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The Washington Post Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance, benefits, progressive organization (in 11 reviews)

  • Top of the line technology and a great brand behind you if you want to push your personal limits (in 7 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. "Engineering Team Rocks!"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome, dynamic, progressive company. It has been my dream to work here and I am lucky enough to call this my dream employer. World class organization.

    Cons

    Some of the practices that come with a legacy organization is changing quickly. We are focused on speed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We agree! The Washington Post Engineering team rocks! Along with our deeply rooted principles of integrity and trust, The Washington Post values ideas ... More


  2. "Exciting place to be in if you want to reinvent the media industry"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and to develop and implement your ideas. It is never boring. People are smart. Standards are high and getting higher. Overall, good work-life balance. The values are strong and it feels good to be working toward greater good.

    Cons

    The media industry is shifting very rapidly. There is a lot of change and it will continue. This is an exciting, but not very stable environment. You will need to reinvent yourself all the time. It might not be for people, who are not good with constant change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue reducing silos. Communicate more.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Along with our deeply rooted principles of integrity and trust, The Washington Post values ideas, speed, and ownership. We love hearing about our ... More


  3. "Advertising Sales"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every department from HR down to Advertising believes in career growth. If you work hard, prove yourself, have an open mind, and can adapt to change, you can move up fairly quickly. I've never worked for a company that believes in career growth as strongly as The Washington Post does. Management takes great interest and proactive steps on helping determined and proven employees reach their career goals.

    Cons

    If you do not have an open mind on change and are not a team player, this may not be the company for you. If you are looking to coast along at your job and are not open to innovation or change, this may not be the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive energy and momentum, and continue recognizing employees' desire to grow our careers!

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Along with our deeply rooted principles of integrity and trust, The Washington Post values ideas, speed, and ownership. We're glad your career has grown ... More


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  5. "SALES"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    Overall great company with plenty of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is lacking. Work loads very heavy at times. High turn over rate.

    Advice to Management

    Upper managment could be more professional. Company should be also be more family friendly with a better work/life balance.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback especially about management. We're focusing on leadership/management and launched The Leadership Project, a series of ongoing development opportunities for all ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Uneducated Managers( Foreman) in the production Department,are oppressing poor labors."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule,good par-time on call job.Bright future if deep changes have been applied quickly.

    Cons

    No decent wage for labors who spent many years in the production department.Many Foreman are creating a hostile work environment.Most of them should retire First, because they do not have the proper managerial education skills.Second,they do not really ad any value anymore to our final product.A machine can be run by a competent experienced Mailer or even Utility Mailer. With out exaggeration most of them their value to the company now is obsolete.The company talks about minimizing the production cost.Can you imagine one machine is running by 5 to 4 foreman plus at least 5 crew members !!!

    Advice to Management

    Many Utility Mailers are actively seeking other jobs because they feel mistreated and abusive workplace practices are increasing against them by Foreman.Many of them are complaining but nothing has changed.Now they are turning to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission so the image of this great Company will be hurt . Production Department and warehouse should now be outsourced because it make more sense.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience with management. We're focusing on leadership/management and even launched this year The Leadership Project, a series of ... More


  7. "Forward thinking engineering"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experimentation encouraged, early access to new/unreleased devices, fully AWS-powered

    Cons

    Other depts aren't as up to speed as Engineering

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks 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. "Frustrating and so much more potential than they realized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product, reporters, journalism, benefits, company values, and the overall work environment. The building was antiquated but had a decent gym.

    Cons

    Leadership wanted to keep things the status quo. No sense of urgency to change things to stay relevant as a news organization. Rewarded more for looking busy than for meeting quota.

    Advice to Management

    There have been some significant changes, I hope it is for the better.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for your feedback. One major change at The Post is our new building with an even better gym available for all employees. We have a commitment toward growth and making The Washington Post a ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a new world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Advertising Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Post is working hard to be a leader in the new world of media.

    Cons

    The best jobs are working on the cutting edge of media, and in the news room. Roles that support the news room (advertising, production) are not high-profile with C-level executives.

    Advice to Management

    Media culture is changing, that is clear. But the groups in charge of internal communication and morale-building activities/benefits have not been on the cutting edge. So much could be done for so little.
    For starters, get some people with charisma to dole out inspiration from the top.

    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


  10. Helpful (5)

    "My only job where I got awesome salary and a lot of challenging work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work on cutting edge technologies, lot of projects in latest trends.
    Two day work from home.

    Cons

    it took me more than a minute to think of a CON, that means I have none, or are not significant.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking time to write a review. We're so glad you're having a positive experience working at The Washington Post. Thank you for choosing to be part of the team!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great people who were angry that the future was hurting their former monopoly."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Digital Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Surround yourself with people who write the first drafts of history. A culture of patience that values accuracy to the max. Values are strong and rewarded.

    Cons

    A culture that sees the future as a threat and not an opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't reward people that keep looking to the past.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for the review and feedback. Our culture is defined by three catalysts: speed, innovation, and ownership. With that, we are positioning ourselves as a media and media technology company ... More



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