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Great for the Resume, Bad for Everything Else

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Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY

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

Pros

Learned a lot from some very talented, passionate, and intelligent people; free bagels on Friday.

Cons

Sweatshop mentality; paranoia and disrespect are pervasive; if you work here, you are not happy. If you are happy, then you just put in your resignation notice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You desperately need to improve the corporate culture if you hope to retain the talent. Encourage (instead of discourage) interdepartmental relations. Show people that there is more than the assembly line of work --- that there is a reason to strive for better. Make procedural changes that take into account the actual people who will be implementing them! Address insubordination and disrespect.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Turned into more Politics instead of Product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Peers are highly talented individuals that when allowed to be creative can prove the brand deserves its recognition.

    Cons

    Way too much politics to get anything done. Management looks at employees as threats and problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save your brain-trust. They got you to where you are in this industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Let down

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people at WebMD have great untapped potential. The Atlanta office is friendly and very "together" as far as getting things done. The project-level folks at New York office were also very good to deal with and competent. With very few exceptions a great bunch to work with.

    Cons

    Actually working here can be claustrophobic and chaotic.

    It is generally very difficult to move forward on project work here due to many of the product and project managers being forced to play CYA with a handful of VPs. There are product people who are trying to code or admin. There are VPs who are not focused on leading their respective groups but trying to be far too hands-on with day-to-day work.

    Comany desperately needs leadership, but because of the above factors I do not think that the leadership will coalesce easily. They are busy with petty distractions and that needs to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a fairly large company, it needs to grow up. Let the people you hire to do a job actually do that job. They really do want to help you become a more successful company if you let them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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