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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated October 16, 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)

  • 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"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  2. "Accounting Revenue"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  3. "Best"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  4. "Washington Post Intern Review"

    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

    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


  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Front End Developer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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!


  7. "Computer Technician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

  8. "Data Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  9. "Strong Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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!


  10. 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


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