Meltwater Group

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Meltwater Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
92 Reviews
3.8
92 Reviews
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Meltwater Group Founder & CEO Jorn Lyseggen
Jorn Lyseggen
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get to learn a lot about different industries and meet a lot of interesting people (in 5 reviews)

  • It's a fast-paced and hands-on way to learn the basics of sales and negotiation (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours/a lot of work events (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance and a lot of stress, tight deadlines (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Euro Culture in the heart of Manhattan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    CULTURE, CULTURE, CULTURE.
    This company finds culture as important, if not more, than winning. The culture drives really strong results, and you're surrounded by very successful people, so it's a motivating environment.

    Cons

    the company always changes initiatives, launches new things, etc, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because it teaches people to be versatile and adapt to changes effectively, but it may not work for some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Inspiring and fun place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great share of responsibility, your voice is being heard, great career opportunities, getting more and more professional

    Cons

    Sometimes unclear what the future vision of the company is and how each and every employee can contribute to that higher goal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best decisions of my life!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at Meltwater has given me the support, freedom, and network to experience business at a level most college graduates do not get the chance to right out of school. Every time I became comfortable in a position I was then asked to step up, putting me out of my comfort zone again to learn new skills. It is an exciting and challenging (but supportive) work environment where you will find colleagues who become lifelong friends.

    Cons

    The career paths are mostly in sales or account management/leadership. Meltwater is still learning and growing outside of sales and account manager positions but it is happening. You have to WANT to work hard and be intrinsically motivated to succeed at Meltwater. It helps to have a passion for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication can never be too much. 401k matching would be a stellar addition to the great benefits package we have!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meltwater Group

    Pros

    great work environment. music playing. fun coworkers. always a great time. good commission

    Cons

    long hours. takes a lot of work. sometimes you hit slumps but you make up for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise base salary

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot about sales that should be helpful in my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a good place if you're a beginning sales person and have a lot of time to devote to your career. You can learn a lot from your colleagues and from the nature of the work, but it can be intense and demanding.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance and a lot of stress, tight deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More objectivity in how you treat your employees, better work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    just ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meltwater Group

    Pros

    young team
    very motivated
    CEO is really good with people and you can learn alot from him

    Cons

    cult of personality towards CEO
    the CEO makes every decision , people wait for weeks to have Jorn come into town and tell them what to do

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -amazing people
    -great training ground for sales
    -fantastic company culture

    Cons

    -typical downside of sales jobs - high stress, potential long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -create more opportunities within the company outside the management track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding culture, great annual kickoffs, truly global company, great CEO

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Casual informal work environment mostly influenced by european culture specifically Scandinavian. Mid-size company with a startup feel when I used to work there, high energy, great diversity - there are people from all across the globe because it has presence in every continent. Great annual retreats for the entire company - not just the top management.
    All products are developed with a global mindset

    Cons

    Need high energy to thrive. Not for the weak at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome opportunity to learn, grow and make money

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility from day one, uncapped commissions, fun work environment, great mobility

    Cons

    Long hours/a lot of work events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone knows they are important

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at Meltwater for 2 years out of college. While it seems like it can be intense, I can say the training and learning that occurred during those two years set me up for the rest of my career. I've now gone to another company and it is very easy to see why anyone who has worked at Meltwater goes on to be extremely successful. It instills in you a work ethic that is second to none, while also developing key communication and business skills that simply cannot be achieved with most companies out there in the same time period. Also, it is very much like a family. Most of my best friends still work or did work for Meltwater, and we all still keep in touch. Every person I know that has gone on to another opportunity has far exceeded expectations compared to others. Fast paced, opportunity to make tons of money at a young age ($100,000 is very achievable at 23/24 years old - while some even made $200,000 or $300,000+ in their early to mid twenties). However, in order to do this - you must be very trainable and willing to give in to suggestions or management from people potentially younger than you. Can be a tough pill to swallow, but if you can - the rewards can be great.

    Cons

    -110% at all times
    -Salary is non negotiable
    -Month to month quota can prove to be very stressful - especially if you don't hit a couple in a row
    -Young management means some bad decisions and people thinking they are more important than what they are
    -Not a good fit if you aren't early in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Kickoff is really key to contact with most of management because most managers "won't let" you reach out to other managers without their thumbs up. This can inhibit growth of individuals because of the small bubble each office is.
    -More training/help/standardization to processes and sales methodology
    -Get Salesforce - half of the technical issues are with your own CRM system which really hurts productivity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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