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Mergermarket a financially rewarding but ethically challenging place for journalists

Reporter (Current Employee)

ProsMergermarket embraces helpful employee-friendly options such as telecommuting. Pay and benefits are comparable to or better than similar employers, and the niche business model seems considerably more sound than the traditional models of general news media outlets. (To my knowledge, MM has never had to conduct employee layoffs.)

ConsPotential for career advancement is somewhat limited, although willingness to move geographically (particularly to emerging international markets) can expand those opportunities. Also, the nature of the job can sometimes conflict with the ideals/values that often attract people to journalism (e.g. desire to cause some social good through reporting). Instead, the role of the Mergermarket reporter is to originate leads for investment bankers, essentially.

Advice to Senior ManagementA stronger collaboration with the Financial Times (parent company) and opportunity for MM reporters to contribute to or correspond with the Financial Times would be a nice incentive to keep MM journalists motivated and also perhaps recruit new journalists to MM.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall, managers lack direction and perspectives at times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Mergermarket


    Pros: 1) flexible working hours 2) amazing work from home policy (certain… Cons: 1) inexperienced managers 2) communication breakdown 3) lack structure 4) low tech Advice to Senior Management: cherish talents More
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    Very good place to work for. Things have changed though

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    I worked at Mergermarket


    Pros: Lots to learn Great atmosphere Smart colleagues Cons: If you're not part-of-the-circle you can forget about any promotion Advice to Senior Management: Try to regain some of the early days feeling and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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