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Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
48 Reviews
2.8
48 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential, but not there yet

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    The people who work here are fantastic. Great team atmosphere and support.

    Cons

    Lots of intricate details to the job, which must be fully understood before one can presume to know enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight!

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    HR adds fake posts to boost themselves - Don't be fooled!

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor
    Current Employee - Senior Editor

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    it's a job, and the economy is rough. Once in a while they'll get pizza for the group and pay for the whole thing too!

    Cons

    Pay is way less than industry standard, benefits are limited. No advancement potential unless you're a teacher's pet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with industry experience that are actual leaders, not personal friends you want to hang out with who just call themselves leaders because they have a title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced company defining social communications, working with big brands and aggressively growing.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative environment that focus's both on individual and team achievement. There is a good mix of veterans with 5+ years experience and new team members with a fresh perspective. Solutions are good and you get to really help your clients, rather than just serve them. Marketwired has managed to stay a step ahead of the market, and their competitors, which make it easy and fun to add value. Client list is great and the smart people you get the work with aren't just internal, great exposure to early adopters and influencers. Company vision is compelling and achievable. Lot's of room to grow in an evolving market.

    Cons

    Social Media is driving change across the world of communications, it's no different at Marketwired, as the company sets the stage for it's next wave of growth, many processes and practices need to change. This can be unsettling for some people. While there is plenty of space for influence, if you crave stability, this probably isn't best situation you. At times can be chaotic, however, those that embrace the pace of social evolution, will find the challenge rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and meet your clients, they have a lot to offer. Don't be afraid to be loud and proud!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Onwards and Upwards

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    Marketwired is a company that is at a critical point in it's growth trajectory and for anyone who wants to impact a business and solidify a career in sales, this is the time and place to join; especially in the Chicago office. Pros: Committed Executive Leadership Team that is aligned towards a common goal, Open Access to Senior Leadership, Outstanding Product Mix, Ability to make an impact on an individual level. Ability to be a part of an organization that is changing the traditional wire business and integrating social analytics. This is a truly collaborative culture that rewards performance and everyone is out to help you succeed.

    Cons

    When changing an industry, there will always be those who want to stick with the status quo. If you want a job where you can hide out and not be seen, this is not the job for you. However, if you want to truly develop in your career and to be a part of a performance based culture, then this is a great place to be!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Account Executive

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    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SMB Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The company culture, open communication, and the drive for success are the best aspects of Marketwired. The leadership has set us up for success and given specific career paths for success!

    Cons

    I would appreciate it if Marketwired matched the 401K for US associates!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe Marketwired should match the 401K for US associates. The improvement in open lines are communication have been a great improvement, but I still think the compensation plans could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome company at the forefront of its industry!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have been here for just about a year and can honestly say I'm very glad I made the move. The company is going through a complete transformation to become a high powered company that is breaking new ground in the industry. The talent is being rehauled - many of the C players are being cycled out and great new talent being brought in. The work is hard but rewarding. If you can't deal with hard work or can't deal with change, then this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    The company has dramatically improved its talent, structure, and processes over the last year and it's a much better company today. However, this is a lot of change management and for people not willing to deal with change, this is not the right place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience overall

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at Marketwired full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people across the board. Coworkers were smart, easy to work with and eager to lend a helping hand. I have had some great managers that taught me invaluable career building skills. Sysomos has great brand recognition and many top fortune 100 clients. Social listening products have been historically best of breed. Hard work is rewarded. Great experience overall.

    Cons

    Slow product updates and adaption to fast moving market.

    Recommends
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Do Not Waste Your Life Here

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    You get paid in garbage, there's no HR support, there's no matching 401(k), there's ZERO SUPPORT from management, zero development, zero upward mobility. I've been so unhappy here I could cry. Even though I try so hard to make this place bearable, to have a positive attitude & contribute in making it better, the support doesn't exist up above to make these changes happen. I've been promised things many times since I started here, and they all collapsed. That is because the infrastructure for a successful organization simply doesn't exist. Markedwired is a house of cards. Nobody cares about "the little guy," and it's a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop dropping the ball. Treat your employees like they matter, not as if they're totally expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before you come aboard a sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Marketwired full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Some great mid to lower level employees that are smart and work hard.
    2. Lots of good laughs because the "software company" you work for can't seem to figure out how to launch a product. It becomes comical.
    3. Management uses really nifty industry buzz words.

    Cons

    1. The company has been going through an identity crisis for a number of years. It doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. Unfortunately, the employees are paying the price.

    2. It's a revolving door of employees. Management has a reputation for continually moving the "goal posts" on their people.

    3. Management all wear tall hats, but have no cattle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A gauge of good leadership is the strength of your followers, not how quickly you can drive your followers out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    The For Sale Sign Is Up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    They try hard to be a innovative software (Saas) company.

    Cons

    poisonous negative employee moral, untrustworthy executive team, corporate branding identity crises, huge mistakes in product investments and time to market, inability to execute properly on internal re-organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start making better, ethical decisions in terms of compensation and business motives. It's no secret to employees that the company is for sale due to lack of revenue growth and dying business model

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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