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Decent salary for a motivated individual

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Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Washington, DC (US)
Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC (US)

I worked at The Washington Post

Pros

WashPost offers flexible schedules and great, achievable bonuses. It is easy to work part time at the Post and make enough money to support yourself.

Cons

There are always difficulties working for a large company or under a bad boss within a large company. Fortunately I only experienced working under a bad boss for about 3 months during my 1 3/4 years.

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Listen to the employees. A lot of young employees had some great ideas during my time at WashPost but the company was slow to recognize them and put up roadblocks to implement them. Get rid of the old-timers who are a drain on the company.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nothing more than a resume builder.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Pension
    Big name on resume

    Cons

    Salary not competitive with area
    Not given the right tools to do the job
    Lack of coordination between departments
    Different 401k packages depending on who hired you
    Slow for change

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    See con list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great pay, but good sense of community

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at The Washington Post

    Pros

    Strong heritage, great brand, trusted publication, friendly and intelligent coworkers. This is a good place to be if you want to proud of your company's role in society.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great, and there's a lot of obliqueness about what people make. The news industry is in really tough times, and there have been lots of recent staff cutbacks. These problems aren't unique to WashPost Co. but are a big problem for the entire industry right now.

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    Employees know the industry is tough, so be honest with them about what you're doing to combat it, even the harder parts. Just show that we're all in it together.

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