WeWork Employee Reviews about "great people"
Updated Nov 26, 2021
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The Work-Life Bowl
WSJ: WeWork CEO says employees who are least engaged are the ones who want to WFH, while those who are most engaged are the ones excited to come back to the office. WTF is this boomer BS? Jesus, hire adults who don't need to suck up to you at the water cooler in order to like their job. Can we please push back against this narrative? Many of us have worked very very hard this past year, with great productivity, and this is what we get to hear? 😡
Consulting Exit Opportunities
Would the fact that a startup has majority of their employees from companies that have gone under for fraud, be a red flag? Two startups I am looking at has employees in senior roles from FTX and WeWork and it’s triggering all kinds of red flags in my head. I’d like to believe these folks either didn’t know what was going on or were active/passive participants in fraud, both of which are problematic. Am I overthinking?
TBWA UK Group Limited
Anyone in Amsterdam looking to hire someone breaking into the business? She’s great and has a background in marketing. And been running a WeWork type space recently. Or, if not, anyone have a list of American ad agencies that have an Amsterdam office? Or any tips for an American looking to make a move? Thank you!
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "The people here are great and there is a lot of room for growth" (in 263 reviews)
- "good if you're in a management position and the culture is great fun if you're under 35 with no kids/no qualms staying back late." (in 157 reviews)
- "Good benefits, but not anything you can't get from similar companies of similar size." (in 109 reviews)
- "The teams you work with will be great and extremely talented" (in 82 reviews)
- "Great Colleagues and feeling of togetherness" (in 80 reviews)
- "Poor management and is filled with fake people" (in 113 reviews)
- "Bad country management and no leadership whatsoever" (in 103 reviews)
- "Absolutely no work life balance" (in 57 reviews)
- "Long hours and lots of change which are expected in any company growing as fast as WeWork." (in 55 reviews)
- "Managers and Directors need to be better vetted." (in 52 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Not worth the WeWork name on your resumeJul 11, 2019 - Senior Manager in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Generally the people that are hired to work at WeWork are great. Leadership is questionable and very often people are not prepared or qualified for their roles, but they are mostly good people that are enjoyable to work with.
This has been such a disappointing place to work. Everything that WeWork claims to be about, it’s actually the opposite. The culture is competitive, leaders are only looking out for themselves, and the politics are endless. The company focus constantly changes, so no one knows what they are doing and the day to day is insanely reactive. They lose so many great people because no one in leadership actually cares to invest their time in making their teams feel valued. If you have integrity, an opinion, and/or believe in doing the right thing - skip this. The leadership here is wildly threatened by people who speak the truth and poke holes (especially if you’re a woman). They simply don’t want to hear it.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Dynamic work culture (Asia Pacific)Jul 20, 2021 - Associate DirectorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great and fun people to work with Colleagues were so helpful and willing to explore new possibilities
Limited resources for Asia office
- Former Contractor, more than 1 year★★★★★
Contractors are not valuedAug 24, 2022 - Anonymous ContractorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I had the chance to work with great people that I still am in contact with.
I joined as a contractor for a year and wasn't converted, had to leave.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great PerksNov 7, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The people here are great and there is a lot of room for growth
The workload and lack of direction are difficult hurdles
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great Place to Work but Room for ImprovementMar 22, 2021 - Operations in Oakland, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Employees are well taken care of in regards to total benefits. The people are also what makes the company great and a pleasure to work with.
Little to no growth opportunities at the moment.
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
An amazing experienceAug 31, 2017 - HR Intern in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
At WeWork you are a part of an amazing global community. People work closely together and you can feel the great values of the company in your every day job. You find friends in your colleagues, everyone is friendly and the numerous events bring you closer. I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to work at WeWork ( London People Team).
You hustle hard but recognition is really present, you feel inspired by your colleagues and and at the end of the day, you feel proud to help the company grow that fast.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Sold as a game-changer but held down by all the same old issuesJul 7, 2020 - Community Lead in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
On the community side: - employees have access to workspaces around the world - lots of great people within the company and its spaces - exposure to hundreds of member companies brings connections and networking - job demands can be frustrating but not inherently difficult.
- On the job training/experience is way overblown. You will work 3x as hard to walk away with skills such as sales or operations as you would anywhere else because resources to truly excel at these things don't exist here. - Old guard is complacent or unqualified in positions they were handed for being early to the company. Deeply ingrained 'fake it till you make it' mentality from regional directors some of whom have little or no prior work experience. *Personal anecdote*: When I was negotiating a promotion that I was more than ready for multiple openings were available. I declined one offer because the needs at that specific location were not aligned at all with the growth I was seeking. Among other unprofessional responses I received, I was told by the internal recruiter to reconsider and that I "should be grateful to be getting a promotion at all". - Entry/mid-level employees have wildly different experiences. Some are stunted from day 1 in terms of growth. Others are mysteriously advanced quickly by their managers who are either friends or of the same age/similar levels of experience. - The middle managers who do try to live by the "people first" rule can only prioritize their teams thru extra efforts beyond the work day and often at a personal expense of some type and will usually burn out quickly. - Corporate policies can change on a whim as upper management learns how to run a business for the first time (pre-2020). - Incentives, directives, and company goals change so fast that innovation, ideas, and hard work go to waste because the whole strategy has been scrapped by the time your ready to present and a new issue is being focused on. - Company leadership at EVERY level is reactive and not pro-active. This means tons of time and resources wasted. Some public initiatives such as sustainability are not thought out or have little priority internally and are left to be the passion projects of a few determined but exhausted individuals. - In NYC there is an obvious lack of diversity (and overall in C-level) which the BOD has been called out for with underwhelming response. - Working in Community is an intimate hospitality/customer service role. When issues arrive in the workplace (i.e. elevator down or a leaking pipe) you may become a punching bag for customers who you will also then continue to see every day in the space. If intense levels of human interaction are not for you then avoid this position.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
WeWork TaiwanMay 10, 2023 - Community Lead in TaipeiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
great working environment and people. small but efficient community team.
limited advancement opportunity within WeWork China organization
- Former Employee★★★★★
Good Pay, Dysfunctional CompanyMar 28, 2021 - Computational Designer in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The pay was quite good and the people were really great. They were very LGBTQ friendly.
Pre IPO the leadership was very dysfunctional and centered on Adam.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
It was a Hospitality company, now it's a Real Estate firmJul 16, 2020 - Community Manager in San Francisco, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
You get to work with a lot of great people and help enable companies to succeed
Lost a lot of the culture when it shifted to real estate. It's on real shaky ground right now. Hope it makes it out of the pandemicContinue reading