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An old company pushing boundaries

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Current Employee - Sales  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

Marketwired is not an easy company to work for. You can't just float here and expect a positive experience. Yes, some floaters have managed to keep employment here but they are quickly dying out.

By nature, Marketwired is a company in flux. It has to be. Its traditional business model is, at the moment, trending downwards and as a result - having seen this coming years ago - the company has invested heavily in new product verticals.

And, if this wasn't enough, it is trying to convert an old business model to a more modern version. Heaven forbid they try to modernize right?

Has this caused issues? Absolutely.

But does it take away from the quality of the company? Absolutely not.

Marketwired is pushing innovation as quickly as it can given its existing technology, staff and management. It really is a fantastic place to work if you enjoy a challenge. But that is the key word here.

Expect your managers to challenge and hold you accountable, expect the company to challenge and test you to keep up and expect your clients to challenge you.

You can sit there, b!7(@ and complain that the company doesn't hold your hand and had actual expectations of you but if you like a challenge, if you like the idea of working somewhere that actively pushes you, if you want to work somewhere that believes 100% that it can make a difference - this might be the place for you.

Just don't complain after that you've been asked to actually produce and be accountable.

Cons

- pay is good for some and not great for others
- career path can be difficult to map out if you're not drinking the kool-aid and working right out of head office
- a lot of whiny wallflowers: they complain a lot and then magically forget to put in the work hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Follow through, keep reaching for the stars, drive us forward, push us until we feel we can't be pushed some more and then push us even further, don't forget that our clients got us here so don't be afraid to give them something back, little markets turn to big markets if you give them love and care for the people that care about this company. Caring doesn't have to be a bad word even in the corp world.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Things aren't always how they appear from the outside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers; relaxed work environment; somewhat flexible scheduling; opportunity to engage with all types of clients - from small non-profits to multinational corporations.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement outside of Toronto or the US; distinct lack of communication within the company; failure of management to recognize the company is actually structured as an inverse pyramid (without Operations, there is no company); promises made and not kept; abysmal pay for anyone outside of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize that without the Operations side of the company, there is no company to speak of. Making hollow promises and instituting "carrot" programs in an effort to keep staff happy is only a "band-aid" fix for the morale issues that are perpetually present.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Change for the better ...

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent market opportunity -- a unique marketing / technology position to solve challenging social media problem.
    Company offers great autonomy to initiate / make a change in the company and in the market
    Management and executive team are very supportive and appreciative

    Cons

    Company went under a change from a traditional news dissemination firm to a technology-centric innovating machine -- old / conventional mindset has been replaced with innovative thought leadership -- change is painful. It requires vision, dedication, and perseverance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue support your troops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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