WebMD Health Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Disappointed.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are many smart passionate people working at WHS.

    Cons

    Too many competing priorities. High turnover. Lack of vision.


  2. Helpful (10)

    Spirit Crushing Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free water, nice carpeting, microwave ovens, free pens and friendly receptionist!

    Cons

    There is a small cadre of senior management that is so incestuous and tightly bound together trying to kiss the CEO and his minions that it would be comical except that it will impact your career and your ability for any job satisfaction. The human(e) resources department management is a direct pipleline back to your manager and seriously in need of a housecleaning. The WebMD employee motto is keep your head down, your mouth shut and say yes mam, no sir, and just do what you're told. You're not paid to think, just do what your told. Spirit crushing place to slave away.....

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the day to day WebMD stock price and start real training and development of the staff. You'll get your payout when you cash in your stock when WebMD gets taken over by a real company, but please think about the employees until then.


  3. Intense Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    Web Sweat shop | Hands down the worst | they are killing their workers with stress

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Content Producer in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Web Content Producer in San Clemente, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Brand. That is all. If you are natural born sociopath, more power to you. This environment is for back stabbers and outdated workers who are trying to pay for their big life.

    Cons

    They treat contractors like slaves. Verbal Abuse and sexism is rampant. This company really needs a big class action lawsuit.

    Advice to Management

    Really should fire incompetent Senior Blahblahblah people. Because they are outdated fossil fuels. Their only concern is $ in their own pocket. These incompetent Senior Blahblahblah people only set up their employees or anyone (who can do more work then them or better work) for an epic fail.


  6. Good staff looking for direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  7. Helpful (7)

    Worst Job Experience Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, very competitive, lots of support

    Cons

    Lots of internal competition also

    Advice to Management

    Fair environment


  9. Overall company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    Great place to help people

    Cons

    Need to like working non-traditional shifts at first


  10. Helpful (16)

    Soul-crushing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

    Pros

    Work from home days for some employees; health insurance and 401K are OK; free bottles of water, 2 half day summer fridays

    Cons

    no career growth; too many senior-level managers who need to justify their positions by micromanaging; content management system is a dinosaur and excruciatingly clunky to work in; middle and senior management warm conference room seats all day while the very understaffed and burnout cogs in the machine below them do the grunt work, yet are rarely thanked; family leave policy is non-existent; HR are the worst I've very experienced; resistance to hire internally or to mentor lower level employees, always bring in someone new; status quo all the way, and they like that; this place is not for ambitious people; if you are ambitious and make it a point to set and reach self-development goals in the hope that you will be promoted to more meaningful work at WebMD--don't do it as you will be wasting your time

    Advice to Management

    Quit. There are too many of you walking around whistling. I think of myself as a bright, professional, hard worker, who is very willing to grow in my work and express new ideas to improve the team/product I'm working on. But WebMD has really killed this part of me. I'm afraid I'm not the only person who reports this. Many of my colleagues feel the same way. This company has crushed my professional abilities, and I'm currently trying to put myself back together so that I can move on for the better. WebMD has done a number on my health.


  11. Helpful (14)

    Company Has Changed, Not For the Better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior-level Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior-level Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WebMD Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Many smart, dedicated, hard-working professionals who really care. - Nice facilities in good locations. - Subsidized parking & public transportation. Lots of free food in NYC office. - Some flexibility with schedules, depending on manager. - Recognized, trusted brand.

    Cons

    - Trying to get by with too few staff, being paid too little. Few opportunities for growth. Very low morale. This was not always the case. - Very little work/life balance, especially for a company that talks a good game about 'wellness.' - Maternity leave policy was surprisingly limited and was only updated when employees staged a petition campaign. - Dramatic changes in annual review process, very obviously to weed out 'undesirables' or provide rationale for layoffs. Long-time high performers dropped to low performers. - Newer employees have bonuses capped at less than half the levels of tenured colleagues in the same roles. - Company used to place a very high priority on the end user, ensuring content was credible, unbiased and up to date, as well as protecting user privacy. This is being eroded quickly due to market pressures.

    Advice to Management

    - You are losing sight of what brought readers to you in the first place. If you lose their trust, advertisers will go elsewhere.



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