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One of the best places to work in the United States today

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Motley Fool

Pros

*unlimited upside for the business
*a "Foolish" management culture which is about servant leadership
*still early on and still a small company
*Fast Company articles about collaboration and games at the company, the internal university, unlimited vacation policy, etc. are external validations of long-held internal policies

Cons

*frequent job changes -- don't come in thinking your job description is inscribed in stone -- you likely will be doing more than you thought, or different stuff
*company expects employees to be self-accountable and take ownership of what they're doing -- this won't work for everyone

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Turn more of your internal-facing efforts (Fool U, analyst development program, speakers program) into external-facing efforts that can benefit the membership and create more profit, besides.

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Motley Fool Response

Nov 20, 2014

Thanks so much for your review. Excellent advice about finding opportunities to help members benefit from the programs we've developed internally. We also appreciate your comment about accountability ... More

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    A great place to work if you are passionate about serious investing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Motley Fool

    Pros

    This is the type of place you are proud to work in. The culture promotes integrity, hardwork, and has a real sense of humor. There are many perks-- too many to list-- that make this a really great place. We have speaker series (top authors, managers, and investors visit us at least weekly), clubs, free gym memberships, healthy snacks, occassional lunches, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as most other investment shops. People are moved around a lot-- physically and from assignment to assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on what we do best.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Motley Fool Response

    Nov 20, 2014

    We love the title of your post! We're committed to providing the best investing advice to our hundreds of thousands of members. Thanks for mentioning integrity and hard work; we have built our ... More

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    Wonderful mission, values and principles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Motley Fool

    Pros

    A mission-driven small company with founders leading the way in an inspiring, true way. I love that we are trying to help people and doing it in a different way. The culture is second to none.

    Cons

    At an inflection point of becoming a large company with new opportunities and a small company comfortable in our own skin. The challenges and open atmosphere, open book policies aren't for everyone. I love it but others may not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the communications, inspiration and visions. Set a course, rally folks and keep pressing on it. And trust your instincts.

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    Approves of CEO

    Motley Fool Response

    Nov 20, 2014

    Thanks very much for your review. We're very focused on scale and finding the best ways to innovate culturally as our business expands and we welcome new Fools. It's an exciting challenge, and we're ... More

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