WeddingWire Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Start-up culture crammed into a rapidly growing industry leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working at WeddingWire was a privilege. Knowledgeable team-members and a positive collaborative atmosphere means opportunities to learn, hone your skills and push yourself. Self-motivated personnel will not go unnoticed.

    WeddingWire is also a community; there are many in-house social activities, providing time to get to know your co-workers outside the job. Employees have the benefit of unlimited vacation, being able to schedule longer stints off than is possible at many other companies.

    Consideration for promotion occurs yearly and potentially quicker if you excel. Managers are open to discussion about your ideas, concerns and are genuinely concerned for your well-being.

    Cons

    WeddingWire has retained the volatility of a start-up and is experiencing growing pains. Certain key team members have need to assume intense amounts of responsibility as a stop-gap. This can lead to much pressure and stress for those individuals and their teams. Growth has occurred almost too quickly and the company is working hard to adjust.

    Compensation is about average for people in marketing/software development. There isn't 401k matching. Though there's opportunity to grow, its also possible to get pigeon-holed if you're not assertive. There's a 'Work hard, party hard' atmosphere about the company that will appeal to some and not others.

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  2.  

    Fun place, sort yourself accordingly.

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    Former Employee - Technical Person  in  Friendship Heights, Montgomery, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Person in Friendship Heights, Montgomery, MD

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

    Pros

    The company is dominated by a sales culture followed by a marketing culture followed by a tech culture. Think beer pong, video games or wine and cheese every other day.

    Sales, as can be expected, is Darwinian. You don't make the numbers you're out. They do provide training. The territory assigned is sometimes total luck of the draw.

    The company is open enough that you get to collaborate with different groups and learn different facets of the business. The main product being so highly visible and profitable means your work gets out in front of a large audience everyday.

    Cons

    Lots of Kool-Aid being ladled. Upper management are good talkers. But not so great with the walk. The focus is on squeezing revenue and making (bad) deals rather than doing the hard work of making good product. The best talent walks. If you are a good role player and don't mind being hitched to a wayward wagon, then WW is your place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the dead weight. Regain the hunger and perspective of the early days.

    Recommends
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  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun Fast Paced Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, smart Executives, great benefits, fast paced. always changing/growing, really fun social culture

    Cons

    It can at times be hard to move up and be in a salary range that is fitting for your experience and age if you did not get hired right out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of DC's Best Places to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WeddingWire full-time

    Pros

    One of the coolest offices spaces in DC pair with an outsized effort on company culture, WeddingWire is not only a fun place to work, but offers a ton of opportunity for growing your career. The company is growing quickly, so they are clearly looking for self-starters that get excited about tackling new challenges and discovering new opportunities to help the business grow. The best part is that the company gets to do something very meaningful and impactful for engaged couples and small business. The wedding is the most important day of everyone's life and WeddingWire gets to help millions of people's most important day, be better. That is very cool.

    Cons

    Hiring lots of people quickly now so please continue to invest in infrastructure. We are tight on space (but looking forward to an expansion very soon to a new floor!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in both your people and your. culture. They will continue to build upon themselves and enhance each other, creating a solid foundation for which to continue growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with some typical growing pains, but overall very positive outlook

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Sales in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, young culture so a great place to be post college, great product, leader in the industry. Exec's are pretty smart so have a great vision and outlook for where the company needs to be and how to adapt to stay at the top of the industry. Clients are generally happy and the team works hard to keep products current.

    The sales team has monthly and quarterly incentives/contests as well a great base, commission, and bonus structure. You can make a lot of money if you work hard and hit your quotas. Managers work hard to keep morale up by providing great incentives and fun competitions for the team. If you are working hard you will never feel underpaid or undervalued.

    Very social and there are many opportunities to get to know your co-workers with the happy hours, quarterly company-wide events, social sports leagues, and quarter-end parties that are all very fun and well-attended.

    Generally, WeddingWire does a great job celebrating the victories and learning from and correcting mistakes.

    Cons

    The sales role provides little opportunity to grow as a professional. It is probably one of the best entry-level sales jobs out there as far as sales jobs go but there is not much growth opportunity unless you want to go into management. It is a great first job but just keep that in mind when evaluating your long term growth potential.

    WeddingWire is in the stage of many start-ups where there are some people in managerial positions or leading initiatives who are somewhat under-qualified yet hold these positions due to their seniority status at the company.

    The unlimited vacation policy essentially does not apply to half the company that is in sales. It is a great benefit to attract talent but most employees are not able to fully utilize this "perk." Sales reps are often nervous asking for time off and it is at the discretion of your manager. Some managers are better about time off than others which is unfortunate for those with the managers on the latter end of the spectrum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more seasoned and experienced managers and provide training and real feedback for them. Implement an actionable plan for managers who repeatedly receive complaints for unprofessional communication tactics.

    Do a real evaluation of how employees feel about the unlimited PTO policy and be open to modifying this based on the feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get tangible job experience fast!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Working at WeddingWire on the sales side throws you into a fast-paced hard-working team right away! You'll gain a ton of confidence and develop your communication skills. You get more individual responsibility and authority in this role than most of your friends will at their entry-level jobs. If you turn out to be great at sales you can advance very quickly here!

    Cons

    Like any sales job it comes down to numbers, if you're not hitting your goals you won't last long. Also you have to be able to adapt to change very quickly!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need stronger training for those in sales management positions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grew too fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WeddingWire full-time

    Pros

    Fun, social, casual, everyone's friends

    Cons

    Grew too fast, sales are plateauing, they think nagging the heck out of people is going to get it done but they lost focus on the product and solutions. everyone's sick of hearing from them now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales people because THEY are the ones who've grown company to where it is; focus on product and become solutions-based again - the advertising doesn't work anymore...really, it doesnt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, Play hard.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance
    - Perks
    - Financial gain potential
    - Company Culture
    - Extensive Sales Training
    - ...work with amazing people.

    Cons

    - Some markets have been over called-into, so it depends on which market you get to dictate your success potential.
    - You need to be able to manage stress well, there's likely to be a lot of stress coming from a number of avenues
    - Adaptable to consistent change within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage expectations. We're an amazing company, and have had a fantastic growth rate, but understand when it starts to plateau and lower expectations instead of raising the numbers. When the quotas are too high for us to be able to reach, we're not making any money, and are incredibly stressed. At this point in the company, most of the "low hanging fruit" in terms of people being ready to buy, is picked, and when there are less vendors ready to buy (usually they've been talked to multiple times), raising the quota numbers isn't helping.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with fantastic employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WeddingWire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -great benefits and perks
    -fantastic vacation policy
    -friendly people
    -plenty of room to be creative, grow, and succeed
    -casual dress

    Cons

    The only con is that space is limited right now with rapid growth, however we will be expanding soon to have more space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Associate  in  Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Success Associate in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at WeddingWire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the culture of WeddingWire, you don't feel like you're going to work everyday!

    Cons

    Have to be able to adapt to changes since the company is growing so quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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