Value Line
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www.valueline.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Howard A. Brecher

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    A Technology Start Up Within in a Traditional Company

    Developer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAccess to cutting edge technology, ground up approach to infrastructure, flex time, career growth, innovation. New knowledgable leadership.

    ConsTechnology is run very differently than the rest of the company. The other departments are still running the Old Value Line way. Politics of being involved in a turnaround.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the lead from technology!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bad at the beginning but management change made things better

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAfter IT management change, opportunities to expand knowledge and experience opened up. They seemed to be intent on changing the corporate culture. Began to upgrade all technology and move from paper to digital publishing. Moving to bring the company into the 21st century by rebranding the company.

    ConsPay is still very low. Some old-timers are refusing to change. Jean Buttner still has a lot of influence even though she is no longer CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDisengage from Jean Buttner and get new CEO who is not associated with her. Continue with company transformation. Increase salaries to be more in line with other companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    How to Ruin a Once-Great Business by Really Trying

    Equity Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsAn analyst can complete his -- and I mean HIS, there are virtually NO female analysts -- work in an hour or two each day. That leaves time for many other pleasurable activities. Eventually VL analysts find they have lots of free time to look for better jobs. They find those better jobs and leave, creating the turnover that opens the door to more entry-level analysts.

    ConsThe business is shrinking. The Internet is killing it. Fewer and fewer people subscribe to the main publication because the same information is available for free elsewhere. VL does not create new products that are successful. New products rarely pull in enough revenue to cover costs. Some are dismal failures. There has been no growth in the mutual fund business, a sign of the managerial incompetence of ONE person -- the CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should hang on until retirement and remember that the only change to expect is a shrinking business. Soon, the only subscribers will be libraries. A generation of people who never heard of VL are now the majority of investors and Wall Street has little use for the VL product. The company is into its obsolescence phase and heading for extinction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    what a joke

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood intro to investing and stock analysis ....reasonable hours (9-5) ...rank and file workers are generally nice (there is a sense that the r&f are in a terrible situation together - which breeds a strange camaraderie)

    Consboth upper and middle management are AWFUL ...competitor Morningstar started 40 years or so later than Value Line - yet the former has a market cap of $3.4 billion (while Value Line is BELOW $90 million) ...weak analysts are coddled (for the control) and a small group of managers (who don't even seem interested in investing) run the show. ...company blames its struggles for the growing amount of stock research that's available free to investors - it's a joke

    Advice to Senior Managementput the company up for sale (maybe the name has some residual value) ...hope that private equity or some other entity bites ...then fire the CEO, as well as the top and middle managers

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

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    It's a zoo.

    Developer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAccess to good technology; IT middle management aware of issues and trying to do things better.

    ConsFrequent long hours, especially weeks before a system release, vicious politics; lack of architectural knowledge, antiquated systems and processes. Long hours are a feature as the CTO believes in working crazy hours during pushes followed by weeks or months of inactivity - worst of both worlds. Some workplace rules, especially as they pertain to attendance are insane; in all fairness, IT is relaxing some of these rules, but only because of the long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoubt they would listen, but even if they did, the company may be beyond help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid at all costs!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIn by 9 and out by 5 and nobody has a clue what anyone else is doing.

    ConsClueless and avaricious management, inflexibility, and entrenched thievery by long-term cronies make this a revolving door of poor, unmotivated non-performers. A culture of fear and backstabbing combined with low pay and a Dickensian workhouse mentality make this an awful place to work.

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

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    Lost legitimacy

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDecent place if looking to break into finance

    ConsDead end. Not a long term option

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to restore reputation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Valueless Line

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSome decent people - Good starting groud for college grads to get a taste on how to research a company - That is about it.

    ConsMost of upper management has no morales and do not know how to run a company - No insight of Market needs - No compelling products to meet what users really need or want - Lost everthing to Morningstar - It's a classic on what not to do to grow and retain customers - retain talent - promote and acquire new talent - A waste of time!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell! Replace management!

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

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    Poorly run, bleak outloook

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMinimal hours (9-5) and will hire people with no finance background, possibly a good place to get started in finance if you are young just need some experience

    ConsThe highest levels of management are not only narrow-minded they also have been found guilty of various SEC fraud.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuite. Let someone else run the business.

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

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    What a waste

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNone, the place is full of people who are unhappy and have given up. You will find plenty to complain about!

    ConsFinger pointing is common and no one takes the time to do the right things until its too late. No career path and pay is low compared to other companies. Dead end job

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what you're doing! This company is going under fast

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

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