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Updated February 23, 2017
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The Washington Post CEO & Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
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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. "My experience at The Washington Post"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interview process was seamless and moved quickly. The company culture is both dynamic and inclusive. The office in downtown DC is centrally located and was built with many tech features, which makes it easy to host meetings and events with colleagues and external stakeholders located in other parts of the country and around the globe.

    Cons

    None to share at this time.


  2. "Build your own career!"

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

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

    Pros

    There's so much to do around here! I've been working in HR Total Rewards since late 2015 and I'm loving the work diversity. I'm never bored and five o'clock always sneaks up on me. I've been able to shape my role and expand it into other areas of interest. I receive support from my peers and manager.

    Cons

    It was difficult to transition from a highly structured environment to a dynamic, free-form one. I had to learn to ask for support when I needed it and, when appropriate, to move on items without checking in with my manager. Also, The Post has a very long history; learning the culture is critical to success.

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 22, 2017 – 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're never bored and feel supported by your manager and peers. You offer great ... More


  3. "Was a nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    If you are interested in working on digital news display and content, this is a great place.

    Cons

    The company is on a slow decline to irrelevancy. Morale is low, the direction of the company is not known, and the leadership is non-existent, especially in the IT department.


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  5. "Best job I ever had!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people! We were very much a family and tight knit group. I can say that I worked with some of the best and brightest in the industry. The benefits were excellent when I was there. Presidents Club trips were amazing!

    Cons

    Pay could have been a bit higher. Not much else! It took me going to several other companies to realize how great I had it at TWP

    The Washington Post Response

    Feb 9, 2017 – 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 and we agree. The people make The Post a great place to work ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting, diverse & dynamic place to work!"

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    • 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

    Pros

    There is no doubt that working for one of the top media companies like The Washington Post is anything less than exciting and prideful. Walking through the newsroom and seeing firsthand all the brilliant minds of journalists, reporters & engineers thriving to get their stories out is just amazing.

    Pay is generally higher than what I've seen for similar positions at other DC companies.

    Last, but certainly not least, the people. The Post has a relatively young workforce and everyone is just filled with energy and creativity. There is no sense of "competition" or politics that you may see at other organizations. The Post relies on a collaborative work environment and that is how they have become so successful with their tech & digital transformation.

    Cons

    I haven't come across any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We love hearing about our employees’ positive experiences. We agree! The people help make The Post such a great place to work. Thank you for choosing to ... More


  7. "Deputy News Editor"

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

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work having impact in newsroom and with readers.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure trying to get consensus between managing editor and rest of newsroom.

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 9, 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. "Excellent place to Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Growth, Work on real world projects, great benefits, Young work force, Great for millennials, High Pay.

    Cons

    Fast paced, Self learning, Limited promotions.


  9. "Best"

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - HRIS Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, intelligent co-workers, and the company/HR actually does try to take criticism from employees and work with it.

    Cons

    There tends to be a culture of "the newsroom gets whatever they want" occasionally to the detriment of other areas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, maybe increase some flexibility in work arrangements

    The Washington Post Response

    Dec 13, 2016 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate it! We've passed on your feedback to our team. It's helpful as we continue to strive to be a great place to work. Thank you for ... More


  11. "Computer Technician"

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    • 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



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