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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated August 3, 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 seriously only out for themselves (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. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Front End Developer"

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    • 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!


  4. "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


  5. "Data Engineer"

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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


  6. "Strong Company"

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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
    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!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Ivory Tower Atmosphere of Misery"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  10. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


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