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HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is an American liberal news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women's interests and local news featuring columnists. It has been described as mostly liberal-leaning.
Primis angrily mentioned, "Lies, made up words, false statistics, ignored statistics. Huffington Post is horrible. It's no surprise their rating is tanking. I don't want to be too descriptive of what they say because it's honestly rather racist. They claim racism can't be used by people who don't have power over others when racisms literal definition is just the believe your race is better than another or that another's race is inferior. They talk about how black people are disproportionately shot by police than white people and literally said "not looking at reasons why", as if none of them are justified. As if black cops just don't exist. They claim reverse racism isn't a thing, and they're right. But yes, by definition, black people, and any other race, can be racist towards white people. You just believe that your racial heritage makes you better by default and hey look, you're racist. That simple. This fake journalism designed to get attention because it speaks to what people wanna believe because drama sells, is outright repulsive. They drive a made up wedge between people and look only to make money off their posts, regardless of the effect media has on the public. Article in reference is Reverse Racism Myths that Need to Stop"
Remote Comment Moderator (Former Employee) says"The moderation team I worked with personally at Huffington Post was very kind and friendly and supportive, however I did not like how the Corporate company let most of us go with no warning due to budget cuts. During work I handled a variety of different comments reading and reviewing them to follow a certain TOS guideline. I learned management skills as I was slowly being trained in the aspects to be a lead moderator."
Former Employee - Editor says"I worked at Huffington Post full-time for less than a year Cons: 1. Poor management. Employees in charge of guiding you tend to have a paltry sense of leadership, which can be fatal in media and the blame falls on newly-recruited individuals or 'weak links' in the workplace. 2. Bad sense of coordination between editors. 3. Vague guidelines. 4. Intense, long hours with pay that does not compensate on a fair level."
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"I worked at Huffington Post full-time for more than a year Cons: The interim CTO and the Director of whatever their current title is are arrogant, egomaniacal, and incompetent leaders. Would never work with either of them again and would not recommend anyone to work there while they are still employed with the company in leadership positions. Unless you plan on not thinking for yourself and letting others take credit for your work and ideas then don't work on the Tech Team while they are still employed there."
Current Employee - Video Editor says"I have been working at Huffington Post part-time for less than a year Cons: Constant random firings, open floor plan, 40% of the staff was drunk by 2pm most days. I heard they fired everyone and hired back at half the rate."
Former Employee - Editor says"I worked at Huffington Post full-time for less than a year Cons: Management is awful and the amount of passive aggression from people in higher power is very difficult to navigate and gain any concrete lessons in, apart from learning that passive aggressive people can't be worked with efficiently. Work-life balance is off."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Huffington Post full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Somewhat Machiavellian newsroom politics, schizophrenic management style."
Blogger says"I have been working at Huffington Post for more than 3 years Cons: Ariana gets all the scratch. That ain't right."
says"I worked at Huffington Post for more than 3 years Cons: The fundamental problem with HuffPost is that it's a journalism outfit run by someone who has no experience as a journalist and no real appreciation for the work that goes into real journalism. The founder and leader cares about promoting her brand above all, and that's something that can best be accomplished through clicky aggregation and SEO gaming, not real reporting. Read the Gawker article: "Hell Is Working At HuffPost." Every word rings true."
Former Employee - Editor says"I worked at Huffington Post full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Very little room for advancement. There are many young (inexperienced managers) who are very smart, but not very great managers. There are many arbitrary changes happening all the time and there is no work-life balance. You will work weekends if you don't live in NY and you will feel invisible if you don't live in NY. Felt like there was less and less structure as the years passed. Also, very poor pay."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Huffington Post full-time for less than a year Cons: where do I start. It has over-all been a disappointment. The hiring process vs. the actual experience felt like a bait-and-switch. Without getting into the hairy details, suffice to say that more senior-level responsibilities were promised, but I soon realized it had only been lip-service to get me in the door. Overall, let's just say that HuffPo looks great from the outside, but inside it's not so bright."
says"I have been working at Huffington Post Cons: Management is dysfunctional. Prepare to face a lot of criticism, usually over whichever arbitrary number they've decided is most important that month, and get very little praise. Pay is low. Expectations of output are focused on volume not quality. Senior managers are often young and inexperienced, and aren't properly trained how to do their jobs."