Office Manager/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 10, 2018
Great place to work, but not perfect. Fast-paced sales environment recommended for anyone interested in being a sales director or manager, account manager, or account executive. Also, lots of jobs in Accounting, Information Technology, and the highly sought after Newsroom. Professional environment. Benefits are adequate but changes to the retirement plan have been implemented under new ownership that many view as unfavorable. Overall, I recommend to anyone interested in a career in media, advertising, or journalism. Most employees are hard working and loyal.
Flexibile working hours and options to work remote
RELIABLE SOURCE REPORTER/EDITORIAL AIDE (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – May 13, 2018
A fun work environment with a lot of intelligent people to learn from, and the company name gives you a lot of access. My complaint is about management, and the cultivation of their reporters. They prefer to just hire bigger names from outside rather than hire from within. Great opportunities are here for a certain amount of time, but it's hard to establish a career here.
An honor to be a part of this historic company & culture
Confidential Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 24, 2018
This was the one that got away, a job I left due to relocation with my husband's job. The environment was positive, educational, skill-building, team-spirited and I was surrounded by highly qualified and amazing people. I learned every day, was supported by my director as well as our company leaders, encouraged to stay on and grow through opportunities. There are no words to quantify my deep admiration for this workplace, and if our future takes us back to the Washington area, I will do my best to become a part of it once again.
Great Benefits, personnel, job perks, schedule, ability to advance, supportive and encouraging atmosphere
original building gone, company sold, twp.com surviving entity
Administrative Assistant and Night Manger (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – April 17, 2018
Supervise a staff of 8 -15 newspaper carriers based on a weekday or weekend. Manage daily routines and quality of work. Prepare invoice, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents.
Client Services Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 27, 2018
A typical day at The Washington Post is forever changing. I've learned so much about digital media and I continue to learn more each and every day. Unfortunately, my management isn't very strong but it allows me to take more ownership of my individual projects and find the answers myself. The hardest part of my job is finding answers to new evolving questions in the digital landscape. The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with clients and selling the amazing digital products that The Washington Post has to offer. It's a great company that is challenging and I thrive in that type of environment.
Engineer (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – February 17, 2018
Working on the engineering team at the Post has been an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience. I've gained valuable skills in building and managing scalable applications in a creative, right-tool-for-the-job environment, vastly expanding my technical knowledge. The work-life balance is excellent, with good options for remote work and flexible hours. The average day involves dev work and associated meetings to coordinate projects, conduct demos, and offer new feature proposals. The degree of technical expertise and drive amongst the engineering team is first rate.
That said, the engineering team is managed in such a way that is very reactionary. Few processes are well established or consistently applied, technical and user documentation of products is lackluster, and the expectation of quick turnaround times create an atmosphere that often feels undirected. Dealing with constantly shifting priorities and tight deadlines make for a somewhat chaotic dev environment. In my view, the performance review system is fairly opaque and handled solely by your direct supervisor. Several other engineers were afforded opportunities to switch teams based upon their desire for a change of work or manager, but I have not had that experience.
Overall, I'd recommend the Post to someone looking for a face-paced engineering job in the DC area, but would caution prospective employees to be wary of disorganization and the uneven management processes.
Independent Agent (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 4, 2018
The Washingto Post was a great company to work for. I started as a disptacher in circulation department and ended up as a distributor in the VA area. Neither one of these postions exist today, the Post downsized due to the internet, most people get their news online. With that being said my years at the Post were great. I learned a work ethic that I had not known, learning hard work, dicipline, working with others and managing others. Had I not had to relocate and the Post shutting down their distriution center and circulation dept, all to technology becoming the norm, I probably still work for there.
Fast paced with constant deadlines, but great management
Advertising Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 18, 2018
Surrounded by positive energy daily with management who pushed you to succeed, but were always available to help. Long hours every day and had a high volume of phone calls daily. However, I am a fast at typing, a quick talker and had the opportunity to make additional bonuses through the use of upselling. Created a family atmosphere and worked at a fantastic location in downtown Washington D. C.
Customer Service Representative/ accounting (Current Employee) – Haymarket, VA – January 15, 2018
This is a great company to work for but it is 7 days a week. The paper must go rain sleet or snow. I have an excellent family oriented supervisor and i also help him with his accounting and payroll needs. I dont have to deal with traffic during my work hours which i love as well.