WebMD Health
2.7 of 5 163 reviews
www.webmd.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

WebMD Health Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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2.7 163 reviews

                             

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David J. Schlanger

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37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good and bad. Depends on what you are looking for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people, interesting clients and good compensation.

ConsUnstable environment with a lot of turnover and not enough resources to do your job well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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New York, NY

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalary and commission is very good at WebMD. Growth is also a pro as the company recognizes talent and allows talented individuals to move through the ranks at a faster pace than other places I have seen.

ConsThere is little accountability amongst various departments at WebMD which makes it very hard for a sales team to get things done. Senior management is also less concerned about their employees as they are about their own bottom line

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company, Intelligent Employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at WebMD Health as a contractor for more than a year

Pros-Lot of intelligent employees willing to help each other out on various projects
-Ability to own projects on your own once you've been trained
-Bagel Fridays were a plus

Cons-Environment was almost too calm. Atmosphere needs to liven up a touch.
-This may have changes but some of the managers lived for the job. Need to understand work/live balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue helping to train new employees and allow them to own their projects. Do not micromanage.

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Solid place to work (Medscape)

Senior Web Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThere are many talented/friendly people working here. Very loose dress code. Management pretty much all leave at 5 on the dot. No one really looking over your shoulder as long as you get your work done. How you break up your time is very flexible. There's a Ballys across the courtyard for lunchtime workouts. Lots of reasonably priced food in the area. Company parties are pretty good when they do happen. Free lunch during lunch time meetings. Free bagel fridays.

ConsAgile is the buzzword and its mostly used by project leaders and "big-idea" people to think things through half-assed which results in huge amounts of development time being wasted. The idea of "I'll know what I want when I see it" that clueless clients have unfortunately extend to project managers and ux leaders that really should have saw issues in wireframe/design stages when it could have been quickly resolved.
Meetings are often pointless and a waste of time unfortunately it seems that some people's only existence at the company are to perpetuate them for some feeling of purpose. Management are "lifers" and their priority is to hold on to their job and keep things easy for them, technology-wise the company is very far behind.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet people do what they are great at. If you are not a big picture guy, or a designer, or a ux guy, or a developer, stop using your weight to control things and instead leave that stuff for the people who currently do that for a living. Honestly, your place really is just making sure we're happy so we do what we do best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work as a stepping stone.

Associate Editor (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWork Life Balance
Interesting work
Nice colleagues

ConsLittle room for growth unless you're in the right clique.
Rather closed minded to big, new ideas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to Start at

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I worked at WebMD Health as a contractor

Prosgreat co-workers, fair compensation, fun place to work

Conslittle communication between coworker and management, a lot of work not enough people to fill all the needs. Also cant seem to keep CEO's longer than a year..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great resume builder, horrible high-level management and employee engagement.

Telephonic Health Coach (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat resume builder
Met some awesome people in the same life stage as me

ConsNo career path. WebMD always look outside of the organization instead of promoting from within.
Terrible employee retention strategy - there isn't one.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in and grow your employees instead of always looking outside to promote. This will improve morale which is in the gutter.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Quiet Desperation

Senior Editor (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWell-known brand, some smart and dynamic people, walking distance to Piedmont Park

ConsSweat-shop feel, fickle priorities from management that change on a whim, understaffed

Advice to Senior ManagementRecent efforts to foster creativity, brainstorm, and collaborate need to increase exponentially. Schedule no-email/no Web surfing periods every day to allow blocks of work time, deeper thinking, and/or to force people to talk to co-workers.

Do regular team building and awareness training with staff to alleviate the bad morale and high levels of conflict.

Bottom line, hire more people and/or slow down the conveyor belt at this factory.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting mission, Shiny Coin Syndrome

Manager (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at WebMD Health full-time for more than a year

ProsThe vast majority of employees are interesting people with healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes. There are neat benefits of a slick office-space and the promotion of a healthy live-work balance. There are health benefits, 401k and tuition reimbursements, and cell phones for all employees that are paid by the company. Technology on your desk is par for a tech company.

ConsShiny Coin Syndrome - the mission for one quarter is promptly abandoned or minimized the next. But don't worry, a new task force is around the corner. Not unlike many companies. Sales and EBITDA drive decision-making (not atypical nor incorrect) but the same cycles occur annually. 4th quarter budget cuts and seasonal heavy overtime loads. Email-heavy culture. Technology behind the product is slow to develop/behind, so consider if the service/product is your focus or the mission. Internal systems are old or poorly utilized. One of the slowest moving companies in some ways, while split-second decisions are made at other times. Sometimes feels out of sync.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruiting process is irregular, layoffs on Monday mornings are brutal for everyone involved. Lots (and lots) of meetings without action items, agendas or purpose other than CYA/keep everyone in the loop because internal systems do not facilitate information sharing. Utilize modern collaboration tools to improve office-based and remote-employee information sharing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, inefficient processes

Sales Planner (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat community environment where the internal teams are always willing to offer a helping hand.

ConsTeams are understaffed and need more support to manage all the accounts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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