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Meltwater Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Meltwater offers a strong collaborative work environment (in 22 reviews)

  • The company culture is brilliant (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Can be extremely stressful due to monthly quotas - also work/life balance is difficult (in 33 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance because they expect you to always be there ready to go (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Meltwater Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meltwater breeds successful sales people. The office culture creates an enjoyable work environment that makes you excited to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    Competitive sales metrics. Need to have drive to go above and beyond quotas.


  2. "Sales Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity. There is no other job out of college where you will get this much opportunity for promotion and compensation.

    Cons

    Hard work. It can be hard to stay motivated with the challenges but it is a good life lesson if you can.

    Advice to Management

    only hire people who are willing to put in the work.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for, but can be stressful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with will become some of your best friends - you will also learn extremely valuable sales, conversation, business and other professional skills. Also competitive and makes you want to constantly keep improving yourself at work.

    Cons

    Can be extremely stressful due to monthly quotas - also work/life balance is difficult. You will be spending a lot of time at the office and also extracurricular activities with your coworkers.


  4. "Great company to begin your career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Success Representative in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Client Success Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meltwater is a great company to start your career as a recent college graduate. Each year, a new recruiting class comes in with energy and hunger for success. Even if you are not necessarily straight out of college, anyone in their twenties would love working at Meltwater. One of the best aspects of Meltwater is its cultural identity as well. If you are a driven and articulate individual, quick learner, confident and social, you will certainly succeed at Meltwater.

    Cons

    Dress code could be more professional but for some people, a relaxed dress code is a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to acquire other companies in our space as we grow.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meltwater full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture for young people

    Cons

    Cold calling sales job that wasn't conveyed 100%

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront with expectations and practices.


  6. "Great Started Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn business by doing business- its a great way to get some real life experience right out of school. Good pay and great compensation for hitting and going over targets. Fun start up atmosphere with a great corporate structure that provides quick career growth.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours. Its a sales role at the end of the day so the more effort you put in the more you get out.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Customer Success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meltwater full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Try out different roles
    - Young people
    - Work from different offices around the world/country

    Cons

    - High turnover
    - Below average compensation
    - Lots of employees are looking for a new job or interviewing elsewhere
    - Poor management
    - No professional and career development

    Advice to Management

    - Pay higher salary
    - Invest in your managers rather than force them into the position
    - Auto renewing clients is unprofessional and a terrible business practice for the company image

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Horrific"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good office location. Good commission.

    Cons

    What I would consider to be a hostile work environment. Example: while making cold calls, my manager looked around the table and said that maybe I'd do better if they all made fun of me while I was on this call ("like, maybe it will spark some competitiveness."). I'm sorry, have you ever performed better on a phone call while people were actively making fun of you? Also, made disparaging remarks about a client on my first week there, among other things. Was just a predominately fake, unhealthy, overworked, arrogant, childish, flashy environment. Kept feeling like I was back in high school with mean girls, gossip and popularity contest. Bounced as soon as I could to a more professional, resected position.

    Advice to Management

    If you care at all about these reviews, clean up your managers. Having young office directors might be cool and seem energized, and they may be awesome at sales and popping champagne. But turnover is high for a reason, and it isn't necessarily all due to the sales environment. It's the ridiculous, high school-esque and petty behavior of your mid-level managers.


  9. "Love it!"

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

    Pros

    awesome culture, you have a lot of responsibility from the beginning

    Cons

    not many... it can be very competitive though.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity if you want to break into the world of Tech! Endless potential."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meltwater full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great experience for those who want to break into tech and/or sales
    -A lot of room for quick advancement and promotion
    -Great opportunity to learn full sales cycle
    -Great work outings and happy hours...and did I mention the FOOD in the fully stocked kitchen!

    Cons

    -You will not be earning uncapped commission, but if you express your desire to, management WILL give you a chance
    -What you put in is what you get out of it...be prepared to WORK


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