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Current Employee - Sales  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Marketwired full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Let's face it, if you're an underachiever or just not meant for sales, you should be happy that you were able to hide for 9 months to a year. Like any job, if you can't hit your number consistently, you won't make money. I sit next to a new girl who has worked here for no more than 6 weeks and she just closed at $80K deal in 2 weeks and her goal is $20K for the month. If you have a little swagger to you and are committed to succeeding, you'll make a ton of money. The products are best in class and Marketwired's pricing is always very aggressive. With the client roster we have, the products almost sell themselves - all you gotta do is get in the door. All these overly negative reviews are very deceiving. This company has A TON of upward momentum and are already working with 35 of the Fortune 50.

Cons

The one con I have is that you don't get any equity in the company, even if you've been here for a very long time and been very successful. Outside of that, not much. Some believe it's tough to advance into higher positions, but these are the same people who were too scared to ask for it in the first place. Back in 2010 and 2011, the management team was lackluster, but the company has been on fire recently making a ton of key hires poaching executives from Fortune 500 companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the advancements in the products and keep paying your dedicated/successful employees well to make sure they don't get poached by the 1,000's of Linkedin opps they get a week.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Marketwired

  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Invest in employees

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor
    Former Employee - Associate Editor

    I worked at Marketwired full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some great people with whom to work; casual dress code

    Cons

    Everything else. Low pay for employees (especially Account Coordinators and Editorial). Taken off the floor for "town hall" meetings that have little to nothing to so with the above departments. There is also an attitude as if ACs and Editors are a bunch of worker bees and easily replaceable when the truth is if these two departments were to go on strike for a day, the company would utterly collapse. You're lied to about bonuses and raises. They are constantly put off and if you say something you are frowned upon as if you are some troublemaker when you only want a reasonable salary for your hard work. Some supervisors don't want to address main issues and are concerned with only keeping their jobs and actually have no real power to address issues. Clients get away with murder if they stomp and yell enough and ACs and editors are just told to deal with it. The company is extremely cheap when doing small things for these particular employees. Even the Christmas party is done in an overtly cheap and piecemeal manner. The executives have no idea what editors and ACs do and barely talk to them if they decide to grace us with their presence. They act as if the employees are their main concern, but they are really not. Good people leave and the other good people left wonder why they stay and realize it's because they can't at the moment find a job elsewhere in their field. The sales department is not properly trained and as a result don't know how to manage cilent expectations. ACs are made to handle much of the sales reps jobs and aren't compensated and editors get yelled at becuase clients were lied to by some reps so they could close a sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Please wake up. No amount of town hall meetings, rebrandings and new products can replace the awesome people you have lost and will lose if you continue to be cheap with employees, not tell us the truth and look out for yourselves only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good people, good training

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Editor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Marketwired full-time for more than a 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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