforce. They are not above manipulating the numbers to 'entice' employees to leave, yet offering packages to walk out the door. CRO fails to interact with the majority, and demands hires of those he knows or specifies the company he wants them to come from. Atmosphere of fear, distrust and misery. I would not recommend working for this heartless company, as they treat sales terrible, especially women over the age of 40. Thankless job for management, as most disappear unless they become yes-men regardless of impact on others or their own dignity. Compensation is lacking, and they are not above making changes without telling you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being such prima donnas and treating those who generate revenue like lower class citizens. You all are not that special, get out of the ivory tower, stop rewarding soulless yes-men and start focusing on client relationships instead of RFP answerers.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for your feedback. Although it's hard to hear negative feedback, we do value it and we're sorry you had a negative experience. We’d love to hear more specifics. Feel free to e-mail us ... More


  7. "Good company"

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

    Pros

    solid company with long-standing media presence

    Cons

    compensation not commiserate with responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    focus on employees

    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’ positive experiences. We've passed along your feedback to our team. If you have anything else that would be helpful ... More


  8. "Amazing editorial, Amazing technology. Still in transition on ad sales/business operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Washington Post has made an amazing transition toward becoming a technology-driven news organization. The newsroom is unparalleled in it's coverage of politics and world events. The company is making great strides toward becoming a leader in newspaper technology.

    Cons

    As with many Washington media companies, the business part of the company is ok, but not great. New management in New York is brining media professionals into the mix, which is helping. Influx of Politico employees is not likely to help the company achieve a sustainable revenue model given that these same people enjoyed a brief run at Politico, but that company is now all but dead.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. It's helpful as we strive to be a great place to work for all of our employees. The business side of the company is something we've focused on the last few ... More


  9. "Great Culture"

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, progressive organization

    Cons

    lacks diversity in leadership, limited career advancement opportunities

    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’ positive experiences. Your feedback is helpful as we work toward being a great place to work for all employees. Thank ... More


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Industry IS Dying in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Industry IS Dying in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is the only thing positive about this company. Income-bonus-pension-401K.
    Nothing else.

    Cons

    Company has no structured programs. They make it up as they go. This carelessness creates risk and positions them to be sued by current and pas employees.
    They do not follow DOT. They do not care about their drivers.
    Wolf-pack, group-think mentality prevents their logistics from progressing.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of protecting your own hide after the fact, why not do the right think first.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We take the value of our employees very seriously and would love to hear more specifics. Please e-mail us so we can continue the dialogue: life@washpost.com ... More


  11. "Long-time employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Idea ownership, team work, innovation

    Cons

    Some age-ism under the surface

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear you saw age-ism while at The Post. We take that very seriously and would love to hear specifics. Feel free to e-mail us: life@washpost.com ... More



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