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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 company bad pay raises."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in West Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Utility Mailer in West Springfield, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and multiple shifts based on your availability to include part time oncall.

    Cons

    Pay raises happen and you won't know, they are not quarterly reviews or yearly cost of living raises.

    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 about salary to our team. Thank you for choosing to be part of ... More


  2. "Well known organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is opportunity to move and grow. The new building is nice and allows for collaboration. Good experience for the resume.

    Cons

    Some positions are under valued

    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. Sorry to hear you've witnessed some positions being undervalued at The Post. We'c love to hear ... More


  3. "Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people and tremendous growth in audience and technology.

    Cons

    Still going through growing pains.

    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. Thank you for choosing to be part of The Washington Post team!


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  5. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot, quickly. My work had immediate and wide exposure, and my coworkers were fantastic.

    Cons

    There was little transparency from management and a general lack of stability, which are normal news industry things I guess. Made for a tough environment to do one's best work, though.

    Advice to Management

    It appears a lot has turned around since the company changed hands, but a lot of pain could have been avoided had management listened to the staff a little more intently.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. Management and leadership is something we continue to focus on. This year, we've launch The Leadership Project, a series of ongoing development opportunities ... More


  6. "best of the best"

    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

    Smart, passionate journalists and new owner (Amazon) with deep pockets

    Cons

    Struggling to figure out how to survive in digital age

    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. As we position The Post as a leader in media and media technology in the digital age, we've ... More


  7. "Solid Growth"

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    • 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

    Pros

    The company is growing solidly in almost all aspects and working towards the long term and not focused on the short term.

    Cons

    Transparency is good, but you always can hope for better.

    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. Thank you for choosing to be part of The Washington Post team!


  8. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary and name recognition.

    Cons

    Benefits such as pensions and 401k matches have eroded since the economic downturn. Rampant cronyism and senior managerial incompetence on the print side. Senior print side managers appear to have no leadership and management training at all. They are isolated and have had little or no exposure to other ways of working and are therefore stagnant. Professional development is non-existent. Opportunities for advancement are almost nil. Bezos believes he has nothing to offer to print side because "they are the best people in the industry and know what their doing". He really should think that one again and look a little harder.

    Advice to Management

    Replace senior print side management with visionary, competent leaders.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for your review and feedback. It's very helpful as we work toward being a great place to work for all employees. We've passed it along to our team. We’d love to hear more specifics. Feel free ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Flexibility; brand recognition - top ranked publication; industry respect; access to top tier marketing tools & research; professional & top notch colleagues,

    Cons

    Ineffective top management, manage by metrics, managers not leaders, lack of understanding on how to motivate salespeople (stick vs carrot). Low and unequally distributed earning potential. Infrastructure is badly fractured.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team - pervasive message is that the salespeople can not be trusted to do their jobs or act professionally. Too much hands off managing by higher ups who lack experience both in sales and in management. Reliance on Salesforce shows a lack of confidence in ability to actually lead. A history of poor hiring choices damages morale.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your feedback. Leadership and management is one area we're focusing on. This year, we launched The Leadership Project, a series of ongoing development opportunities for all leaders ... More


  10. "Its a time consuming job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Self Contractor in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Self Contractor in Burke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No bosses looking over your shoulder. Get to meet with customers.

    Cons

    Charging more then what paper is worth. Customer is always right. No time with family.

    Advice to Management

    They need to show more respect to there carriers.and give them the benifit of the doubt. Need health insurance.

    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 about life/work balance to our team. Thank you for choosing to ... More


  11. "It's not all that great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Producer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mobile Producer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post (More than a year)

    Pros

    I mean, it's The Washington Post.

    Cons

    Our team is short-staffed and any time someone is sick, on vacation, or if they leave for another job, our staffing gets completely screwed and you have no social life for that time.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We've passed along your feedback about right sizing your team. Thank you again for your feedback. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington ... More



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