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Updated September 25, 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 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. "Love my job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the Washington Post has been so amazing! There is such a strong focus on collaboration and team work here. Everyone is helpful, hard-working, and kind. Things are really fast-paced and always changing. Challenging environment, but really fun and rewarding!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Love my career at The Post"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovation, interesting work, flex schedule, great location

    Cons

    still need to clean house of some old school attitudes and dead weight

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they know what is happeneing

  3. "Best newsroom internship in the country — seriously"

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

    I worked at The Washington Post as an intern

    Pros

    Hands-on experience with fantastic editors, keyed into the inner workings of the newsroom and informed of story processes, ability to pitch and report own content

    Cons

    Only 10 weeks, unfortunately. BUT some interns have the opportunity to be extended!


  4. "Software Engineering Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Flex-Time, Location, parking garage, good working equipment

    Cons

    Boys club, weak leadership, favoritism, benefits, paid parking

    The Washington Post Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience at The Washington Post. We really do mean it's the people who make us who we are and you're part of that. We're glad you've found The... More


  5. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Washington Post as an intern

    Pros

    the people are really friendly and willing to help/guide you whenever needed.
    you're put on real projects teams are working on so you're not just given "busy work" as an intern.
    Overall the people and culture are great.

    Cons

    The team I was put on had outdated documentation on their applications so getting set up / developing at first took some time to figure out.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Software (Web Development) Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Student in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was given the opportunity to work in a well-structured environment, with the support of knowledgable professionals providing me feedback through every facet of the development process

    Cons

    Experience may vary widely depending on the team an intern is assigned to

    Advice to Management

    State clearly what work interns may expect to be as they apply


  7. Helpful (1)

    "An Exciting Time to Work in Media"

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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

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

    Pros

    I regularly hear from highly tenured people at The Post that we are in the midst of another golden era of the paper, reminiscent of the Watergate years. I wasn't here for that period, but I can attest to the fact that it's an exciting time to be at this organization. Since the sale of the paper to our new owner, we have been encouraged to think big, be innovative in our approach to obstacles and challenges, push the envelope and ask how we can differentiate our products and experiences for subscribers. The environment feels creative and collaborative and my projects are interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    It's a big organization so sometimes it's hard to know what is going on in areas outside of your department.

    The Washington Post Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We agree- it is an exciting time to work at The Washington Post with the cutting edge journalism and technology taking place daily. We're glad you've found a home here and can't wait to continue to... More

  8. "Great Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Digital Customer Care Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Digital Customer Care Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super nice employees
    Great work environment
    Food cafe attached to building

    Cons

    Location center of D.C
    Tight work space so it can easily get loud in the office
    Type of work was monotonous


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't trust upper management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Washington Post full-time

    Pros

    The regular employees are usually a good bunch, creative and fun to be around

    Cons

    Upper management is seriously only out for themselves. Do not trust anyone, especially Employee Relations. If they offer you a retention bonus, RUN.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being awful people.

    The Washington Post Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    We are so sorry you had a negative experience at The Post. We really do take this seriously and would love to hear more so we can be a better place to work for all. Email us at life@washpost.com... More


  10. "Best Decision I've Made So Far - I Love The Post!"

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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

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

    Pros

    Some said leaving a "Career Company" for a news publishing company was a risky move; however, being at the forefront of quality journalism and engineering advances in the industry supported by dedicated employees and of course a wealthy owner turned out to be the best career decision I've made so far! I absolutely love this place.

    What I love most about The Post?
    - The people - friendly and hardworking
    - The positive and engaging work environment
    - The location - sleek building in downtown DC - Franklin park/penthouse rooftop/Lobby Floor Gym
    - The mission - quality journalism supported by boundary pushing technology

    Cons

    None so far. Employer continues to listen, improve engagement and employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Especially with improving employee benefits and perks. You have developed a wonderful work environment for your employees. Bravo!

    The Washington Post Response

    Jul 3, 2017 – The Washington Post Team

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We agree about The Post being made of great people! Thank you for choosing to be part of The Washington Post team!


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