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Questionable Leadership

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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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  1. 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 (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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    Great company, if you are living in 1999. No innovation..hemoraging the best talent.. averse to new solutions and ideas

    • 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

    Smart, innovative and creative people work(ed) here but any attempts at change are immediately hampered by middle management that simply don't understand the business or are threatened by new approaches.

    Cons

    Huge potential to exploit revenue streams not directly tied to declining Pharma dollars However, the recruitment of an "industry insider" CEO does not bode well for any approach other than that of doubling down on previous bad bets..
    Employee morale is abysmal. Anyone who has an opportunity to leave (ie: the most talented employess) has left or has one foot out the door. By Q2 2013 this company will be full of mediocre resources at best.
    Actually heard an executive quote "content is king" in a recent meeting. What year are they operating in?
    Toxic culture that rewards managing up rather than managing the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash out your options now....oh wait, you already did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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