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"How to Ruin a Once-Great Business by Really Trying"

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Former Employee - Equity Analyst
Former Employee - Equity Analyst
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

An analyst can complete his -- and I mean HIS, there are virtually NO female analysts -- work in an hour or two each day. That leaves time for many other pleasurable activities. Eventually VL analysts find they have lots of free time to look for better jobs. They find those better jobs and leave, creating the turnover that opens the door to more entry-level analysts.

Cons

The business is shrinking. The Internet is killing it. Fewer and fewer people subscribe to the main publication because the same information is available for free elsewhere. VL does not create new products that are successful. New products rarely pull in enough revenue to cover costs. Some are dismal failures. There has been no growth in the mutual fund business, a sign of the managerial incompetence of ONE person -- the CEO.

Advice to Management

Managers should hang on until retirement and remember that the only change to expect is a shrinking business. Soon, the only subscribers will be libraries. A generation of people who never heard of VL are now the majority of investors and Wall Street has little use for the VL product. The company is into its obsolescence phase and heading for extinction.

Other Employee Reviews for Value Line

  1. "Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Institutional Service in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Institutional Service in New York, NY

    I worked at Value Line as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice coworkers, good environment

    Cons

    traffic is not good around the office


  2. "Director, Statistical Services"

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    Current Employee - Director, Statistical Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Statistical Services in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Value Line full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent work-life balance and a strict 9 to 5 schedule.

    Cons

    -Too much internal politics.
    -Lack of clear vision from management.

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