InvestorPlace Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2020

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4 Ratings
  1. "Amazing Company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InvestorPlace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open door policy. Everyone wants you to grow and succeed. Work hard, play hard environment. Lots of happy hours, team outings to reward for our hard work.

    Cons

    Still growing company, so a lot of "start up" aspects we are trying to perfect

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  2. "ok place to work"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Rockville, MD

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time

    Pros

    management flexible if you're in the right group

    Cons

    departments don't work well together

  3. "Great place for lifelong learners"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InvestorPlace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've worked at InvestorPlace for nearly 5 years now, and during that time, I went from freelancing with the company to managing my own team full-time. That's to say the company has a strong track record of promoting from within if you show iniative. As a freelancer, I relished the opportunity to learn something new and get paid to do it. The company paid me to take a crash course in investing, which has proven invaluable to my adult education, let alone my career. The job comes with plenty of perks, too, including remote Monday's, Thursday lunches and team-building events (escape rooms, happy hours, conventions). The benefits package is top of the line as well, with a very good 401k plan by Fidelity and comprehensive insurance plans.

    Cons

    The office can be a bit quiet at times as we're a small team in a big office.

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  4. "Good group of folks ruined by management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart folks, good products, lots of potential

    Cons

    Too much backstabbing and not looking out for long term employees

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  5. "Tumultuous time, lack of clear direction"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time

    Pros

    If you can handle near-term uncertainty and potentially long hours, there are opportunities for advancement. In my opinion, the new management is more generous with compensation, bonuses and raises based on performance. Once the dust settles from the acquisition, there is potential for InvestorPlace to become a better company.

    Cons

    In 2017, InvestorPlace Media was acquired by Stansberry Research. By late 2018, several of the company's top leaders were either dismissed or left voluntarily. In my opinion, this resulted in a vacuum where much of the company's institutional memory and culture were lost. The previous iteration of InvestorPlace wasn't perfect, but the former leadership was invested in the well being of its employees and promoted a family-like culture. The former CEO made transparency throughout the entire company a priority. In my opinion, the new leadership isn't as transparent; in the past, there have been mixed messages regarding office moves, layoffs, company policies, etc. This uncertainty created a more stressful environment for me. In my opinion, the new leadership also isn't always respectful of employees' time. I witnessed several cases where they would spring urgent deadlines on staff with little to no warning. While the new leadership is very enthusiastic about the business, morale among much of the staff has been low throughout this transition.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile buy-out ruined this company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Laid-back work environment - Pay was alright

    Cons

    - Had to talk to angry customers that were screwed over by the company. -Slowly became more and more sales-oriented. The entire customer service department was laid off with no warning.

    InvestorPlace Response

    April 17, 2019Vice President of Human Resources

    My name is Brian Hunt. I’m the new CEO of InvestorPlace. It’s true that we changed our customer service team with no advanced warning to the team members. That was a good thing to do for our customers and our company. Here’s why… When businesses decide to move customer service departments to different locations, they typically do not notify staff in advance. If a business’s customer service staff is notified in advance, the business runs a large risk of disappointed/angry customer service reps treating customers badly. That’s why most customer service department relocations are done with no advanced warning to the staff. Moving the InvestorPlace customer service department was a difficult decision. But it was done the way it was done to protect the relationships we have with customers. A handful of our caring employees made sure it was done in a professional and respectful way. I hope this note gives you a better understanding of what happened. We wish you well in the future.

  7. "Assistant Marketing Manager"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time

    Pros

    Good products and a lot of smart people who are dedicated and who care. Company mission of improving people's lives with good investment advice is nice.

    Cons

    A lot of revenue pressure and doing more with less, especially when the stock market is going down or in a rocky period.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not going well..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    option to work from home one day a week flexible schedule for some teams

    Cons

    Company reorganization every few years; I was under many different bosses Went through a couple times of layoffs and budget cuts Company was on survival mode No pay raise for a few years

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "be careful..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at InvestorPlace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, some folks loved it.

    Cons

    Managers unclear where they were going, CMS was an in-house mess, some newsletters were dying.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Dull but not terrible"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InvestorPlace full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of free food and snacks. Friendly, casual atmosphere. OK pay, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Very cliqueish--you will not interact with people who aren't on your small team of 5-8 employees. When the market is bad, the company does not do well. Raises were cut out entirely this year due to underperformance.

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