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Helpful (1)

Great Place to work

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Such a great work atmosphere!

Cons

Not a great pay as an intern.

Other Employee Reviews for Zywave

  1. Helpful (5)

    Sadly Disappointed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Director
    Current Employee - Product Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zywave full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very high quality people in middle management. Large sales team that works the market.

    Cons

    Upper management has a lot to learn when it comes to running a successful company. It’s a combination of their inexperienced and their inability to communicate effectively to their workforce and the market they serve.

    Advice to Management

    When entering a new industry you know very little about perhaps show a bit more humility. Long-time industry veterans that have earned their respect over time don’t appreciate the new kid on the block stepping in with such an aurora of arrogance. Respect must be earned, it can’t simply be bought.


  2. Helpful (3)

    start your career here, but keep on looking.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zywave full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company is a great place to start your career. They'll hire you right out of college, and they're one of the only places around Milwaukee that will do so. They do a really good job of considering all your strengths, and even if you don't necessarily have experience, they can recognize potential anyway. They offer an excellent training program, ranging between 12 - 14 weeks. If you don't know the industry, that's okay... they'll teach you that, too. They are mostly looking for bright people who are honest, hard workers, and if you possess that, you can probably get a job here. They're good at promoting from within, as well. It's rare that anyone stays in an entry-level position for an entire year, because they usually get promoted elsewhere within that time. It's a great place to start out, learn quickly, work hard, and progress to a better job - but it doesn't last forever. Use this as a stepping stone to get you to your dream job. There's also a ton of PTO, even for the newest employees.

    Cons

    The pay is middle-of-the-line. When you're fresh out of college, the amount they offer you looks amazing and it's more than you've likely seen at any of the part-time jobs you've worked so far, so for a while it feels pretty good. But once you settle in a little bit and get to know your work load and find out what others in the industry are earning compared to you, it starts to feel a little sour. Zywave can also be a little fond of the kool-aid, if you catch my drift. Lots of 'team development' that revolves around buzzwords and abstract ideas being used wrong by half the people in the room and personality tests to identify your 'type' and how you work with others. Training is provided to employes on topics like "the value proposition" and "active listening" regardless of their current strengths, and full participation is expected. I'm not against a good service experience, and I do think that training on things like service can help... but it gets to feel almost cult-ish after a while the way it's done at Zywave. And sometimes, after you've been through five sessions in two years on the topic of Zywave Core Values, you'd rather just sit down at your desk and get your work done. There's no consideration for who could actually benefit from the training when they sign up an entire department for it. I've also witnessed, a few times over the course of my employment, the elimination of an entire department and layoff of all the employees of said department. There's always a solid business reason for the layoffs- it was a redundant department, it was a remote location they decided to close, something like that. But those business reasons don't really ease the discomfort of seeing a whole group of your colleagues, who were working hard and doing their jobs, getting axed.


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