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Updated May 11, 2014

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    Good start for financial news reporting career

    Assistant Editor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery flexible work-life bonus more than average newsrooms, travel to conferences almost as much as you like, casual office environment, vibrant staff, great bonuses and benefits including 20 prorated vacation days, only work Monday-Friday, can move up quickly if you work hard and make yourself standout with great ideas as management often changes in 2 years (few people are lifers)

    ConsLack of reporters with senior experience, too many entry-level reporters, very gossipy, raises are abysmal, often will promote with no extra pay at the time of promotion, like to get more work out of you for less pay, promotes based on likability and not experience,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    poor senior management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosive made some good friends. world is your oyster in terms of things you write about, people you call, etc. great place to get clips and make sources. very nice work life balance.

    Conssenior management has no idea what it's doing. the organization is run very unprofessionally, gossip runs rampant, conniving tactics are frequent. there is also no pay, no room for growth -- and an assumption that talented employed will stick around to be mistreated/not paid.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo everyone a favor hire, hire someone who knows what he/she is doing.

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

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    Friendly coworkers

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFriendly work environment, new office, great work-life balance

    Consnot enough professional development, does not pay industry compensation,

    Advice to Senior Managementpay people more to reduce turnover and offer more career advance

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

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    Client Relations Manager

    Client Relationship Manager (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsThe team is very young, mostly fresh grads from college. Great opportunity to interact with senior management of major advisory firms. They also have headquarters and offices around the globe, and they encourage teams across continents to visit each other and share knowledge. Opportunities to grown internally as reporter/sales. Monthly travel to different territories to visit clients are necessary but manageable.

    ConsI worked at a small office, so only got to see the rest of my team only 2 or 3 times a year for a short week each time. Not much of opportunity to get promoted if you are not willing to relocate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many weekly meetings, quite repetitive.

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    Senior Sales

    Sales (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat place to work at.

    ConsBeing on the west coast we only have a small office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard and make sales.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfun, great startup vibe, energetic and committed employees. great christmas parties and a fun place to do work. provides good exposure to larger parent company.

    Consnot top of the technology game but working on it, internal politics but not more or less than anywhere else.

    Advice to Senior Managementbuild technology into a core competency beyond simply serving the content delivery. continue to hire great people at whatever cost. protect your culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to start out in professional media/finance; little room to advance in any real way.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of fun young people from all over the world.

    Great incubator for journalistic talent

    Challenging work assignments

    ConsLittle opportunity to advance in an extremely flat organizational structure

    Office is a bit run down

    Work can be very high pressure in a deadline-oriented work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnable greater for collaboration between business units to create more unity within the company.

    Bump salaries a bit to discourage high turnover of entry-level journos.

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    Good people, but limited opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are great to work with and most of them are very good at their job. The firm fosters an enterprenuerial spirit if you think you can add some value. Management is solid, nothing spectacular, but the keep the ship running.

    ConsGrowth is very limited as is pay. Some decision making is questionable by management. Good stepping stone to other opportunities, otherwise it'll be the same job for a very long time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally assess who you want leading and make employees all feel on the same footing. Remember to keep the culture positive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mergermarket is one finance information company that will weather the current economic storm.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMergermarket provides opportunities to peek into the machinations of the finance markets in a way few other companies can afford. Its products are aimed at helping professionals working at M&A banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, corporates and law firms to see proprietary intelligence about their respective markets.

    Working for Mergermarket exposes an individual to a wide range of interrelated functions and allows a person to cooperate with a variety of job roles. Senior editors regularly appear as talking heads on major news networks and those same people are a phone call away whenever a question or issue comes up.

    ConsAs with any information company selling to the finance world, the market for Mergermarket's products is currently soft. Many of Mergermarket's clients and prospects have been seriously affected by the current market environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management needs to ensure that products are delivered in a way that maximize value for clients. They also need to make sure that CRM software is efficient (currently it's a disaster).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Uncompetitive compensation, zero upward mobility and high turnover

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest thing about working there was the people. It's like being at university - the friends you make there stay with you for life.

    ConsEverything else apart from the colleagues you consider "friends". Very poor management and guidance. Massive turnover rate. Sales focused rather than content focused. Technologically backwards. Horrible compensation and bonus. Absolute lack of upward mobility. Useless strategic initiatives that are not well thought out or market tested. No quality control on existing products. "Borrows" from competitors. The list goes on...

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the unproductive upper echelon of "management" and use that budget to bring better people onboard by simply paying them more.

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