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- "Chaotic career paths is the norm" (in 9 reviews)
- "Benefits are top notch, but base salary is average to below average" (in 4 reviews)
- "below industry average compensation." (in 4 reviews)
- "Lack of coordination and communication between team members." (in 4 reviews)
- "If you are good at your job better pray that your manager is one of the “in” crowd and is actually asked for their opinion about you." (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 15, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsAlexandria, VA
amazing work life balance truly value customers and employees
Chaotic career paths is the norm
- 4.0Nov 22, 2023Full Stack DeveloperCurrent Employee
Unlimited vacation policy, flexible working hours, interesting problems, incredibly smart colleagues, usually very empathetic management,
Currently unrealistic expectations in a down market. Divided workforce. There appears to be a noticeable "management versus employees" mindset, contributing to an overwhelming atmosphere for everyone involved. Lower Pay
- 5.0Oct 20, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Great culture, thoughtful CEO. Good opportunities for internal networking. Pay is reasonable considering the flexibility/work-life-balance and benefits. I don't hate my job (in fact I enjoy it), which is rare for my particular field - and I'd much rather be working here than for other more corperate-y employers in my field. Some of the recent 1 star reviews are straight up bizarre and seem almost fake - "super scary" ?! What? Someone must have an axe to grind.
Wish there was more structure and organization - both have fallen off since the company went remote-first. Would also be great if performance-based bonuses were included in compensation.2
- 5.0Oct 20, 2023Software DeveloperCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsWashington, DC
Set your own hours, great benefits, always learning something new, stock. Challenging tech.
Old guard are stubborn, gosipy and unproductive drags productivity down. They’re pushing this culture stuff so much, it’s wasting our time and honestly, it's not even motivating.
- 5.0Feb 16, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
The company offers great benefits, good wages, solid work-life balance, and allows their employees to basically work from anywhere. TMF is currently on the precipice of some major innovation and has been encouraging all employees to learn new skills - whether their taught internally or externally. TMF has a motivating purpose and is the right company for anyone who loves investing and business. I love the people I work with!
Like most remote companies, communication can be challenging, but the company does a good job of using all channels to communicate important information. We rely a lot on messaging tools like Slack which can make conversations quick and easy, but without the necessary context at times. However, video conferencing like Zoom makes it easy to immediately clarify anything that may have been misunderstood. Additionally, TMF went from in-office to fully remote over these last 3 years so it seems like our culture is adjusting to the new workplace environment. TMF doesn't have linear career journeys; it's more like a jungle gym where the more you move to different areas of the business, the better your understanding of the business and better exposure for different opportunities. If you're motivated, curious, and open to new things, then TMF might be good for you, but if you're looking for the corporate track and a clear path, then TMF might not be for you. If you're just getting started, especially remotely, it's really important to make friends -- it can make or break your experience -- but most people are friendly and willing to help new employees figure out the ropes.3
- 1.0May 25, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Benefits are good, that's it.
Working at The Motley Fool has been an eye-opening experience, revealing a toxic work environment hidden beneath a facade of friendliness. The leadership's gaslighting, false narratives, and relentless micromanagement have created a detrimental atmosphere that hinders professional growth and well-being. Behind The Motley Fool's seemingly positive image lies a leadership team that excels at pretending to be nice while engaging in manipulative behavior. Gaslighting is rampant within the organization. Everyone has to pretend everything is great amazing to keep the facade going. The Motley Fool's toxic environment extends beyond false narratives and gaslighting. The leadership's obsession with micromanagement hampers productivity and employee morale. Instead of fostering collaboration and open communication, the company thrives on an atmosphere of control and constant scrutiny. Attempts to voice concerns or offer constructive feedback are met with defensiveness, dismissal, or even retaliation. The lack of accountability and empathy from the leadership further exacerbates the toxic work culture, leaving employees feeling trapped and undervalued. Choose an organization that respects and empowers its workforce, as your happiness and career prospects should not be sacrificed for the sake of a toxic workplace.23
- 1.0Oct 3, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Flexible schedule. Decent benefits package.
Low pay when compared to rest of market. Leadership only seems to care about some teams, while others don't seem to exist. Especially when it comes to growth, development and how all teams fit into the company's future "roadmap". There's a lack of proper order and structure, with priorities changing so frequently it's almost impossible to find the time to efficiently scale up. Opportunities to advance are non-existent.8
- 5.0Jul 12, 2023Customer Service Representative (CSR)Current EmployeeAlexandria, VA
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The Motley Fool has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 366 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at The Motley Fool to a friend and 44% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -16% over the last 12 months.
59% of The Motley Fool employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated The Motley Fool 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.