WeWork Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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3.2
49%
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WeWork Co-CEO Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham (no image)
Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham
125 Ratings
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  • "Pace of company can sometimes offset work-life balance(in 69 reviews)

  • "Since you have full ownership of your Lab, it is not uncommon to work long hours(in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive community of people who are driven to learn, give back, and be the best person in their role

    Cons

    At this stage I can't report anything!

  2. Helpful (543)

    "A La La Land Like No Other"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HQ - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    VERY cool HQ--beer, fruit water, and other treats on tap, free breakfast, amazing decor, lots of events and cool trendy vendors who bring free stuff--if you like to humblebrag via Insta, you'll love this place. Some cool people --celebrities come in and out, your colleagues are generally very attractive folks, there's a sense of excitement and true commitment to the work (borderline evangelism) depending on who you work with and what you do. Name recognition and valuation -- company is a rising star and it's worth having on your resume. A cool mission on the surface--bringing community together, helping people do what they love (making work a passion rather than a chore) through connection.

    Cons

    This place is like drinking from one continuous Kool-Aid jug. VERY cult-y and cliquey. You are either in or you're out, and if you're out, rather than cut you loose right away, they gaslight you. It's actually kind of shocking how many people I've seen be treated so poorly here, and perhaps no coincidence that they were folks of color. Kind of hard to find the down to earth people I did find. I enjoyed the Community teams and Security/Ops/Real Estate people I met, probably because they were constantly "hustling," but the HR team (the PEOPLE team, for goodness sake) and a lot of other "prominent" faces were consistently rude, with an overinflated sense of self and zero idea of how the WeWork "values" translate into behaviors/contributions from a prospective employee POV. You have to have been there since the start, or be prepared to ingratiate yourself, to get any traction in your professional development or career path. I was always shocked how badly my manager wanted to be liked, and how much they were willing to do to be liked, to get any kind of clout and/or promotion just bc they hadn't started out at WeWork as a community team member. Never mind that they were super qualified for their job. Pay varies depending on who you are; some people earn market value...some people very very much don't, and there doesn't seem to be any consistency that determines which is which. TGIM. Thank God it's Monday. Mandatory Monday meetings. Sometimes they circulate tequila shots. Is that a plus? Not sure. Summer Camp. Adult Summer Camp. With EDM, people in salmon colored shorts, and lots of loud rowdy entitled folks. If that's anything but a con for you, you probably belong here and godspeed.

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  3. Helpful (100)

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outpatient Counselor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing and the offices are fun!

    Cons

    I had no bad experiences while working there.

  4. Helpful (172)

    "Incredible ride and opportunity to have an impact on the world"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WeWork full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great mission. Inspiring leadership. Socially conscious organization. Lots of incredible challenges to solve. You're working on a product that you use, and talk to customers every single day. Collaborative culture.

    Cons

    This is a crazy startup, so you need to be comfortable with change and rapid iteration. Benefits could be better.

  5. "Great environment to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Architect 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful team members & good job challenges and responsibilities

    Cons

    Team working is a key.

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  6. "Was great but too short"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked for Rise by We, with an extremely passionate and open minded team

    Cons

    The company was falling apart at the time

  7. "Proceed with caution"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team, amazing people to work with. management was shaky and should've been a sign to get out ASAP.

    Cons

    management was changing every other week.

  8. "Good for a time"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Architect Lead in New York, NY

    I worked at WeWork full-time

    Pros

    Great office culture and great place to intelligent hardworking people

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Company grew so fast it simply filled roles with whoever was available

  9. "We"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Community Lead in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at WeWork full-time

    Pros

    Culture - People - they're wonderful Innovative

    Cons

    Poor Comm from leadership Constant job cuts No long term stability

  10. COVID-19

    "Trials and Tribulation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WeWork full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    fast-pace, high-growth, challenging environment forcing you to own your business, lean into data analysis, and creative problem solve while considering scalability

    Cons

    leadership did a poor job during COVID19 protecting Community teams, and gaining the trust of our customers. If they continue this, I'm not sure customers can stay loyal to the brand.

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