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not a place to retire at...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Small company's flexibility tagged with large head office's opportunities.

Cons

Insurance is cut down every few years
No retirement plan available
Processes are not innovative and creative
Stock options are worth nothing to employees for the past few years
Manager evaluations are bias because they get evaluated on their individual performance and not on the performance as a team manager
Lack of communication and unity across the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

360 evaluation should take place where everyone gets feedback from: managers, colleagues, clients, and peers. It will provide a better reflection on how the individual is performing.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just as stated, it went from bad to worse!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    I don't think there is much left

    Cons

    This company is about to turn into sweat shop. CEO and team keep iterating "innovation" but yet the workforce has been reduced tremendously on a already tight ship. The work for those left behind has probably doubled and they simply think that this is possible to "innovate" under those circumstance, it is very blatant that the new CEO never work in tech.

    WebMD has no sense of employee retention, it must believe that it must be an honor to work for this brand. The company will have to ante up on the remainder of employees which pretty much has been the cream of crop or those with the most knowledge base because their workload has just double and the company has not mentioned any types of incentives to keep them around. A few will stick around to see if there will be some sort of compensation for the massive pressure placed upon them

    The brand has much potential but unfortunately has been completely led wrong, if it doesn't get it right this time it may be the last straw. Not sure what happened but it used to be a fun company to be at. It turned from a sunny day into hurricane sandy. Not very excited about the future but miracles do happen on rare occasions maybe this will be one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate and reward your employees, this is a tech company which requires a place of free thinking. You can't expect innovation or creativity when the talent is under constant pressure, unhappy, and poorly paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Questionable Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health

    Pros

    not much anymore, maybe free coffee and an office to go to

    Cons

    Company treats employees as kettle, keeps stating it wants to drive innovation but yet cut the actual workforce tremendously countering the intent. Workers stretched to over capacity BEFORE lay off, now severely reduced in talent and man power any type of innovation is questionable, remaining talent will have to pick up the additional work. Absolutely no type of incentives offered to employees remaining including, the standard yearly bonus or raises which more than likely have been cancelled as well, after months long endurance of severe stress and work conditions. The question currently lingering within the offices Laid off group may be actually the lucky group whereas those left behind will be subjected to more

    The last few positive reviews on Glassdoor are misleading and possibly posted by HR or top management for damage control quite evident as those trump the negative that bare a more accurate picture of the state company wide

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You just don't get it and you will most likely create more of the same old. How can innovation be considered top priority when the plan is to designate more work to a leaner staff who will be will be dedicated to simply finding ways to maintain the day to day with no room to pursue "new" initiatives. Be sure to retain the remainder of employees by displaying some type of gratitude or appreciation otherwise they will follow suit to those 250 removed from the roster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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