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WebMD Health Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
196 Reviews
2.8
196 Reviews
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David J. Schlanger
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some work-life balance, but the company attracts workaholics so this isn't a focus (in 14 reviews)

  • Occasionally work from home is allowed (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • There was no work-life balance in the past few years I worked there (in 5 reviews)

  • They fired the one senior management person who wanted to focus on the end-user (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    worked there for 6 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    good work/life balance. Good growth opportunities. People take their work seriously. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Strategy can change quickly. You have to be flexible and and quick thinking lest you get left behind. Sometimes disorganized.

  2.  

    Above average place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, exciting technologies, nice office

    Cons

    Stiff executive management, benefits are so-so, lots of pressure from executive management but lack of acknowledgement for good work. Office culture varies office to office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more fun to the workplace where people are working as hard as they are. More engagement and acknowledgement to the work horses below.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place - years ago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible company that valued families and didn't pressure you for running home to get the kids or to care for a sick loved one.

    Cons

    Promotional opportunities were rare and at the time it was who you knew, not how well you performed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the people that connect with users. And keep your integrity. It's OK to say no to an advertiser that could damage the hard earned credibility the company still holds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sharp People, Cool Mission and well treated.

    Cons

    The PTO policy is not competitive and Raises are not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase PTO and provide Raises to keep up with Mkt pay rates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    Compensation
    Bonus
    Laid back
    Flexibility
    Good manager
    Descent time off with everything combined (starting 12 vacation, 10 sick, 10 holidays)
    Free fruit, coffee

    Cons

    Low morale since the layoffs
    Managers offsite
    High turnover
    Could be more vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the layoffs were the worst decision in many years, especially for the web development team. These jobs are hardly recoverable, due to the lack of developers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good and bad, but depends on what you're looking for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life Balance. Medium sized company with good growth opportunities. Depending on your particular manager, they can be supportive of furthering individual career growth.

    Cons

    Crappy raises for existing employees. Younger employees that advance their career rapidly can have a hard time keeping up with salaries at other companies. Lots of gossip due to the size of the environment. Annual layoffs instead of firing obvious under performers through the year rattles survivors

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Back on Track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    The executive management team is better now and seems to be more aligned. Still has a good brand name. You have to ability to get recognized for working hard.

    Cons

    The company still has pockets of ineffective mid level management in some key areas. It could be a more exciting company if it embraced a more entrepreneurial spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to make a splash. Stop trying to build everything in house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lead Market Champion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Culture and people are great.

    Cons

    I wish we were a little more disconnected from the NY office. Just a different culture

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Professionalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WebMD Health as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    WebMD is staffed by a team of intelligent professionals, each experts in their respective fields. Most people had good attitudes.

    Cons

    Upper management frequently would make last minute changes that had a negative cascading effect on our integrated teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working my Tail Off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really sharp, smart people to work with, and overall I'd say many people are happy to work for the company

    Cons

    Tremendous working hours, most departments feel short staffed and overworked. The potential for burn out is high. It can feel a lot like individuals are working for the 'idea of the day' and that upper management can suffer from Shiney Toy Syndrome much too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people's ideas, be sensitive to workload, and take the time to celebrate those who are really working hard for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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