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Young and growing with leadership missteps

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Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at TheLadders full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great learning experience and nice and smart coworkers

Cons

Mid-level Management are young so they are also trying to learn how to be good managers. Some are great individuals but terrible leaders. Culture is quite cliquey.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more guidance and leadership.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Really Smart People. Lacking Direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at TheLadders full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people at the company are amazing. This is a place full of smart, cool and friendly people who are honestly trying to do great work and build amazing products. If you don't want to always be the smartest person in the room, this could be a good place for you.

    Cons

    The leadership team is young, passionate and inexperienced. Hence they tend to make decisions about the direction of the company without necessarily thinking them through. Once a decision is made, they go all in - investing time, money and people into whatever the latest new initiative is. Then, when the going gets tougher than expected, they tend to completely abort the effort, laying waste to people's effort, time, work, and sometimes jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you make strategy decisions, develop plans A, B and C. That way when things don't go as expected you can avoid a lot of panic and drama.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Smart, fun people; disorganized management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TheLadders full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of friendly, smart people working at TheLadders. Unfortunately, the management team lacks experience, and projects are cut. Rough attempts at establishing a unified vision ultimately affect team morale, and even jobs.

    Cons

    Indecision about the company's business goals creates an unstable culture. Many employees leave for better opportunities, sometimes just one year of working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more organized: share a collective corporate vision and execute it thoroughly. Invest more in your company's culture too by crafting stronger talent development plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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