TheLadders

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Mass lay-offs and Inconsistency while being fun

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in New York, NY
Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in New York, NY

I have been working at TheLadders full-time (less than a year)

Pros

The people you work with are people you'd want to hit happy hour with, the Soho/TriBeCa location the office atmosphere is lax along its the dress-code

Cons

Terrible management, poor communication, no direction

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get it together and stop just adding titles to your LinkedIn page

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    Great ground-level experience...

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

    I have been working at TheLadders full-time

    Pros

    Ground level office experience, learned job search skills/knowledge which will come in useful. The people and lower level managers are all great to work with, and from a professional perspective this will help to grow my network for the future.

    Cons

    Salary is substandard. The company makes many frequent changes and has trouble creating consistently successful programs. I've survived one very large, mass-layoff and another minor set of layoffs, both due to upper management's failure to determine the best plan for new programs. Since they have this difficulty, they inflate bonuses to 8K-10K for lower level, hourly employees, not expecting to have to pay it out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not the place to start any kind of career. Run.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resume Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Resume Writer in New York, NY

    I worked at TheLadders full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -The kitchen is stocked regularly.

    -Your co-workers are smart and well-adjusted. They know it is a bad job. They will help you out.

    -The work environment is casual dress - like button-down and jeans. You can telecommute if you need to, which is nice.

    -There is one good boss in the Resume department. You can figure out who he is really quickly.

    -Getting to talk with a variety of people about their jobs can be very interesting.

    Cons

    - There are bosses in the department that are proud of not having any experience writing resumes (BAD SIGN), and have no interest in employee feedback about how to improve the process.

    -They employ a top-down management style with no connection to reality. Inflated perspective of employee capabilities, they think that 15+ resumes (avg: 10-12, 14 on a good week) is possible.

    They also think it is possible to write a resume PERFECTLY in 3 hours, from start to finish, call and revisions included, with no re-writes from the customer. Maybe all of this is possible when pigs fly?

    - The quotas are not possible to meet without putting in unpaid overtime (Irony: they hate paying overtime and they hate people staying late to finish work, but how do you get the results if you don't?).

    -They are cheap, and the contract is misleading. They want to pay the $10/hr, $15/hr overtime rate as long as they can. You have NO CHANCE of making the $50,000 they promised; they changed the commission rates on the contract halfway through my time there to an "all or nothing" rate to try and drive performance.

    -There is high turnover. You find out why very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All or nothing commission can only work when "all" is a realistic figure. Fire anybody who has not written resumes at TheLadders, or sticks by a production time frame that doesn't include bathroom breaks, lunch, revisions, research, responding to email, and meetings.

    Adjust the production quota and commission structure to be realistic. Not all resumes are sales resumes that can be completely done in three hours!

    Say goodbye to work/life balance - If you are a Resume Writer, you will not have any.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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