Marketwired

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Good people, good training

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Marketwired full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good people. Good training. A great place for entry-level workers with some room for growth. If you're just out of school, bright, and can work well with people, this is a great place to start. Managers are supportive of whatever you're going to do next; they don't expect you to spend your life at Marketwire.

Cons

There is definitely a ceiling here. Most employees are not making a career out of Marketwire, and the managers know it. Turnover can be high because employees do not see the whole picture, and are sometimes not engaged.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give employees more insight into how the entire company works, from editing to sales, and everything in between.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Poorly Run Company with lack of direction, vision and execution and no growth opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    There are some very intelligent people working at Marketwire as Account Executives and they have great insight into the communications industry. However, this is lost in the disorganization and lack of focus of upper management as nothing can ever get accomplished. At first, the company sounds very exciting to work for as the industry seems very "sexy", however, sales goals are very lofty to support a company that has virtually no marketing efforts to help with brand awareness, lead gen, or visibility of our products in a crowded space.

    Cons

    Two separate companies (Marketwire and Sysomos) trying to function as one
    Unsuccessful "rebrand"- company has an identity crisis
    Two core products with totally separate/different decision makers
    No growth potential
    unreasonable sales goals
    non existent marketing department
    disorganized company, lack of focus or vision
    no core product differentiators on the wire side- the supposedly "industry disruptive" technology they launched came out 2 years too late and at the same time as our major competitor. They majorly missed the mark at an opportunity to build a product that could help set them apart.
    lack of sales support- difficult to generate contracts in salesforce, doesn't sync with other systems- makes it a nightmare for an AE to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to turn the focus of the company to sales and what they need to bring in new business. The wire has been profitable for years but the industry is changing and this company needs to learn to change with it. Marketwire has made no improvements to our core distribution and we are going to suffer because of this. A new method of sending out a release does not change our core distribution. As a "social communications company" marketwire needs to learn how to start publicizing itself. It is rather ironic that a communications company has no idea how to promote or market itself. The sysomos product is a great product however no one has heard of it- which is your fault. If the goal is to "double revenue" then it needs to learn to support sales within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misguided Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketwired

    Pros

    You can count on your work week almost always only being 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    You have to alert your team when you are leaving the floor (i.e. using the restroom). The medical benefits are not stellar; they are based on a Canadian healthcare system. This really comes into play with mental health benefits. Promotions are based on friendship with middle management rather than peer opinion and production numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for middle management.

    No opinion of CEO
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