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

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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

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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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    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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