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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated February 24, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Women and Minority's need not apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Washington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New, bright and clean office space

    Cons

    Poor management, old boys club in senior management, cliquish environment, women have been disappearing from the company at all levels, very few female managers and minority managers, deliberate policy of promoting whites that are clearly not qualified, managers do not have a clue how to run their departments results in very high turnover. Work life balance exists in a few departments. Lots of self promotion without real substance, can be a brutal work environment. Do your research lots of employee law suits against the post for bad treatment of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house, stop hiring friends (or the pretty) and hire people that are qualified for the job.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback and commenting on our beautiful new office space. We consistently hear positive feedback about that! Thank you for your feedback about management. This year ... More


  2. "Difficult job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Easy commute location, relaxed environment, good work mates

    Cons

    My job skills were different to what i was used to

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a great place to work for all. We’d love to hear more specifics. Feel free to e-mail us ... More


  3. "Events"

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

    Pros

    Godo company to work for

    Cons

    Not much to say here

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


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  5. "senior billing coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Billing Coordinator in Seat Pleasant, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Billing Coordinator in Seat Pleasant, MD

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

    Pros

    The employees that I have come in contact with

    Cons

    Not working there anymore with those people

    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 the time you put into working at The Post!


  6. "A great place to spend a few years -- not a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assignment Editor
    Current Employee - Assignment Editor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A high performance culture that brings the best out of people professionally. Creativity and smarts galore

    Cons

    Not transparent, sometimes cut-throat and unsupportive

    Advice to Management

    Listen, truly listen, to employees more

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. Sorry to hear you feel unsupported. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a great place to work for all. We’d love to hear more ... More


  7. "It was a good place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    loved to deliver the paper and packing and training others with the company.

    Cons

    I did not like the cold nights when we had to go out and deliver papers Im a summer person

    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. Thank you for allowing The Washington Post to be part of ... More


  8. "voice enginner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Voice Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Voice Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good team work and management

    Cons

    i work short time with washpost , I have none

    Advice to Management

    good management

    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 no matter how long they worked here. Thank you for choosing to be part of The Washington Post ... More


  9. "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people, lots to learn.
    Experienced based interviews - tell me about a time when....

    Cons

    building needed some upgrades, but they are moving :)

    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 moved into our new building in December 2015 and have ... More


  10. "Skilled, kind people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Skilled, kind, thoughtful people.
    -Large room for growth
    -Freedom to be creative

    Cons

    No cons that are Post related. You get used to the odd hours and weekends that come with any big newspaper.

    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're glad you enjoy some of what makes The Post a great place to work- our people and our ... More


  11. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Positive Work Culture, Great Co-workers, Good Benefits, Metro Accessible, Legacy of Company

    Cons

    Would like to see more opportunities for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    My manager is excellent. A great support and he always has time for his 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. Thank you for choosing to be part of The ... More



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