Mergermarket Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
32 Reviews
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    Friendly coworkers

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not enough professional development, does not pay industry compensation,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people more to reduce turnover and offer more career advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    poor senior management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mergermarket

    Pros

    ive 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.

    Cons

    senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    do everyone a favor hire, hire someone who knows what he/she is doing.

    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good start for financial news reporting career

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    Current Employee - Assistant Editor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very 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)

    Cons

    Lack 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,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Client Relations Manager

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    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Relationship Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Mergermarket full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too many weekly meetings, quite repetitive.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Senior Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and make sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mergermarket

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mergermarket

    Pros

    Lots of fun young people from all over the world.

    Great incubator for journalistic talent

    Challenging work assignments

    Cons

    Little 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 ManagementAdvice

    Enable 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.

  9.  

    Good people, but limited opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mergermarket

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Growth 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mergermarket

    Pros

    Mergermarket 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Senior 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).

    Recommends
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    quite good work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Mergermarket full-time

    Pros

    young and nice co-workers with diverse backgrounds. a very good company for startups.

    Cons

    turnover rate is "amazingly" high, and their management team is too young and unexperienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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