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"Freedom, flexibility, and great benefits!"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Analyst in Alexandria, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Motley Fool full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

High performers are given a lot of latitude to work on whatever they want, whenever they want -- provided it's moving the needle. And the office is always a lot of fun.

Cons

Some can take advantage of the culture and not carry their weight.

Advice to Management

You guys are doing a great job. Our business and culture are both getting better and better.

Motley Fool Response

Oct 24, 2014

We’re so appreciative of the comments we receive on Glassdoor, especially from long-tenured Fools. Your first comment really gets to the heart of our philosophy: We’ve built our culture to support ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Motley Fool

  1. "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contributor in Alexandria, VA
    Current Contractor - Contributor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing culture and environment. It is very refreshing to work at a place where everyone is happy.
    - Focus is on performance
    - Flexibility, in almost every aspect of your job
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    Cons

    Though the culture and opportunities certainly make up for it, working for the Fool will require some to take a pay cut.

    Advice to Management

    Always stay committed to quality.

    Motley Fool Response

    Oct 24, 2014

    We love it when our contractors recognize our commitment to quality and a flexible, performance-based environment! Our compensation and recruiting Fools focus intensely on providing the most fair ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Culture of Excellence and Fun - But Bring Your Own Paddle"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motley Fool full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong commitment to a fun and productive work environment. Focus on competitiveness, but not in a "me vs them" kind of way - you are competing with yourself to do as well as you can. Senior management is always trying to find more/better ways at employee introspection and evaluation to - gasp - actually improve the lot of the employee, not generate nasty metrics to hold over anyone's head. Very flexible work schedules when needed, and especially accommodating to workaholics that keep odd days/hours :) Why bring your own paddle? That is a pro and a con, but I'll put it here. It is both very easy to settle in and at most move about sideways, but if you are a 10X'er and willing to put yourself out there and be flexible with what you can/will do, opportunities abound - but it is more in your hands than anyone else's to make something substantial happen.

    Cons

    Chain of command is dynamic, which makes cultivating and advancing ideas sometimes challenging. Duplicate efforts crop up occasionally because there isn't sufficient communication taking place between different areas that are doing concept development, and the company is growing fast enough that this feels like it is increasing a bit. As for the Paddle - see above since it is both a pro and a con

    Advice to Management

    Twenty years of experience in honing the Foolish ability to identify great businesses needs to be turned into its next evolution of advising businesses on practices to become great.

    Motley Fool Response

    Oct 24, 2014

    “Bring your own paddle” is a really good way to describe the environment here. The Fool’s People Team truly believes that you are in charge of your own career, and we are here to help make it the ... More

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