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- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Nov 15, 2021 - Senior Product Designer in Denver, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There's a solid leadership team that allow a lot of autonomy among employees. I love working on the product I'm part of (Arc XP) and there are so many smart employees I learn from every day. Trust and flexibility especially around work life balance.
It is a pretty structured company from an organization standard. There can be moments where speed just isn't there in delivering value to customers.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Dec 18, 2020 - Senior Product Designer in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- The work culture is great. Everyone I've worked with from engineering to the newsroom is very collaborative. Zero egos. - Leadership is hands-on. They care about you and the work that you do. Senior management will know you by name. - They promote internally. A lot of companies get talent from outside but WaPo has a culture of cultivating talent from the inside first before looking elsewhere. - Work is extremely meaningful. Everyone shares in the goal of the pursuit of truth and that democracy dies in darkness. - Work-life-balance is extremely good!
- Compensation package is below average if you work in technology. You get no guaranteed annual bonus or stock options. Management is actively working on this and hopefully, we get to parity with other companies. - Turnover is high on the engineering side as a result - great talent are being poached by tech companies. - 401k package is below average but the WaPo does match - HMO is limited to those based in DC, MD and VA. If you work out of state, prepare to get on a high deductible plan. - Annual increases are merit-based and it is unclear how you are able to get it. (You and your team might score high in your performance review but someone with a lower score could get the increase.)Continue reading
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It’s great to see that you experience a collaborative work culture, hands-on leadership and growth at The Post. With compensation, we aim to pay our employees fairly and equitably. If you are concerned with your pay, please reach out to email@example.com and we’ll set up a review for you with our compensation team. Thanks for being part of The Washington Post team and please always feel free to give us feedback on here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Sep 11, 2021 - Software Engineer in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great and helpful teammates. Good system architecture. Good work life balance most of the time. Decent pay. Good development tools.
No fulltime WFH once pandemic is over. Pay could be better especially for the DC area. Java EE can sometimes be a pain to work with.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★Sep 13, 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great work-life balance and benefits, friendly and welcoming people, opportunities for advancement, company invests in it's employees.
None that I have encountered currently.
- Current Employee★★★★★Feb 23, 2021 - Client Services ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I love working here. Throughout the pandemic the team has been consistent, communicative and has really eased our nerves. I truly am excited to work here every, single day. WORK LIFE BALANCE here is amazing.
I am a little saddened by representation at the post. We don't seem to have a gender issue, but we seem to perhaps have a race issue. There seems to be a lack of diversity in leadership positions, manager and even teammates. I am unsure how my career path will play out.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★Jun 25, 2021 - Multiplatform Editor in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
solid salary; prestige of working there; rigor of the workload forced me to improve as a copy editor
Manager of my team was too overwhelmed to be able to provide substantive management/career coaching for direct reports. Pathways to advancement felt dependent on favoritism from the higher-ups. The schedule structure also made real work-life balance impossible for about half of the multiplatform editor team in my department, though FWIW, that may have improved since I left.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★May 19, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The culture has changed a lot in the last year or two on the site side as a software engineer. I am speaking for the site engineering article team specifically with this review. Work/life balance is amazing, there is a great sense of taking ownership, leadership gives us breathing room to make meaningful technical decisions, and the work is very interesting. I haven't had a job this low-stress and interesting in awhile.
I can't think of any.Continue reading
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review - we appreciate it when our employees take the time to leave us feedback. We are so glad to hear that you feel empowered to make the decisions necessary to keep your work moving forward!
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Sep 24, 2020 - Product Designer in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- The people are the best part of the job. The Post excels at hiring smart, thoughtful people who actually care about the work they do. - The work is fulfilling. It feels like you're actually making a difference. - I have felt very valued and taken care of during the transition to remote work during coronavirus. - Healthy work/life balance. I've never felt pressured to work evenings or weekends. - The atmosphere and culture in the office is great!
- The Post has been around for a long time, and there is still a lot of old-school thinking in the newsroom. That often leads to tension with the engineering team, especially when it comes to approaching strategy for digital products. - Baseline compensation is fair but not overly generous. - Health benefits, retirement benefits, and all other perks are lacking. Even when it comes to things like budgets for occasional team outings or Christmas parties, it feels like the Post is below average.Continue reading
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed and thoughtful review. We’re glad to hear about your positive experience with the culture, the difference-making work you do and the WFH pandemic transition. We appreciate your candid feedback regarding increasing budget for the smaller items, benefits and driving more innovative thinking. We want to hear more! Feel free to confidentially e-mail us at email@example.com.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Sep 23, 2020 - Senior Product Designer in Washington, DCRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Amazing and talented design team, you can learn from the best - Supportive teammates and design management - Opportunities for advancement within the company, budget for continued training - Fast-paced, innovation forward company - Small design team offers every member an opportunity to create a large impact
- Very fast paced, chaotic at times - Can be a high stress environment - Work-life balance can be a challenge, especially around big news events - Each team has its own culture- which sometimes leads to office politics/turf wars - Newsroom led company, legacy brand can challenge innovation at times - Healthcare benefits are not great
Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful review of working at The Post. We’re glad it’s been an overall positive experience. Thanks for your insights on workplace stress, work/life balance around big news events, legacy/innovation struggle and benefits. We take these concerns seriously and if you have any other details/ideas on how we can improve, feel free to confidentially e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★Sep 23, 2020 - Brand Strategy Director in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
A fast-paced, innovative environment at a centuries-old media company with an unparalleled legacy. The company is diversifying its revenue streams (advertising, subscriptions, advertising and publishing software) as it carves out a unique niche as a modern media powerhouse. A culture that's a true meritocracy of ideas where solutions can come from anywhere and people can explore interests across teams as they develop their careers. Fantastic work-life balance including top-notch parental leave.
Poor health insurance coverage options and costs compared to competitors.Continue reading
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoy the fast-paced, innovative culture of The Washington Post. Ideas really do come from all parts of the company. Changing our parental leave policy to 20 weeks of paid leave for all parents was a big deal. We're glad you can take advantage of that. Thanks for the feedback about health insurance coverage. We're always looking for ways to support our employees. We'll pass the feedback onto the team!