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"Ok if you loved Junior High"

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Current Employee - Professional in New York, NY
Current Employee - Professional in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at WebMD Health full-time

Pros

Nice location, free coffee, water

Cons

Cliques and old friendships cripple newer staffers. Nothing is written down, no procedures, org charts, asking for information viewed as suspicious. So bad it's hard to take it seriously, but they are dead serious: you will feel bad about yourself and your work in no time. May be great place to work if you like competing to join the cool kids. Not for grown-up professionals.

Advice to Management

Evaluate your managers, especially those who "grew up" at Medscape/WebMD. Perhaps they didn't actually grow up at all. Abolish all meetings and initiatives that involve consensus of a group larger than 4-5 individuals. Instead,encourage small, informal initiatives. Take what your employees are saying here to heart. What does WebMd have such a disgruntled work force?

Other Employee Reviews for WebMD Health

  1. "Demoralizing, poorly organized company, that has no vision of what to do"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Portland, OR
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WebMD Health as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fresh fruit in the office every day. Good location. Good pay.

    Cons

    Very poorly structured office. Impossible to do impactful work as most of your time is spent fixing tiny problems. There is no technical vision and employees spend a lot of effort in passing problems over to other departments than in getting problems solved.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the company so that teams are cross-functional and people actually have ownership of the projects they are working on. Bring in a CIO and a data architect. Also when terminating a contract early, give the contractor reasonable notice that funding has changed.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "I was in for the long haul until I saw this place wasn't good for my health"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medscape Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Medscape Professional in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WebMD Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Your coworkers. Specifically the team you are working within.
    - Ability to work from home.
    - Brand name on your resume.
    - Vending machines, water, and bagels.

    Cons

    - Not a true work/life balance considering that you end up working more than 9-5 and also on the weekend, multiple times of the year. You do not receive overtime pay.
    - Understaffed, leading to heavy workload and unrealistic deadlines for the remaining staff.
    - Stressful environment. Not good for your overall health, to be expected to work under stressful conditions for a long period of time.
    - Low morale. No true emotional investment. It's just a paycheck until something better comes along.
    - No faith in management. They keep saying things will get better and it has yet to. It keeps getting worse.
    - The company is stagnant.
    - There doesn't feel like any career advancement in this company. You're not learning any new skills that can be applied to future positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the requests for the middle management for more staff. You cannot expect everyone to continue as is. It's not good for your employee's health.

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