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Most stressful job of my career. Walk away from the idea of working at WebMD now. Questionable practices!!

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Former Employee - Advertising Sales  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY

I worked at WebMD Health full-time

Pros

Great brand name, little competition to which they use to thier advantage, and follows strict guidelines for following medical/health related advertising. Great company parties.

Cons

Overpriced ad product, not customer cerntric, favoritism of certain staff, strong arm tactics with clients, and most of all so stuck on politics and company protocol that it was simply not an efficient business. Lots of internal power struggles and often felt like people would step all over eachother to maintain turf. In my experience, VERY questionable personal tactics by HR and Senior Managers to get you out the door, questionable review process, etc. I often felt the sense of favoritism and burn and churn on the employees. Pushing employees to push clients into areas that weren't always in thier best interest. I simply would not reccomend this company to anyone thinking about making a move there. My peers were great, but management was terrible. You had to be very sneaky, kiss up, bypass rules to survive here. I personally wish I had done my homework more carefully before accepting the position I did. What you have heard about the internal workings here are accurate. Caveat Emptor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees better, do better job of tranining people and put the right managers in place for thier respective jobs.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a destination if you want to actually advance your career

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    Current Employee - WebMD Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - WebMD Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance, no one is in a rush to get anything done or ever make a decision so the hours are very manageable. Returning a colleague email within 48-36 hours is acceptable and common practice.

    Cons

    This company is full of incompetent leaders who are more interested in managing their personal portfolios than growing the business. The products are way behind the current industry, there is no innovation, bright people spend hours wasting their time trying to develop good ideas, only to have them shot down by senior leaders so the entire business is either paralyzed or stagnant. The investor spin on why the business is declining (e.g. due to patent cliffs) is a ridiculous excuse for lack of leadership, lack of vision, lack of innovation, and general incompetence throughout the ranks of the company. The new CEO appears more concerned in meetings to want to have the last word on every idea, rather than empowering smart leaders to develop and pursue good ideas for the business. I question his ability to turn the company around when his primary goal is to own everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CEO who knows how to recognize and leverage talent. Set a vision for growth, communicate the plan for growth, stop tolerating mediocre employees, transform the way decisions are made and empower middle managers, instigate timesheets across the board so you can begin to see who is working on what, and implement a more transparent process around bonuses and promotions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at WebMD Health as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere people were always laughing and joking with each other.
    Free coffee and cheap snacks. Sometimes free lunch.
    Great Location

    Cons

    The office is a bit broken up so if you like to engage with coworkers sometimes they are far apart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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