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CollegeWeekLive Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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  1. "great coworkers, product and executives"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Needham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a fun, collaborative environment. There are smart people and we have a cool product that connects students with schools that I wish i had used when looking at schools. There is a lot I like about working here like how open they are to our ideas and how everyone helps everyone so noone fails. president and ceo included.

    Cons

    There really isn't a downside. One of the most positive outcomes of last year was changes that eliminated some pretty negative, lazy supervisor types that were here.


  2. "Go in with your eyes wide open"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CollegeWeekLive full-time

    Pros

    Good people in general who get along well and seem to truly care about each other; decent platform for clients to achieve their objectives, casual environment, in the suburbs which some will consider a pro since the commute can be simpler with free parking and near the local commuter rail station

    Cons

    Be prepared to be treated like a commodity - while you are valuable to management you will be fine. When you are not, you'll be discarded like the trash. People are let go unceremoniously all the time. Turnover in the past year is crazy and the size of the company has shrunk by almost 1/2 with most positions not being filled. People are being asked to do more and more with less and less.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat people with respect and you will get respect in return.


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    "Amazing company, great management, ideal work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    CollegeWeekLive is the type of company we all hope to work at. In addition to a fast-paced, fun atmosphere where both work and play are cherished. Goals are steep, but doable, work can be tiring but is also rewarding. Everyone from an intern up to the senior management team are selected carefully to fit in with the company culture, and as a result, it an environment filled with collaboration and friendships rather than competition and cut-throat politics.

    Cons

    As with any company in start-up or small business mode, CollegeWeekLive has some growing pains, like the need for a larger conference room and kitchen - but it these are hardly deal breakers as an employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster your relationships with employees and keep up the good work.


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  5. "Great place to gain experience, wonderful team, excellent leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a great place for someone who just graduated college, or who is looking to gain more experience in their desired field. The team is very friendly, and everyone is willing to help each other. If you're interested in dipping your toes into different areas, the company encourages you to try it out (and it's small enough that it's possible to do so). The leadership is great--the president and CEO make it a point to form personal connections with each employee, and they are more than willing to address people's questions, concerns, or ideas for improving the company. My experience here has been nothing but positive so far!

    Cons

    CollegeWeekLive faces many of the usual challenges that come with operating a small startup. Days of major events (and leading up to it) can be hectic and demanding, but manageable as long as the appropriate amount of preparation is done beforehand. Lastly, there were some big organizational changes that led to the restructuring of the team in the beginning of this year, but the effects were positive and I feel that the company has only benefitted since those changes were made.


  6. "Manager of College Partnerships"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work day to day with are awesome. Everyone willing to help.

    Cons

    Micromanagement at every turn. No trust in sales people. No clear direction on where the company wants to go.


  7. "Don't Bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co workers for the most. Good place right out of college for a year or two to get some experience on your resume.

    Cons

    Management decisions are reactionary and not good long term. Lack of company's growth means lack of career opps and often time when people leave, which happens often, they are not back filled. Management can berate employees to the point of driving staff to tears.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and listen to staff. The constant turnover is costing you financially and culturally.


  8. "Learned Alot, great place to start at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CollegeWeekLive full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start out at, fresh out of college- a nice first time job otherwise good for 1-2 years experience. The people are wonderful

    Cons

    Tech Team needs to be enlarged, the company has experienced growing pains, but every department, client, experience etc depends upon the website. When time and energy are not invested in the website it shows with breakdowns, errors or dumbed down version of the original product. Without a focus and huge investment on the tech side, CWL will continue to go in circles repeating past mistakes and not excelling or growing.

    Advice to Management

    Rehire- when people see you not rehiring you just cause more people to leave. Constant turn over you loose so much historical knowledge you do
    Mainly LISTEN, your departments know their tasks, if they have a recommendation its best to listen to them and not fight it. Saves alot of time once you come to the same conclusion weeks after trying.


  9. "A great first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CollegeWeekLive full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is great. There is a real team environment. You can learn a lot. CEO, President, and upper management will sit down and listen to anyone's ideas. The product is great and the company could really go places.

    Cons

    There is never a conference room when you need one. The office location isn't ideal (in the suburbs). The pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep nurturing the younger talent at CWL but make sure to nurture their compensation as well or we will lose some great people!