Meltwater Group

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Meltwater Group Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
94 Reviews
3.8
94 Reviews
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Meltwater Group Founder & CEO Jorn Lyseggen
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Review Highlights

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

  • Given a lot of responsibility from day one, uncapped commissions, fun work environment, great mobility (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance doesn't really exist (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    fun place to start your career but expect favoritism

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    politics 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 ManagementAdvice

    reward hard work, not charisma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Sales Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sales Training was great with the organization

    Cons

    Upper management does not want to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Sales 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best sales training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent sales training
    Excellent culture and work environment
    international career opportunities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not enough women in top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cult like

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    very 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    No training, lack of leadership or strategic vision, felt like a shell game.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employee base is very international. That was interesting.

    Cons

    The employees are provided with virtually no training. Because most come right out of college, they have no reference point for how to do things other than what they learn at Meltwater, and what they learn at Meltwater is far from best practices. There is rampant sexual harrassment, inappropriate relationships between executives and subordinates, and a general environment that felt like a cross between a youth hostel and a fraternity party. It was the least satisfying work experience of my career. I would not recommend Meltwater to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in professional management, get the management team in one place, get a real Board in place. Impose some discipline and accountability on your executive team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place for training and development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meltwater Group

    Pros

    Fast paced development environment
    Young fun work environment
    Great job right out of college to get experience

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive
    Very long hours

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Stress Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meltwater Group full-time

    Pros

    You get to meet and work with some great people

    Cons

    Promotion is purely based on sales record, not whether the person will actually be a good manager so you generally don't end up with good ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Meltwater provides an incredible amount of responsibility and autonomy to individuals while providing support as needed.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow, develop, and take on leadership role. Strong culture.

    Cons

    Sort of expected to spend a lot of time outside of work hours with co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has its ups and downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meltwater Group full-time

    Pros

    A lot of independence in terms of how you manage your clients. You create and implement your own strategies in managing clients and solving problems. Culture is great! I love the people I work with and like the constant buzz in the office. Very high energy.

    Cons

    HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Unrealistic at times. Heavy workload, too many clients per person to truly address and satisfy client needs. Too many managers making unrealistic promises to powers of b. Had a great bonus structure, changes to bonus benchmarks have reduced this severely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it, change is a good thing, but not when it happens every three months. People have bills to pay, and forecasting your bonus based on salary structure is a huge part of that. Stop changing payment structure overnight. Give employees a heads up so they can plan accordingly. FYI Consulting companies have employees work on 1 to 2 projects at a time, truly getting to know them and addressing their issues. Having 100+ clients with multiple issues makes it impossible to be a consultant to them, and that is fine, but don't keep peddling this "you're consultants" crap, we're a sales company, with some account relations on the side. Embrace it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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