WebMD Health Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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David J. Schlanger
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Pros
  • Demonstrated value of work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Occasionally work from home is allowed (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is also less concerned about their employees as they are about their own bottom line (in 7 reviews)

  • There was a lot of caution with new ideas (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tech Debt?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    See title - There are many opportunities to learn interesting things about the past as well as refactoring with strange requirements.

    Also people are generally really nice and happy to help you with whatever you are doing.

    Very cooperative regarding Working From Home or flex time.

    Cons

    See title - Lots of tech debt means new development is harder.


  2. Support Professional

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

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    Great laid back environment with versatile personalities. Nice working environment.

    Cons

    Not that much room for growth and development.


  3. Not the Worst Place to Work, but Not the Best

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

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    WebMD was a good career step for me. I got to do some interesting work with some great people. The pay was decent and the health benefits were fairly good as well. They also offered stock options which was a nice perk when their stock was rising as it was during my tenure there.

    Cons

    Management seems disconnected and out of touch with the majority of the staff. Inconsistent rules across different departments made certain things murky and difficult to work with other teams.

    Work life balance could be problematic depending on your specific job. My job required more and more travel as time went on, frequently on weekends. I was constantly away from my family but got no overtime and was usually denied comp days even though I was often working full 5-day work weeks plus 2-4 weekend days per month.

    Promotions are few and far between. A few lucky people find their way into an upward path, but overall it's difficult to do. I was lauded for my job performance and promised a promotion for nearly 2 years but every time I pressed I was told it was difficult. Meanwhile, several outside people were hired to positions senior to me and I was never even given the chance to apply. Either I was being lied to about my good performance or I was being paid lip service about a promotion. Either way, not good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more and encourage managers to do the same. Create consistent policies across departments to eliminate discrepancies. Be more flexible with perks like comp days and working from home, especially for employees who frequently work late and on weekends. Make a concerted effort to identify existing talent within departments and giving them the opportunity to apply for more senior positions before hiring externally.


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  5. No Loyalty

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, clout for resume

    Cons

    Upper management has no loyalty, and there is very little to no upward mobility. No feeling of job security either/

    Advice to Management

    Make those with ideas and drive feel valued and listen...just listen.


  6. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in San Clemente, CA

    I worked at WebMD Health (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of ability to move up, company encouraged creativity, welcomed new ideas, fantastic benefits, company raises

    Cons

    Very quiet workspace, not a very bustling work environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Young Company feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WebMD Health

    Pros

    Great culture and management strategy

    Cons

    Room for growth seems lacking


  8. Intense Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at WebMD Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smartest people in the industry; great teams.

    Cons

    Tough environment; too much process and high burn out rate. No work/life balance.


  9. Good staff looking for direction

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are smart and good intentioned.
    Collaborative environment

    Cons

    High turnover in Executive staff
    Lack of overall product direction/strategic direction


  10. Helpful (2)

    Worst Job Experience Ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a one of a kind company that has no true competitor. Having the name WebMD on your resume is an eye catcher. Great pay as well.

    Cons

    None of management has a clue. They will say all the right things in your interview process and then the truth is revealed once you are working there

    Advice to Management

    All the swag they give out is nice, but use it to truly invest in the people for training opportunities and be honest about what positions are. If a role is to be a strategist, don't sell that and when they come in say you are in sales support. If you are in sales support, don't turn around and say that you are responsible for looking at metrics all day. Make up your minds


  11. Helpful (5)

    Stay away!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are really talented people but quit quickly once they realize they've been tricked into working at this place, and see what a mess everything is.

    You can work from home and come and go as you please because your manager will as well since no one cares about their job. Especially in sales who need to make their numbers but are all busy interviewing.

    Cons

    There is NO career growth. No one will listen to your ideas. No one cares about changing anything. No here will ever care about you.

    HR is on a serious power trip....you will never get a good review. Take the bonus you think you will ever get here and half it, then half it again. Unless you are on the exec team then you will make millions! If you are a women it's even worse somehow.

    Advice to Management

    This place is so top heavy with people who don't understand what they are doing running the show, take serious inventory on your leaders and their skill level.



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