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"Mergermarket a financially rewarding but ethically challenging place for journalists"

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Current Employee - Reporter
Current Employee - Reporter
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Pros

Mergermarket embraces helpful employee-friendly options such as telecommuting. Pay and benefits are comparable to or better than similar employers, and the niche business model seems considerably more sound than the traditional models of general news media outlets. (To my knowledge, MM has never had to conduct employee layoffs.)

Cons

Potential for career advancement is somewhat limited, although willingness to move geographically (particularly to emerging international markets) can expand those opportunities. Also, the nature of the job can sometimes conflict with the ideals/values that often attract people to journalism (e.g. desire to cause some social good through reporting). Instead, the role of the Mergermarket reporter is to originate leads for investment bankers, essentially.

Advice to Management

A stronger collaboration with the Financial Times (parent company) and opportunity for MM reporters to contribute to or correspond with the Financial Times would be a nice incentive to keep MM journalists motivated and also perhaps recruit new journalists to MM.

Other Employee Reviews for Acuris

  1. "Good overall, managers lack direction and perspectives at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    1) flexible working hours
    2) amazing work from home policy (certain departments like IT)
    3) promote from within (limited roles only)

    Cons

    1) inexperienced managers
    2) communication breakdown
    3) lack structure
    4) low tech

    Advice to Management

    cherish talents


  2. "Very good place to work for. Things have changed though"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots to learn
    Great atmosphere
    Smart colleagues

    Cons

    If you're not part-of-the-circle you can forget about any promotion

    Advice to Management

    Try to regain some of the early days feeling and drive

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