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Not the most honest company...

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Former Employee - Research Director  in  Beverly, MA
Former Employee - Research Director in Beverly, MA

I worked at WDM Group full-time for less than a year

Pros

Relaxed, young work environment, the line level employees always try to help each other. Occasionally there is some real positive energy and this helps with motivation and drive.

Cons

Constantly cycling through dead end leads or people who already have been offered the product at one point or another, for one. However the big problem is the product itself. These are not "leading industry publications" as I was told to refer to them as. If the businesses who are in that industry sector have never heard of them, why would they want to be featured and have their vendors buy ads? I was sick of feeling dishonest by quoting false circulation numbers that were fed to me by executives who couldn't possibly believe the numbers to be real.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the content of the product and the circulation. The digital brochure product is terrific, probably the most valuable part of the package, but if the rest of the magazine content was better, more fluid and marketed better, maybe the product would be worth selling. Until then, I think this is a failure waiting to happen, to be honest.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A Company Going in the Right Direction!

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    Current Employee - Staff  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at WDM Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Considerable work has been accomplished in the past few month to restructure, re-organize and generally improve all aspects of this business (financially, operationally, personnel / human resources, and even the sales process).

    Cons

    There is still much to be done to tranform this business into the first-class organization it aims to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and don't get distracted by the noise. If you can't change the people, then change the people...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ridiculous, but not "funny" ridiculous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at WDM Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to wear jeans to work? I suppose the work environment isn't the worst I've ever been in, as most of the employees are young and somewhat entertaining, but the way the employees are treated is atrocious. Crap, that was supposed to be a 'Pro', but that's all I got.

    Cons

    They basically pay you in happy hours, as stated above. I mean I did technically receive paychecks but the numbers on them were so few and small that I was basically just supporting my grooming habits each month. People are WAY overworked and I didn't meet a single person who respected the owners. Basically, it's a sales company and they have a completely unsustainable business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will fall on deaf ears, I'm certain, but here goes: Stop treating people like microwaved cat diarrhea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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