Meltwater Group
3.0 of 5 81 reviews
www.meltwater.com San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Meltwater Group Founder & CEO Jorn Lyseggen

Jorn Lyseggen

(24 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "You get to learn a lot about different industries and meet a lot of interesting people"
    in 4 reviews
  • "It's a fast-paced and hands-on way to learn the basics of sales and negotiation"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "EXTREMELY high pressure, with little or no support from management"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Upper management does not want to change"
    in 5 reviews
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Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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 Senior Management-create more opportunities within the company outside the management track

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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just ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Meltwater Group

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

Conscult 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

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsCasual 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsI 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 Senior Management-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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome opportunity to learn, grow and make money

Account Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time

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

ConsLong hours/a lot of work events

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure everyone knows they are important

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun place to start your career but expect favoritism

Account Manager (Former Employee)

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

Prosa lot of opportunity for growth if the right people like you, and definitely not boring.
coworkers are an interesting and diverse bunch.

Conspolitics are extreme here. if the right people like you, you can get away with anything you want- if they don't- nothing is ever good enough.

Advice to Senior Managementreward hard work, not charisma

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Sales Organization

Sales Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsSales Training was great with the organization

ConsUpper management does not want to change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A place where you will develop beyond what you've expected

Managing Director (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGreat environment, supportive colleagues and higher-ups, opportunities are given to the ones that are seeking them out. I came here straight out of grad school, started to work in sales - something I've never imagined I will do before - and loved t ever since. Have been here for 5 years, seen people succeed and move on to other amazing opportunities, and I think most people who were able to succeed here, learned many skills that will make them successful in other jobs.

ConsSales is not for everyone. Some people might not have the right expectations when joining or the manager is not doing enough to set the expectations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best sales training

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsExcellent sales training
Excellent culture and work environment
international career opportunities

ConsPrivate company so changes are made pretty quickly which can be both good and bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot enough women in top management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cult like

Business Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat Software, awesome group of coworkers that came in with me

Consvery cult like
sexual harassment from both male and female managers in Boston
Unsafe after work drinking
no time to tweak software or prospect for new clients, all of that had to be done at nights and on weekends
Bad leadership, just cause you sell a lot, doesn't mean you can manage other

Advice to Senior ManagementPut managers through leadership training
drop the cult like thing
Not everything has to be done the way they do it in Sweden

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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