TheLadders

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2 people found this helpful  

True decline in last few years

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at TheLadders

Pros

The people are great
Fun perks
The hours were, at least in recent years - not so much a few years ago - regular

Cons

There seems to be two companies - staff & manager-level, and then VP & above. There is a huge gap between the two. Seems like the Senior Management team lies to the staff & managers, and instills a feeling of distrust. Also, seems like the VERY top-level (CEO...), is an over-micromanager who hires great people at the V- and C-level and then drives them to quit in 4-6 months. That's bad news man. Seems like senior management in presenting the "company vitals" to the masses each quarter takes information out of context and presents numbers that are not statistically significant and presents them as evidence on just how rosy everything is.... and then lays off a third of the company... every other year. For reference I was not let go in either of those layoffs so I'm not just a disgruntled recently-axed ex-employee.

Really, the company seems a sinking ship that's moving towards functioning on life-support only with a skeleton staff and external contractors for its long-term sustainability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on hiring the great people you've hired, but, especially at the highest levels, step back and let them do the jobs that they're A) more qualified than you to do, and B) you hired them to do.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, stocked kitchen, convenient work location, company functions are fun

    Cons

    Poor communication, incompetent managers, too much red tape and bureaucracy, technology is poorly done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on recruiting and more on retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at TheLadders

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, start up environment, the people

    Cons

    Stressful during the end of the quarter.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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