Vertrue Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    A Great Experience at Vertrue

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    Former Employee - Legal Department  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Legal Department in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In my 10 years with Vertrue, I learned so much about the inner workings of a corporate legal dept. After being employed for 19 years in law firms in litigation depts., Vertrue gave me additional skills of working with vendor contracts, corporate governance, marketing materials and other areas. The attorneys and legal staff were a great bunch of people. The office in Norwalk was 3 floors of an open space environment with a young and edgie (sp?) feel. That's right. No one had an office. The CEO, CFO and General Counsel sat out on the floor with the rest of us. I believe we had up to 300 people at one time. We had a large Board Conf. Room and smaller Conf. Rooms throughout the office. Furniture was unique and snazzy. 3 large Lunch Rooms on 3 Floors all had 3 large flat Screen TVs in each, along with a lounge downstairs that had bean bag chairs, ping pong table and video gaming console and other goodies. For the most part, I would say it was a young group in Marketing and Creative depts., and us older people in Legal and Accounting (older being over 35). Good benefit package, vacation was on par with other companies and holiday parties, cocktail parties and summer picnics were always a blast. I dealt on a regular basis with senior management, as well as all of the internal depts. from HR, to Marketing, to IT. All good people, always helpful. Work-life balance was good in the Legal Dept., I rarely worked over 45 hours a week. Perks -- annual bonus on top of an annual salary increase (but if you were an hourly employee, you did not receive a bonus only a salary increase). My salary was very good and I thank my boss for showing his appreciation by giving me such great increases over the years!

    Cons

    Did not like the small Darien office we moved to in 2013 with the 35 remaining employees. Also, I miss all of my Vertrue friends who have moved on to greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are no longer with the Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a very pleasant assignment where no pressured me into writing quickly.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The work was easy enough and the managers were quite affable. Using MS Word and InfoMapping I was able to bring the assignment in on time. The managers had someone explain to me about Landing Pages and how they worked so I could get a better idea of how to write the document.

    Cons

    There were no cons as there were on other assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing the assignments the same way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My ten years experience with Vertrue Inc.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Vertrue was a fun, family oriented place to work. The company was big and successful. Training was excellent and they always tried to make you better with your working skills/abilities. The benefits also were very good.

    Cons

    I consider my job very much!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Vertrue WAS a good company to work for, until they ran into trouble.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertrue

    Pros

    Worked with some really nice people, great building & atmosphere. Ability to learn and grow. Open space setup fostered communication.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the business model did not hold up and the company declared bankruptcy. Massive layoffs and eventually there was only a skeleton staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Leadership needed to change their business model and they tried too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked there a long time and the people were great. That's what made it great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertrue

    Pros

    I liked being able to use their programs

    Cons

    Some customers were difficult to work with

  7.  

    Not a good work environment. Toxic politics in upper management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People who are director and below

    Very nice offices and good benefits.

    Cons

    Coworkers are very two-faced as others have said.

    Business is totally sales driven with no respect given to customer experience. Sell anything and use various tactics to increase signups and subscriber tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making a good product that people actually want and will keep and quit the games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They are very flexible...great benefits & management.

    Cons

    Some coworkers are very two-faced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nip drama in the bud.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the greatest place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a very Entrepreneurial atmosphere with good people, so it's a place to really have the freedom to get things done if you want. You can rise quickly.

    Cons

    Company is very misunderstood. They're are many regulatory authorities that are going after them because they have deep pockets, but they actually one of the best companies in their space compared to the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just do your best

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Should have seen it coming...

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time

    Pros

    Good people, cool office building

    Cons

    Didn't navigate fast enough to avoid failing, wasted tons of money on marketing old products at the expense of funding newer, cleaner ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't say everything is going to be alright to appease us if you don't really feel like you are doing what you need to keep us safe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Like chasing your tail...

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    Former Employee - Software Architect  in  Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Vertrue full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the best IT professionals in the area.

    They are bankrupt! That is a "pro" for consumers.

    Cons

    The worst Product Marketing, Product Development people in the industry.

    One word: Unscrupulous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create real products consumers want. The squandered the greatest collection of resources in the NY area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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