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Don't be fooled by this place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Alexandria, VA

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ProsYou can obtain valuable knowledge about investing while working for this company. The company tries really hard to make it a cool and hip place to work, after awhile it does get weird.

ConsManagement at the company is like working from within a concentration camp. Everything is very top-down and your input will be ridiculed constantly by you management. There's a lot of nepotism within the organization making politics a very big part of everyday.

Privacy is not an option at this company. Desks are right up against each other, so that the company can pack as many people possible onto a single floor.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'm sorry that things didn't work out for you at AOL.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Out of this world atmosphere!

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I worked at Motley Fool full-time for more than 3 years

Pros: Truly a unique culture; one without politics, empire building, finger pointing and a CYA mentality. The founders embody the core values of the organization… Cons: At the time, the business was disorganized. It lacked the necessary rigor to be a successful business e.g. no budgets, a lack of integration… Advice to Senior Management: You stay classy Motley Fool! My experience there was one of the most rewarding of my career.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Pros: Best benefits ever. Very generous healthcare plan - you'll never have to worry about anything. Peers… Cons: Commuting to Old Town is miserable, so unless you live in Arlington, DC, or Alexandria expect a rough ride. Tech tends are not based… Advice to Senior Management: Take note of the toxic environment that has developed in the last year. Tom and Dave are still the… More

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