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Marketwired Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of hard-working and intelligent people (in 9 reviews)

  • Most fellow employees are great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is out of touch with what editorial does for the company (in 8 reviews)

  • Works off of a high turnover/low pay business model, rather than investing in longterm employee development (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Enterprise Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy and flexibility within territory roles; great team mates and awesome management

    Cons

    Compensation lack luster as the plan changes every year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run Like Hell is Burning on Earth! Don't Fall for the Fake Smiles and Lies!"

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

    I worked at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    Great, down-to-earth colleagues.
    Made friends here and had lots of free food.
    Great work-life balance.
    Great place to work if you have no future goals and do not want to advance.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Dishonest management
    Broken promises
    No growth opportunities unless you are a manager favorite.
    Lies during yearly reviews, if you don't kiss your managers' and supervisors' butts.
    High turnover rate.
    Incompetent sales team due to their lack of training and incompetent leaders.
    Lazy employees or employees that are too scared to do their job.
    Constant building of press release submission platforms. If they have a better idea, during the building of the platform, ditch that platform and start building another one.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your hardworking employees and give them well-deserved recognition and pay increases. Stop lying to employees and clients.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    They deposit your check directly into your bank.

    Cons

    Management is stale - been there far too long. They also spend their days managing up to the senior staff - not helping or supporting the people who actually do the work and deliver the revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Move on.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Marginally better than being homeless"

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

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

    Pros

    A pro? getting a paycheck

    Cons

    If you are a strong performer, Marketwired will not value you. Achieve your goals? They don't care. It only matters if the "right people" like you. The Executives are are completely out of touch with reality, and they don't care about the customers or the employees. They only care about surrounding themselves with "yes men" and "yes women" who will stroke their egos. The valuable workers, the people who keep the company afloat, are undervalued and underpaid.

    Company values Canadian employees above U.S. employees- Canadians get matching retirement contributions while U.S. employees don't get matching 401K. They promised 401K but never delivered. They changed our health insurance - giving us higher out-of-pocket costs. The benefits went from bad to terrible.

    They think this "Applause" program improves employee engagement, but employee morale is at an all-time low. Just another example of how out of touch the Executives are.

    If you enjoy being demoralized, this is a great place to work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good People and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hard-working and intelligent people. They do try and create a culture that is enjoyable and rewarding. Lots of people have long tenure and knowledge to share.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a commoditized market despite their efforts to advance it through technology. Could have more clear paths to promotions, raises, etc. Would be better to have stock sharing like most startups.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees to help all departments.


  7. "Not such a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marketwired full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor was great and helpful. The editors here are some of the brightest, hard working people you'll find.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with what editorial does for the company. There's not much room for growth.


  8. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pool of knowledge to tap from. Great benefits

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth, however the company is improving with the new leadership that's in place now


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Garbage Pay/ Garbage Benefits/ Garbage Leadership/ Garbage Growth"

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    Current Employee - Editor in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I leave the door.

    Cons

    Everything! From the low pay to the joke benefits, I have lost all hope for this company and I am looking elsewhere as we speak. There is no light at the end of the tunnel they keep promising, I don't trust upper management and morale is low. With 20 people leaving our department alone. Also some of the co-workers, not all, some are the biggest sycophants I have ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't take a person to go to the London School of Economics to figure out that editorial is in the worst state it has been. Where everyone is leaving the door and morale at a all-time low. We are constantly told that help is coming and we will get the wage and benefits we deserve. C-levelers have no clue what we do and see us as expendable. With that being said I am looking vehemently elsewhere.


  10. "Entry Level - Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketwired full-time

    Pros

    people - location - salary

    Cons

    no training - micromanagement - flawed comp plans - always changing


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, very mundane work experience, biased supervisors."

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    Current Employee - Editor in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketwired part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people will probably always be the only good thing about Marketwired. There is a group of wonderful, smart, capable editors that are doing the day-to-day work. Everyone is very nice. Office culture is pretty laid back and casual. Lunch is provided on occasion.

    Cons

    Senior management seems extremely out of touch and there is a huge amount of client issues that plague the editorial department. People get to walk all over the editors and supervisors simply dissent to them. Leadership operates on a favorites-only basis. The corporate memos and messages seem super unorganized. There is a huge disparity between certain editorial staffs' work output.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider the voices of the editorial department more so than the supervisors. Supervisors are basically glorified babysitters. Certain employees pull far more weight than others.



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