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Updated May 1, 2014
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2.7 181 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

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David J. Schlanger

(15 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some work-life balance, but the company attracts workaholics so this isn't a focus (in 11 reviews)

  • Liberal with work from home days (in 8 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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    4 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsSharp People, Cool Mission and well treated.

    ConsThe PTO policy is not competitive and Raises are not competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease PTO and provide Raises to keep up with Mkt pay rates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Software Development Manager (Former Employee) Portland, OR

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

    ConsCrappy 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Back on Track

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThe company needs to make a splash. Stop trying to build everything in house.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Market Champion

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGreat work life balance. Culture and people are great.

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

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    Professionalism

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working my Tail Off

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company & Great People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible company that cares about work live balance

    ConsSome team leaders lack the technical knowledge to fully understand the vision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its AGILE to the core, good people but hard to get a new change in

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsThe company atmosphere and people were amazing to work with
    Very laid back and relax environment
    Ability to work flexibly throughout the day

    ConsI find that introducing a new way to improve the existing process was something that didn't go too well with them. Takes persistence, but they could just not want the change during that time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo retain more talent, hire more full-time employees than contractors, I saw too many people leave in the short time that I worked there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, some promise for the future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsPeople doing the work are great
    New CEO is doing strategic planning that was badly lacking under last CEO
    Product portfolio is starting to tighten up
    Stock is starting to rebound a little
    Work-life balance is great

    ConsPay isn't competitive
    Tech stack is very dated
    Nerves still raw from the layoffs
    Some departments have a work hard, not smart culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementPony up for good talent, ditch the crappy CMS

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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