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Your treated not equal but by time you have worked there
The Washington post (Former Employee), woodbridge va 22193November 14, 2014
Cons: all
dont work there the newer you are the worst they treat you (steel part of your check) the only way it works is if you stay with them forever and do the math. (Paycheck/ to 30(day))
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High pressure and exciting work environment.
Education Contributor (Current Employee), Washington, DCJune 17, 2014
Pros: independence
Cons: demand for quick turnaround on articles.
Fast paced environment requiring quick thinking and analytical skills. High pressure for editorial production. Exhilerating to accomplish and meet strict deadlines. Great, exciting work environment.
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multiple opportunities
Statement Analyst/Papermarker (Former Employee), District of ColumbiaMay 29, 2014
Pros: downtown scenery
Cons: commute was expensive
I worked in 4 departments over 13 1/2 years here. All the jobs were customer service related and I appreciated each job. I learned what may not seem important to me may be very important to another person. (ex. missing a morning paper) The hardest part of my experience was answering calls on a fast pace. The most enjoyable part was being 2 blocks from – more... the White House and working downtown which was beautiful. – less
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The Post was Awesome
Obituary/Death Notice Desk (Former Employee), Washington, DCFebruary 3, 2014
The day to day workflow was busy. But because the over all management time cared about the employees work was always fun.
There were times when you felt that you would pull your hair out but at the end of the day The Washington Post treats their employees wonderful! Great Benefits, flexible hours and caring employees all around. I made many friends – more... for life there! – less
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it an ok place of work
independant contractor helper (Former Employee), springfield,virginiaNovember 13, 2013
Pros: just doing the job
Cons: no benefits
easy to get along with just about anyone at this job how to not get upset when things go wrong
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Happy to be here.
CIRCULATION (Current Employee), WASHINGTON DCNovember 4, 2013
Pros: pay and people
Cons: people with tenure who won't change for the good of the company.
A lot of good people who have been around to long who need to move on down the road for the sake of the company.
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A lively place to work
Production Intern (Former Employee), Washington, DCNovember 2, 2013
I very much enjoyed working at The Washington Post because something was always happening. It is an exciting place to work.
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Wonderful and valuable summer intership program
Production Intern (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 31, 2013
The summer internship program is a valuable experience that provides hands-on learning. The managers that volunteer their time to mentor the interns are exceptional!
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Great place to learn, not a good place to stay
Senior Network Engineer /Team Lead (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 22, 2013
Pros: great people, fun new technology.
Cons: management, lack of communication, potential loss of job due to sale and change in technology.
The Post has undergone lots of change. Some very bright people, great use of technology. Just lack of Technical leadership holds it back.
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productive and fun
Independent Sales Agent (Former Employee), Washington DCAugust 2, 2013
Pros: the people
Cons: parking
I loved working at the Washington Post....its a great company with wonderful people.
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Productive interesting place.
Utility Mailer (Current Employee), Springfield, VAAugust 1, 2013
Pros: you get the paper for free.
Cons: part time on call no health care benefits.
The Washington Post is a busy work place and you have to wear protective eye and hearing gear. It is very interesting how the production of the paper is printed and how much work it takes to get your ad inserts into the paper.
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Good shift work jobs for everyone.
Utility Mailer (Current Employee), Springfield, VAJuly 8, 2013
working different shift with different assignments daily is a great working application
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Account Manager (Current Employee), Washington, DCJune 24, 2013
Pros: flexible
Cons: staff cuts
Have worked here over six years and this has been, by far, my favorite job ever. Great culture. Flexible work schedule. Family environment. Challenging and smart co-workers.
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Incompetent senior leadership with no strategic vision to survive the changing media landscape
IT manager (Former Employee), Washington, DCJune 14, 2013
Pros: still a powerful brand in the newspaper industry
The Post is struggling like every other newspaper, but unlike others is in denial about its fate and run by incompetent exec leaders on the business side who sorely lack strategic smarts, expertise and vision to guide the Post to long-term sustainability. It is focused on short-term quick accounting fixes and cuts to hit annual numbers so bonuses are – more... met for some, while the business hemorrhages.

It is run by a 35 yr newspaper exec (President) who has a print-first mentality; has no strategic vision or understanding of digital or technology, no leadership abilities, no confidence or management skills, and views all the growth businesses (i.e. digital, mobile) as necessary evils rather than growth areas to be embraced and invested in. (Example: the Post just laid off their entire mobile team and transferred ownership to the IT dept where the entire mobile IT dept quit!)

Costs are contained by death by 1,000 cuts as they slash variable costs every year so that they can squeak by and make their numbers; execs can get their overblown, undeserving bonuses. The IT dept has had massive changeovers in leadership and has lost key players due to shifting priorities, lack of upward mobility.

It is a top-down organization where individual smarts and opinions are disliked (bizarro world), and no one is empowered to run or make decisions about their businesses besides the President. Nepotism exists if you came from the newspaper print side, have Harvard MBA or take orders and don't question execs. Healthy debate is discouraged and politically punished.

If it were a true public company, there is no doubt the Board would fire the entire exec leadership team and bring in change agents who could really lead the Post to survivability. Very sad!! – less
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Clearly, the high point of my professional career.
Independent Contractor (Former Employee), Washington, DCApril 18, 2013
Pros: running your own business/ being your own boss.
Cons: the ultimate demise of print media. sorry it all had to come to an end.
The high regard I received from not only my customers, but from my employees, and from the management of The Washington Post, is something I will always cherish. There's nothing more rewarding than earning the trust and confidence of your customers (who never question your billing), your crew (who always showed up for work on time, because they never – more... had to wait for their paycheck), or The Washington Post (with whom I was a business associate in good standing). The work I put in to achieve this is my finest accomplishment to date. – less
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A great company
Business Analyst (Current Employee), Washington, DCMarch 4, 2013
Helps if you're into the Digital side of things. Print media isn't currently gaining any traction, but in the News Room it is still a dynamic environment, as well as in all of the various avenues of digital media.
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Place is not enjoyable to work for.
Help Desk Technician (Current Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 29, 2013
Pros: the name
Cons: everything about a standard day.
slashing benefits, horrible morale, no appreciation from management. over worked, teams and open positions slashed.
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Great place to work
Pagination Assignment Coordinator (Former Employee), Washington, DCOctober 15, 2012
I worked at The Washington Post for 5 years and subsidiary of the post for 4 years before joining The Washington Post. I enjoyed it very much from the work environment to the employees. Some of the hardest parts of the job was trying to put the final paper together on time. Very deadline driven which can be a hassle some nights. I loved being able to – more... see the final product the next day without any errors was even better. – less
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Productive and rewarding place to work. Great co-workers and friends.
Electrician,Asst Maint Manager/Planner,Supervisor (Former Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 9, 2012
The Post is an excellent place to work. The training, salary and benefits are among the top in the region. The daily task were both challenging and rewarding. Personnel at all levels were corporative and unified in overcoming problems and completing each task in a safe, timely, effective and productive manner.
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Meh
Desktop Engineer Help Desk Manager (Current Employee), Washington, DCSeptember 5, 2012
Cons: pay.
Pay is very very low. Great place if you want to sit and do nothing. Management utterly out of touch and looking to out source all support..only seem to want software devs. Tons of personal/sick time. No one really seems to notice or care if you're not in....

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