The Washington Post Reviews

Updated May 11, 2022

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4.3
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The Washington Post CEO and Publisher Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
Frederick J. Ryan Jr.
225 Ratings
Pros
  • "WORK LIFE BALANCE here is amazing(in 34 reviews)

  • "The feeling knowing you're supporting some of the world's best journalism is unmatched(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Diversity in the newsroom and pay isn't really a living wage for the entry level positions - but this is all standard practice(in 20 reviews)

  • "Upward Growth, Diversity in Upper Management(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      A welcoming and professional place to work

      Sep 20, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The onboarding is seamless and professionally conducted. Management is transparent and works to ensure understanding of goals. A great place to pick up interesting work.

      Cons

      This is a large employer so you can get lost in the crowd if you don't speak up.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for

      Mar 8, 2022 - Photo Editor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Professional, hard-working team - Clear management structure - Great onboarding process - Decent pay - Flexible office environment

      Cons

      None so far, I'm really enjoying it

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting company

      Sep 23, 2021 - .NET Junior Developer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      hard work challenging fun balance

      Cons

      the work load, some staff members (but you get this will all companies)

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      Jun 16, 2020 - Ad Operations Specialist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loads of benefits and competitive salaries.

      Cons

      Flat hierarchy and closed plan office.

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      The Washington Post Response

      The Washington Post Team

      Thanks for being part of The Washington Post team in London. We’re glad you enjoyed the benefits of working at The Post. We continue to find ways to offer competitive benefits and salaries to encourage a diverse team. Thanks for your thoughts on the office space. We’ll pass that onto out team. You mention a “flat hierarchy.” We’d love to know more details. Feel free to confidentially e-mail us at life@washpost.com. Thanks!

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work for

      May 3, 2022 - Engineering Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great place to work for

      Cons

      work load is sometimes more based on projects

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Place and Brand, Shatty Post-Bezos

      May 11, 2022 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great brand and journalism you're supporting - Good location in DC

      Cons

      - Payout plans are low and flawed compared to elsewhere - people come because of the brand, which is understandable; but post-Bezos buying the company they killed the President's Club, they lowered commissions, took away pensions from old school hires, and you better get a good upfront salary or it's a tough place to exceed goal and make money - a lot of dog eat dog people in the sales room

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Strong leadership

      Apr 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supervisors leading our team coach and lead to help members succeed. Their emotional intelligence and investment in us as individuals and as a team inspires most of us to go above and beyond. These managers get it. They value and appreciate me for who I am and for the experience, skills and talent I bring to the job, the team and The Post.

      Cons

      The Post newsroom is huge and it can be challenging to navigate. Any effort to ensure new hires and employees in less high-profile positions are recognized would go a long way toward being more inclusive.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      Apr 22, 2022 - Advertising 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, decent pay, good benefits

      Cons

      No complaints, DC traffic and parking can be awful though

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Enjoyable

      May 1, 2022 - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Supportive and knowledgeable co-workers - Great work life balance - Industry average compensation - Well sized team - Comfortable and diverse work environment - Product is aware of engineering processes and limitations - Modern technologies and architectures - Great technical growth opportunities

      Cons

      - Roles and responsibilities are not clearly defined - Lack of career guidance or mentorship - Subpar Benefits (light on PTOs)

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Freelancer

      Apr 17, 2022 - Freelance Writer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Post has good editors who help with the improvement of your work.

      Cons

      There is no real downside that I could see.

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