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Can't complain when you're just grateful to have a job; Great team members to work with; Great NYC location

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Former Employee - Computer Programmer (SQL Programmer/Data Analyst) in New York, NY
Former Employee - Computer Programmer (SQL Programmer/Data Analyst) in New York, NY

I worked at WebMD Health full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Part of a SMART highly specialized team; Team members worked toward a common goal and put in their hours; Direct managers (laid off as of this writing in 2013) were reasonable to work with; HQ is located in the awesome Chelsea neighborhood; Can't complain with the total compensation (including yearly bonus) especially during the good years (prior to 2012); 10 company holidays (including Friday after Thanksgiving); Early dismissal on Fridays prior to long holiday weekends. Enjoyed the good years prior to 2012.

Cons

Team was expected to put in extra hours (late or weekend) beyond the typical 9-5 schedule especially during deployment; No comp days or overtime salary paid if and when you put in more than 45 hours/week; No summer Fridays (as of writing in 2013); Part of a smart highly specialized team that was embroiled in politics; Higher-ups didn't realize the high performance value the team I was part of to the company; Previous CEO didn't have a plan to make the company sustainable beyond 2012 and took the golden parachute. Challenging years ahead in 2013.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a pay cut yourselves and give your share (better yet, ALL) of your bonuses to the employees left behind in 2013.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. Great team, diverse department.

    Cons

    In process of restructuration. Shareholders focus a lot on stock value.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Trying To get Things Back On Track

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere...strong brand name...

    Cons

    Internal processes take far too long to get answers for clients. Upper management has a lot of excess fluff and not enough execs who have experience and solid relationships with key agencies and clients' decision makers. Trying hard to push lifestyle to the forefront yet the brand has been built on health and conditions which makes for a huge hurdle to get over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    broaden your horizons and invest in a strong lifestyle acquisition in order to split the site into two separate platforms. Bring on a heavy-hitter who knows CPG & Lifestyle clients and what it takes to earn their business/ad dollars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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