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SEC charges missed alot

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Former Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Applications Developer in New York, NY

I worked at Value Line full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There is absolutely nothing good about this company. It's managment has proven it's ineptness by looking at the share price.

Cons

The culture is a culture of corruption. The SEC investigation, although barring the former CEO and another from the industry, fining her $10 million and the company $10 million, missed alot. You have to sign in and out with a time card. There is high turnover, so you are always training someone new. If you are late or have a "messy desk" you can have your pay reduced. Management has some serious issues and the company seems to always being sued, which is why there are never any bonuses. However, the major shareholder donated $400,000 to some research hosptial in Massachusetts. Look up the grants of the Arnold Bernhard Foundation on Guidestar.

Advice to Management

Resign. The company cannot remain viable under your leadership (or lack of it).

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Run from this company, all the negative reviews are true! Wish I stayed on unemployment...

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

    I worked at Value Line full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some great equally dissatisfied people across departments

    Cons

    Where to begin... rules, rules, more rules... cannot be one minute late 9:01 more than 3x in 3 months or will be docked pay 2% for 6 months, strict dress code, cannot eat at desk, leave any items out on desk including in progress project/work files, picture frame on desk must be company approved, no joke! kitchen closes from 9-11, 3-5 so cannot access coffee or vending machines during those hours, must take lunch between 11-1, expensive and crappy benefits, really bad vacation and sick time policies, zero flexibility, (even during hurricane/snow storms), firings of entire departments at new directors whim, will interview your replacement with your knowledge and even have you train him/her! extremely archaic processes, bad or non-existent business plans and execs have no clue/fear of the future/modern technologies, no chance at competing with companies such as Morningstar and many others going forward... RUN!

    Advice to Management

    It is 2012... figure it out, strong employees have value, treat them like human beings, show some respect and trust that they are responsible people living and working in NYC and be more flexible to keep them... be careful putting the entire companies success in the hands of a few incompetent people!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Value Line has missed the boat...and so should you

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Value Line full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with over all. Mostly very young due to the low salaries.

    Cons

    The Product Development and Technology teams are taking one step forward and two steps back. Senior management does not have the skills or insight to revamp this very, very old fashioned company. Company rules are archaic. Factory standards in a high tech environment do not translate. Locking coffee room up from 9-10am is just weird, and so is this company. Politics are vicious and a true path forward is not present. Too little too late for value Line. Loosing customers by the second. I don't blame the customers. Expensive product for something you can almost get for free anywhere on the internet.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are not as smart as you think you are. Higher smarter Development Manager who has a clue and is not so pompous. Get with the times and don't dock pay for a minute being late, and give people access to coffee in the morning.


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