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WeWork Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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WeWork Founder and CEO Adam Neumann
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Pros
  • Free coffee, free beer, free food almost daily (in 15 reviews)

  • Beer on tap, some cheap snacks and not much else (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no work/life balance for Community Team members (in 20 reviews)

  • Long Hours (but they go by fast) (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WeWork (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - WeWork allows you to grow as long as you keep producing good work.
    - Smart people all around you that you can learn from.
    - Great Perks
    - Awesome Co-Workers

    Cons

    Ceiling for internal employees
    Consistency should be sought after

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!


  2. "Loved it at WeWork"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WeWork part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay for employees

    Cons

    People are mean (like the bosses)

  3. "Community Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun events, great team members, amazing networking opportunities, traveling opportunities

    Cons

    Some days are very very long.

    Advice to Management

    need to respect work/life balance a bit more


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Needs More Standards"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wework in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Wework in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office and cool amenities

    Cons

    Not good for introverts, tend to ignore problems until they bubble over into something worse, took away bonuses, no real growth opportunities in certain departments


  5. "Poor experience from start to finish."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing consequential, free meals mean you have to stay late... on a Monday no less!

    Cons

    Constant management inflicted anxiety, understaffing on purpose, little chance to advance, backstabbing, low salary, high turnover, etc...

    Advice to Management

    Grow the f*** up - you can be an innovator without being immature.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Most abusive work place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice team members
    Health benefits were decent
    Great office location

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance.
    Horrible leadership.
    Abusive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    I use to work on the broker and referrals team. I never had a more traumatic experience than working on the team. I was publicly humiliated in the office, treated less than human, and broke down and cried several time while working for the broker referrals team. I spoke to HR and they never helped me. I tried moving to another team and when my boss found out, I was told that I can't leave the team because she said so.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Over valued. Weak Leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of energy and cool offices. Lot of free swag. Summer camp.

    Cons

    Company is over valued and over hyped. Nepotism and toxic behavior is extremely common and in all levels. Weak leadership in digital , these guys can't even mentor junior people and ends up looking like a popularity contest. Poor digital infrastructure impacts everything else and frustrating to other groups to be able to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Get some real leadership and please upgrade your talent in Digital engineering & products (directors and above). Frustrating to everyone else. Value team players more vs arrogant kids blowing their own trumpet. Live your own values and culture you are trying to sell. Hopefully new CTO will be able to bring good leadership.

  8. Helpful (16)

    "Worst company EVER."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beer on tap, some cheap snacks and not much else.

    Cons

    Horrific pay. No work life balance at all. Completely incompetent management. No structure and a huge waste of time for young college grads. Stay away from this toxic company, I will be quitting very soon .

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly. Provide some form of structure and guidance so employees can grow as people. Hire more compassionate people who have the ability to lead effectively. Get it together .


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Community Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Community Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people on your team who you can learn from. Exposure and networking opportunities to a lot of different people and companies

    Cons

    Pay isn't great and getting promoted takes time


  10. Helpful (30)

    "Ehhhhh........Pass"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fda in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fda in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WeWork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the flashy post-grad amenities a Millennial can dream of - free beer on tap, access to all WeWork buildings around the city at any time of day/night, consistent MANDATORY party-centric meetings/events, and being able to get the expected "wow!" reaction from sharing your WeWork employee status.

    Cons

    Little to no work/life balance for Community Team members. Mondays are an automatic 11+ hour shift due to mandatory TGIM meetings. Community Team is basically expected to live/breathe WeWork - which absolutely works for the younger generation/those with no family life, but for anybody over the age of 30 with or without kids - this is NOTTTTT the role for you. Awesome health benefit packages.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Potential Employees - please be advised that this is NOT your typical Admin role. Signed onboard initially as an FDA, expecting your regular front desk/reception experience, to quickly find throughout the training process that Sales is a VERY heavy aspect of the role as well. Having come from a no Sales background and/or interest in selling amenities/space to prospective members - this was a huge turn off right off the bat, as there was absolutely no mention of such during the interview process and would have resulted in me continuing my job search elsewhere.

    Though hiring is constant across the board - all buildings' Community Teams are extremely short staffed at all times (for reasons still "unknown", tho salary avoidance can pretty quickly be recognized) - resulting in a consistent headless-chicken run around for all employees throughout their days. While work is hard, play is even harder - which may have been much more appealing in my earlier years, but as a 30-something with a family to go home to at night - the last minute schedule changes to your day resulting in 45-50 hour work weeks/more than one ~12 hour shift regularly is a bit too much to take on unexpectedly.

    Advice to management would be - please be upfront with all role aspects from the very beginning to save on wasted time, please streamline the hiring/training process and organize it a bit more to ensure that both onboarding newbies AND training staff knows where their guys have to go and hire the appropriate number of people per building - larger buildings with the necessary INCREASED number of hands on board to keep everything running smoothly, NOT with the same six person team one of your smallest buildings typically has.

    I'm sure the WeWork brand will continue to boom as it has been, but with a couple of tweaks, a bit more honesty and the right number on hands onboard - the heightened turn over rate would likely be a bit lower and the appropriate types of people cut out for this type of work would be hired.


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