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Found 505 of over 551 reviews
4.3
93% Recommend to a Friend
The Washington Post CEO and Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
91% Approve of CEO

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The Washington Post CEO and Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Finally.

    Aug 9, 2022 - Editor in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Brilliant colleagues all working toward a common goal -A priority to promote from within (new jobs and openings are posted almost daily) -Pay is competitive -A mission dedicated to high-quality journalism -An exciting, fast-paced atmosphere that nurtures and encourages new ideas -Cool office, great views, in an awesome location -Five. Months. Parental. Leave.

    Cons

    -For some, the course correction in directives can be a little jarring at times. (Mental flexibility is the key to growth) -Certain positions require odd hours of work -Because of the high-profile nature of the institution, internal drama and politics can spill out into the public discourse

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Quick review after 6 month

    Oct 31, 2022 - Regional Sales Director in France, ID
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    - Company is owned by Jeff Bezos and is perceived as very credible on the market. - The ArcXP product is a next gen CMS that brings tremendous value to customers. - Company is truly customer-centric... probably because it is own by Jeff Bezos and not by a gazillion sharehold just looking for dividends - Great team to work with - Management is very down to earth and accessible

    Cons

    -Still feels a bit like a start-up, but not a big problem - The ArcXP brand is strong in media but not strong in other markets

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    It's an amazing company, with intelligent people.

    Dec 8, 2022 - Principal Software Engineer/Developer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Reallocation always comes first, before layoffs. - It's a company that experiments a lot, so they are always promoting hackathons and incubating new products. - At least on the engineering side, work-and-life balance is great. - In general, senior management cares about properly describing projects and are always there to help - There is no micromanagement, only proper follow-up/progress checking. - Benefits can be good, especially if you are based in D.C. (there are many things to choose from). - You get to meet intelligent, smart, and kind people. It's a large company w/ many departments. At least on the tech side, it does not seem to be a toxic environment.

    Cons

    - Projects you are involved in can shift a lot, so you might feel like you are starting all over a few times or having to reset and develop new processes frequently. - Health Insurance could be a bit better. - If you are based in DC, remote work might not be so flexible.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great ambition, hardworking colleagues

    Nov 22, 2022 - Journalist in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great ambition, readiness to innovate

    Cons

    Upper management has been in place for a long time stifling career mobility

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great people

    Nov 21, 2022 - Marketing Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people - a lot of long term employees

    Cons

    Management could do with improvement

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Culture

    Nov 15, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great Culture - 20 weeks of Family leave

    Cons

    - a lot of organizational restructuring - not a clear path for growing to different levels

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Toxic Department

    Dec 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You’ll learn a lot and learn it quickly

    Cons

    Leadership in HR as a whole and Total Rewards specifically build up insecurities and constantly seek to blame associates. Any good idea is met with, “Why is this just being done now?” Blame must be for any mistake, and the responsible party is laid into for poor professionalism and low intelligence. Separately, good service was not rewarded.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Decent

    Nov 8, 2022 - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Co-workers seem to be friendly

    Cons

    There are lots of meetings

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Delivery Business is dying

    Nov 8, 2022 - Distributer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    there are not really any

    Cons

    it is what it is

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Nov 2, 2022 - Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great technology, great onboarding process and everyone is willing to help including managers

    Cons

    the 3 days in office is kind of a con right now, given that some jobs can be done completely remote and still be fine. the traffic is a pain and parking cost can add up.

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The Washington Post has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 551 reviews left anonymously by employees. 93% of employees would recommend working at The Washington Post to a friend and 83% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

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“Democracy dies in darkness speaks to the power of journalism to hold those in authority in check, provide a voice to the voiceless, and empower citizens to think critically and make informed decisions,” says Senior Creative Lead Jessica Misener. It’s why she was excited to join a storied news legacy when she started at The Washington Post three years ago. Working in Client Solutions, Jessica and her team produce and edit custom content that makes clients proud and feels endemic to the renowned writing and reporting of The Post. Jessica’s work directly supports journalism that changes the world. And she gets to do it with colleagues she calls “kind, incredibly bright and dedicated to working together as one dynamic team.” #washpostlife
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Going through the interview process to work at The Washington Post, Juan Tejada was fascinated by how dedicated the company is to their readers. Everyone, no matter the department, works to ensure reliable news reaches all parts of the world. Helping toward that goal is a dream for Juan. Working as a senior billing analyst for the Arc XP team, Juan’s team makes sure all Arc XP clients receive accurate and timely invoices for services provided to help build their own content platforms. Starting in The Post’s finance team during the pandemic, Juan continues to be inspired by his colleagues. Committed to the mission, Juan and his colleagues find new ways to innovate in their positions and progress in their careers at The Post. “We’re so lucky to live in a world where all news can be accessed with the touch of a button. I believe it’s our responsibility to make that news accessible to those who need it the most and help shed light on the darkness that’s present in the world,” says Juan reflecting on his time at The Post.
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