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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated October 21, 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 10 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up the ladder (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Developer/Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

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

    Pros

    It's great to be associated with the Washington Post brand and to see the changes that have taken place in the journalism and the ways to distribute it, especially over the past 2-3 years.

    Cons

    Overall I like the new work space, but not everyone is into the open environment. This leads to difficulty sometimes holding a conversation with a colleague while other people are working nearby. There are never enough places available for holding an impromptu conversation.

    The Washington Post Response

    Apr 3, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences and we're honored you're proud to work at The Washington Post. Thanks for your feedback about... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice new headquarters"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 to work somewhere that you can be proud of the product everyday

    Cons

    Career advancement and training opportunity is limited

    The Washington Post Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences and glad you are proud to work here. We are too! Thanks for the feedback on career advancement... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at The Washington Post"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interview process was seamless and moved quickly. The company culture is both dynamic and inclusive. The office in downtown DC is centrally located and was built with many tech features, which makes it easy to host meetings and events with colleagues and external stakeholders located in other parts of the country and around the globe.

    Cons

    None to share at this time.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences and we're glad to hear you've enjoyed our culture. A dynamic and inclusive cultures is something... More


  4. "Build your own career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Specialist 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's so much to do around here! I've been working in HR Total Rewards since late 2015 and I'm loving the work diversity. I'm never bored and five o'clock always sneaks up on me. I've been able to shape my role and expand it into other areas of interest. I receive support from my peers and manager.

    Cons

    It was difficult to transition from a highly structured environment to a dynamic, free-form one. I had to learn to ask for support when I needed it and, when appropriate, to move on items without checking in with my manager. Also, The Post has a very long history; learning the culture is critical to success.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences. We're glad you're never bored and feel supported by your manager and peers. You offer great... More


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    • 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 experience - Grew as a journalist - Made connection - Relevant work

    Cons

    I don't feel there were any down sides - I had an amazing experience.

    Advice to Management

    more intern/coworker guided events outside of the office

    The Washington Post Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – 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. Great note about more intern guided events outside of the... More


  9. 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


  10. "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


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