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6 people found this helpful  

Lack of leadership and focus.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Healthline

Pros

Healthline has a young, fun and energetic staff. The location couldn't be beat and there are some perks (plenty of snacks, on-site workout facility/trainer/RMT, monthly company breakfasts).

Cons

Energy and creativity gets stifled by lack of guidance and constant shifts in direction from upper management. The company is very short sited and doesn't invest in the professional growth of its staff. This is dependent on what team you work for, but the general culture of the company plays fast and loose. As with any small company, gossip rules.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on the positive contributions of employees. Actually encourage employees to voice opinions instead of stifling them if there isn't consensus. Most of all, give employees the freedom to control their work instead of monitoring them at every step or redoing work without communicating it to team members. Be more forthcoming with long term company goals.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Healthline is at the forefront of improving the efficacy of the online health information experience.

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    Current Employee - Senior VIce President, Advertising Services  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior VIce President, Advertising Services in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Healthline

    Pros

    Real opportunities to effect change and process that will contribute to the company's continued rate of growth. Collaborative work environment with a team of dedicated professionals who want the company to succeed.

    Cons

    The company is achieving success on so many levels that it can sometimes be difficult to address each and every opportunity. Which priority is the first among equals?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We compete, not so much against an opponent, but against ourselves. The real test is this: Did I make my best effort on every play?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company with real IP and ability flounders due to poor leadership and execution.

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    Former Employee - That's A Secret.  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - That's A Secret. in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Healthline

    Pros

    Good company with a nice life work balance. Dogs are encouraged. Get out of work at a decent hour. Socialize with co-workers is encouraged. The company has real intellectual property that can be leveraged -- is being leveraged -- and can make a difference in consumer's lives. The staff is now leaner after a series of layoffs and the head of product -- a nightmare -- is gone. If people can help company focus on a few things then the company can make some money and become a greater force in the business. Oh, the offices are pretty nice and convenient location.

    Cons

    It is a cult of personality of CEO who thinks he knows EVERYTHING. He's a good guy, but not an operator and mingles in everybody's business, changes forecasts on his own, does not respect any chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push CEO to a sales/company spokesman position, hire a real president, and run the business like a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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